University lands top food award

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EDINBURGH University has landed a prestigious award for food served to students at its main halls of residence.

It has become the first Scottish university to land the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for the quality of the 24,000 meals dished up to 2000 students every week at Pollock Halls.

The Soil Association honour is awarded for food which is served fresh, free from controversial additives and is deemed better for animal welfare.

Ian Macaulay, assistant director for catering at the university, said: “The university has a history of achieving awards and playing a pioneering role in sustainable issues.

“Now students can be sure that food isn’t just freshly
prepared using quality
ingredients, but is also supporting the local economy and higher standards of animal welfare.”