Standards for Food For Life Served Here
Your catering challenge is very different to the one faced by a caterer in another sector. For this reason, the Food for Life Served Here Standards Handbooks have been tailored to each of the key sectors that currently hold the award.
Standards Handbooks: What’s new in 2017?
Each of the Food for Life Served Here sector-specific handbooks has been updated. All caterers will need to use the 2017 versions from now on. Here’s a quick guide to the changes.
Please click the links below to download the most relevant version of the Food for Life Served Here Standards Handbook.
- Standards Handbook – Hospitals [pdf, 4mb]
- Standards Handbook – Early years [pdf, 4mb]
- Standards Handbook – Schools [pdf, 4mb]
- Standards Handbook – Residential care [pdf, 4mb]
- Standards Handbook – Workplaces, cafes and events [pdf, 4mb]
- Standards Handbook – Further and Higher Education [pdf, 4mb]
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How do the standards work?
The Bronze, Silver and Gold standards are set by an independent Standards Committee, which is made up of industry experts from a wide range of sectors.
- The Bronze Award has fixed standards. These focus on removing harmful additives and trans fats from the menu, and ensuring that the majority of food available is prepared freshly. They also focus on assurances that meat is traceable and from farms that adhere at least to minimum standards of animal welfare.
- The Silver and Gold Standards are assessed on a points system, rewarding spend on ethical, environmentally friendly and local ingredients, and for actions that make healthy eating easier.