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The AgriScot Food Charter

The AgriScot Food Charter

AgriScot, now widely regarded as one of the premier events in UK agriculture, continues to develop its appeal to all sectors of the industry…both to the trade and to a wide cross section of farmers eager to seek out the products, services, advice and information necessary for their farming businesses.

One of the aims of AgriScot is to showcase the quality produce of the agricultural sector and the Scottish food and drink industry as a whole. This Food Charter, inspired by Scotland’s Food Charter for Events will ensure all retailers, stallholders and catering outlets focus on the fantastic range of local produce and ingredients available to us in Scotland.

AgriScot and resident catering partner Saltire Hospitality are fully committed to this new Charter and will comply with the following product sourcing:

Meat                All beef, lamb and pork products (including bacon, burgers and sausages) must be produced from animals born, reared and slaughtered in Scotland. They must meet the requirements of the QMS quality assurance programme, which underpins the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands. This provides reassurance to consumers of provenance and high standards of production and animal welfare and wellbeing as well as delivering a quality eating experience.

Venison          All venison must be Scottish. Wild venison must be sourced from Scotland in accordance with Scottish Quality Wild Venison Assurance Scheme. Farmed venison must be sourced from farms in Scotland

Eggs               Free range and sourced in Scotland

Carry SCO coding or British Lion Mark equivalent

Dairy Products          To be sourced from the region where possible

Non-British cheese must be fully traceable

All ice-cream should be made from Scottish cream and produced in Scotland

Non-British products must be fully traceable

Aquaculture              Produced in Scotland**; farmed to the standards of the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture. – PGI Scottish Salmon certified.

** Where wild caught or aquaculture fish/shellfish species are not available from the UK, they must be fully traceable and meet the benchmark standards specified above.

Bakery            All bakery products (bread rolls, cakes, shortbread, oatcakes, etc) should be sourced locally and baked in Scotland

Soft Fruits     All soft fruit and berries must be Scottish and where possible should be sourced from the region

Fruit & Veg    Where available, Scottish seasonal and high quality produce should be used. As far as possible all fruit and vegetables should be from the region and/or Scottish grown and non-British products must be traceable

Clear signage must be provided by all catering units confirming where products (in particular meats & fish) have been sourced to inform visitors of the origins and stories behind your products. By working together and adhering to this Food Charter we can improve the economic and social environments of the local and Scottish producers and help educate our visitors to this fantastic region of Scotland.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Martin Dare info@AgriScot.co.uk

 

Bran Jankovic bran@saltirehospitality.co.uk

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