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Eden wins Soil Association Food for Life catering mark

24 July 2009
Eden wins Soil Association Food for Life catering mark

Eden Foodservice has been given the Food for Life catering mark by the Soil Association, becoming the second contract caterer to receive the award.

Part of Initial Facilities Services, Eden Foodservice achieved the bronze level accreditation for work in 96 primary and special schools within the Croydon area.

Simon James, managing director, said: "The award of the Food for Life catering mark recognises our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality school meals and promoting food education. Our efforts with Croydon Council have resulted in healthy and appealing menus using only the best available ingredients across all 96 schools."

The award recognises greater use of fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients, high-welfare meat and sustainable fish.

Eden Foodservice was also required to demonstrate it meets a range of required criteria including freshly preparing at least 75 per cent of all dishes on site.

In addition, meals are required to contain no undesirable food additives, hydrogenated fats or GM ingredients and eggs must be sourced from cage free hens.

The first contract caterer to achieve the Food for Life mark at bronze level was Cater Link.

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By Janie Stamford

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