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Organic catering at Trinity St David

Congratulations to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), which is the first university in the UK to achieve a Food for Life Gold Catering Mark from the Soil Association for its banqueting and events services across all campuses.

Janine Lewis-Screen, Catering Manager at the Carmarthen campus, who co-ordinated the process on behalf of the University, said “We're delighted to receive these awards, particularly the Gold Award for our banqueting and events and the Silver for our lunch services. When we looked at the criteria for the silver award, we felt that we were already doing most of what was required. For example, we serve Fair Trade products, we buy our fresh produce from local suppliers, 5% of our overall catering budget is spent on organic food, including milk, vegetables, products for our soups etc”.

Jane Davidson, Director of INSPIRE and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for External Engagement said “We are delighted to support local producers and suppliers and are proud to list their names in our restaurants across all of our campuses. The awards meet demands for traceability, integrity and good provenance of the food that we serve. There is a growing awareness of the link between good food, health, academic attainment and the environment. Students, staff and the University's wider community are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from and we are in a unique position to lead the way in facilitating a change in their buying and eating habits." read more   

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