Helping to provide meals that are better for people, the planet, and animal welfare: Birchall Foodservice joins the Catering Mark Supplier Scheme
Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice has joined the Food for Life Catering Mark Supplier Scheme. This demonstrates Birchall Foodservice’s commitment to help their catering clients provide meals that are freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
The Catering Mark Supplier 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.
The Catering Mark provides an independent endorsement that caterers are taking steps to improve the food they serve. The Supplier Scheme is supporting this work by helping suppliers understand the Catering Mark and provide their caterers with the products and support they need.
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.
The growth of the Catering Mark has led to increasing demand for foodservice wholesalers such as Birchall Foodservice which can supply ambient, chilled, fresh and frozen products which meet the requirements of the Catering Mark.
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.”