Broch primary schools achieve bronze food award

Councillor Charles Buchan.
Councillor Charles Buchan.

Fraserburgh Primary School Meals Service has been achieved the Food for Life Catering Mark Bronze award.

Awarded by the Soil Association, the accolade guarantees that at least 75% of food which is served to primary pupils is freshly prepared.

In addition, seasonal food is used, eggs are cage-free, and meat satisfies UK welfare standards. The bronze-level award also means no genetically-modified ingredients are used, food safety standards are observed and menus meet nutritional guidelines.

Commenting, Fraserburgh and District councillor Charles Buchan said: “Getting a bronze award for school meals in Aberdeenshire is a starting point.

“This is something we can work on and I hope the service will work towards the Silver and Gold awards.

“The award guarantees that the food our children are served is fresh, prepared locally, has no GM ingredients and has no additives or hydrogenated fats.

“It also ensures seasonal produce is used and that the menus meet nutritional standards.

“And the reason I’m so keen on then going for the silver and gold awards is that they will then be championing local meat, fish and vegetable producers.”