Establishing food standards for NHS hospitals – England – Dept of Health – 29 August 2014
“The NHS will have mandatory food standards and hospitals will be ranked on food quality as part of a wide-ranging drive to raise standards of hospital food across the country.
mandatory food standards in the NHS contract for the first time
hospitals rated for food quality on NHS Choices
The Hospital Food Standards Panel, led by Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of Age UK, has published its report to the government today and recommends 5 legally-binding food standards for the NHS. The panel has worked with a range of organisations, including royal colleges and nutritional experts.
The mandatory requirements were selected from over 50 food quality standards. These will now be included in the NHS Standard Contract – making them legally-binding for hospitals.”
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