Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice has joined the Food for Life Catering Mark Supplier Scheme to demonstrate its commitment to help caterers provide meals that are freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
The Scheme, launched by the Soil Association in December 2012, brings together foodservice wholesalers such as Birchall Foodservice with caterers achieving the Food for Life Catering Mark, which provides an independent endorsement that caterers are taking steps to improve the food they serve.
Nearly 150 million Catering Mark standard meals are served in the UK every year in workplaces, schools, nurseries, universities, hospitals, restaurants and a range of other settings outside the home. Its success has led to increasing demand for foodservice wholesalers, such as Birchall Foodservice, to supply ambient, chilled, fresh and frozen products which meet the Mark’s requirements.
Justin Birchall, managing director of Birchall Foodservice, said: “We are thrilled to have joined the Food for Life Catering Mark Supplier Scheme. We are committed to providing healthy, sustainable products to our customers and our membership will allow us to work even closer with schools and hospitals to help them improve the food they serve.”