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FOOD FACT

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Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population!

FOOD FACT

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In the 1830's Tomato Ketchup was originally sold as a medicine!

FOOD FACT

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Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.

School Food has Standards

North Tyneside Catering Services only procure the freshest quality ingredients in order to ensure the meals we serve are of the highest quality.

Not only has produce been responsibly sourced but we also ensure that we purchase locally and regionally in order to ensure quality produce whilst reducing food miles.

* All meat carries the Farm Assured certification (Red Tractor)

* All our fresh poultry is sourced from British Farms

* We only ever purchase free range eggs and all are from local farms

* All fish is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council

* All milk is provided by local dairy farmers

* All bananas are Fair Trade

* Fruit and vegetables are purchased through Gateshead fruit and veg

 

Working together

There are strict laws and regulations which control the standard of food. These deal with the production, distribution and sales, ensuring that the food is safe for us to buy. It is then our responsibility to choose, store, handle and prepare food in a safe and hygienic way to keep it safe for our students and staff to enjoy.