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Prisons: Nutrition

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what requirements there are on (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions to act upon nutritional guidance offered by the Food Standards Agency in respect of food provision for (i) older people and (ii) adults in institutions. (191358)

HM Prison Service has recently completed a routine review of its catering policy and a revised Prison Service Order (PSO 5000 the Catering Manual) will be published shortly. The revised PSO includes additional guidance from the Food Standards Agency to further help prison caterers in England and Wales provide food that meets the nutritional needs of all prisoners.