Nutrition and Allergen Charts
Thurrock Catering Service have provided us with listings of Nutrition and Allergens for the new school menu.
If your child has particular food requirements please see the documents below for further information.
Thurrock Catering Service achieves Gold Food for Life Catering Mark
Thurrock Catering Service has achieved the prestigious Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals
Thurrock Catering Service, the in-house catering provider for Thurrock Schools has been awarded the Soil Association’s gold Food for Life Catering Mark for its school meal provision at 31 primary schools in Thurrock serving over 7000 meals per day.
This award is the Soil Association’s highest accolade in its accreditation scheme. It provides an independent endorsement that Thurrock Catering Services are providing fresh healthy food which promotes the use of seasonal and organic produce, is sustainable, free range, local, traceable and free from trans fats and harmful additives.
Thurrock Catering Services were rigorously audited to ensure its primary menus met the highest standards of traceability, provenance and freshness. The Gold award also recognises the following standards:
Menus comply with the latest national Food Standards
At least 75% of dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients
All meat is from farms which satisfy UK animal welfare standards
Eggs are from Free Range hens
Milk is organic
Menus use seasonal and in-season produce is highlighted
No undesirable additives or artificial trans fats are used
No genetically modified ingredients are used
No fish is served from the ‘fish to avoid’ list stipulated by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council, who fishing)
Information is on display about food provenance
Catering staff are supported with skills training in fresh food preparation and the Catering Mark
All suppliers have been verified to ensure they apply appropriate food safety standards
Menus provide for all dietary and cultural needs
The GOLD Standard is assessed on a points system. To achieve gold, at least 300 points are needed for the following criteria, including a minimum of: