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Scottish government must take action on food purchasing for schools and hospitals

February 28, 2013 4:29 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Tavish Scott MSPTavish ScottTavish Scott welcomed the Scottish Government's move to create a Scottish Food Safety Body today and again urged the Public Health Minister to improve the public sector food buying system in light of horsemeat DNA being found in public sector meals.

The Public Health Minister admitted that the Scottish Government needed to do more.

Commenting after the statement, Mr Scott said:

"The Scottish government needs to do more to guarantee the quality and source of food served in schools and hospitals. We need to see swift action. The government needs to reform the rules on food purchasing for schools and hospitals so that a premium is placed on quality, local produce and not just cost when deciding who to buy produce from.

"This would help public confidence and boost Scottish food sales strengthening local food sales."

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