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Food: Public Sector

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department provides to public sector bodies on procuring meat and dairy products that are free range or produced to standards equivalent to those of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Freedom Food scheme. (319537)

Guidance produced under DEFRA's Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative encourages all public sector bodies to, and shows how they can, specify higher animal welfare standards, including farm assurance schemes and higher level schemes such as the RSPCA's Freedom Foods standards.