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Food: Pork and Bacon

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [HL4828]

The department is working with its catering contractor to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative. All pork and bacon is purchased from British farm-assured suppliers.