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Mass support shown for Red Tractor Assurance at LACA

The Red Tractor stand at this year’s Local Authorities Caters Association (LACA) show (10th and 11th July) once again received over-whelming support from all sectors of the catering industry.

Since inception in 1999, LACA has set out to inform, develop, represent and support its members through a range of initiatives and services.  The Association became a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2009. The Association represents the School Food Industry and membership is open to all parties who make a contribution to this market sector – providers (public and private sector) client officers, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers. Individual schools may become members of the Association.

Nigel Akehurst, Account Manager at Red Tractor explains: ‘At a time when many parents are looking at their household budgets one thing that they can be sure of is that buying a school meal for their children that contains Red Tractor assured food offers the reassurance that the food they are eating has been independently audited for food safety, traceability, hygiene and in the case of meat traceability from the farm to the school gate’.

There were a large number of Red Tractor Licensed food service exhibitors at LACA this year including; UK Foodhall, McCains, 3663, Brakes and Love Joes amongst many others.

Robert Clark, Sales and Commercial Director at UK Foodhall said: “Being a Red Tractor accredited supplier we are proud to supply a wide range of RT products to schools and local authorities and would encourage parents to demand that Red Tractor food standards becomes a minimum requirement for school menus to ensure School Children are eating food from a trusted source that can be traced back to UK farms and meets responsible production standards”

The Red Tractor logo is a mark of quality assurance that shows that food or drink products meet high standards of food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. The Union Flag featured in the logo also highlights a guarantee of origin.

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