Government food procurement standards slated

The Government's environmental and ethical standards for food procurement are below those of McDonald's, a new report has claimed.

New compulsory Government Buying Standards (GBS) were introduced in June for food bought by public sector institutions, such as prisons. The Good Food for Our Money campaign, which prepared the report, said: "It is time for the GBS to at least match and then rapidly exceed standards that are already routine for McDonald's."

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