Organic focus: Rating Brakes

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Brakes works with accredited organisations such as Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor), Freedom Food and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In...

Brakes works with accredited organisations such as Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor), Freedom Food and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In addition, it offers a wide range of organic and fair trade products.

Simon Henrick, group marketing manager, says: "All these accreditations enable the caterer to make an informed choice.

"Brakes customers can buy with confidence, knowing they are buying products that support growing methods, control of additives and growing procedures as well as ensuring that farmers in developing countries are not exploited."The company aims to minimise its impact on the environment through a responsible sourcing policy, promoting British produce and seasonality wherever it can. In March 2003, Brakes became the first foodservice supplier to carry MSC-certified products.

The range has expanded and the company also sources under-utilised alternatives, reducing the demand on depleted fish stocks.

Working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Brakes continues to expand its range of Freedom Food. The RSPCA's farm assurance and food-labelling scheme is dedicated to improving welfare standards for farm animals reared for food in the UK.

"Brakes achieved another first through providing meat carrying the Red Tractor logo, a portfolio we plan to grow further," says Simon.

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