Standards in Hospitals

Food for Life Served Here standards have been tailored to each key sector.

Standards for bronze award holders

Ingredients    Tractor Good Practise   Carrot Customer Care    Platter
- All eggs are free range
- No genetically modified ingredients
- No undesirable additives or trans fats
- Animal welfare standards are met
- No endangered fish
- Minimum 75% dishes are freshly prepared
- Training is provided for staff
- Free drinking water is available
- Nutritional standards for sector are met
- Menus meet dietary and cultural needs of customers
- Positive marketing about where ingredients have come from
- Seasonal ingredients are used and highlighted 


Standards for silver and gold award holders

Ingredients    Tomato  Good Practise   Thumbs Up Customer Care   Lamb
Caterers are awarded points for sourcing higher welfare, ethically produced ingredients, such as Free Range, organic, MSC, Fairtrade, Leaf marque and RSPCA assured Caterers are awarded points for sourcing local produce, produce from the local region and from the UK Caterers are awarded points for taking steps to make healthy eating easier for customers, such as by reducing salt and sugar, introducing pulses and vegetables to menus and using wholegrain ingredients.

Download the standards

Download the full Soil Association Food for Life Served Here standards handbook. Use the handbook to find suggestions on meeting our standards and guidance for the inspection.