AN AWARD has been presented to Hampshire County Council for the quality of the meat used in its school dinners.
Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has received the ‘Good Pig’ award from Compassion in World Farming for the use of pork and pork products that meet strict animal welfare criteria.
The accolade recognises HC3S’s commitment to ensuring they only purchase higher-welfare pork.
Council leader Councillor Roy Perry said: ‘This latest award demonstrates to parents that meals are not only about providing delicious, healthy food to children, but that we also take great care in sourcing our high quality ingredients, particularly with regard to animal welfare and sustainability.’
The school dinners are enjoyed by more than 40,000 school children each day.