Have your say! Standards proposal
21 May 2012
Points for Irish sourcing in Northern Ireland
The Catering Mark Standards Committee would like your views on a proposal for Irish sourcing to be included as qualifying for 2 points per % for sourcing locally in Ireland.
Lots of organisations operate throughout the island of Ireland and source materials from both jurisdictions, often in preference to sourcing from Great Britain. By rational extension, if an applicant in Great Britain can score 2 points for produce sourced from the UK (or GB), an applicant in Northern Ireland should be able to achieve points for sourcing from the island of Ireland.
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3.2 Championing local food producers
Points are given for each percentage point increase in UK, regional and local sourcing as a percentage of your total ingredient spend.
• 3 points per %: region/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland (includes fresh produce, bread and any other locally produced item made with 50% or more local ingredients)
• 2 points per %: UK fresh produce above national UK average of 59%
• 2 points per %: Northern Irish caterers sourcing produce from Ireland
Please submit your views to email@example.com by 1st August 2012.