Food for Life Catering Mark Standard

Food for Life Catering Mark Standard

The Butchers of Brogdale are proud to announce that they are one of the first butchers to achieve the Food for Life Catering Mark launched by the Soil Association.

Lee, Master Butcher said “that by gaining this Catering Mark enables our customers to be confident in the provenance, source, food safety and quality of our meat.”

The Soil Association has launched a Catering Mark Supplier Scheme aimed at providing assurance on food health, animal welfare and the environment.

To help them meet the requirements of the Catering Mark standards, caterers need suppliers who can deliver products that can satisfy a variety of accreditations required at the bronze, silver and gold levels of the Catering Mark.

The Soil Association are already well known in the catering sector with over 600,000 Catering Mark meals served daily in schools, hospitals, universities, nurseries and staff restaurants. These include products which are: Red Tractor; Freedom Food; MSC; organic; Fair-trade; non-GM; LEAF; free range; free from trans fats and additives.

To join the scheme, suppliers must be able to demonstrate that they have read and understood the Catering Mark Standards; that they can provide products which meet one or more of the standards; that they can support customers with their supply chain, and provide relevant information for their inspections.