Horsemeat? not in our school meals - Dorset firm is keeping meat local

HEALTHY MEALS: Executive chef Chris Blake

HEALTHY MEALS: Executive chef Chris Blake

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A FIRM that supplies school meals in Dorset says the best way to be sure that children are eating what they should be is to use local produce.

Forerunner Personal Catering said knowing where food came from was more important than ever in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

It said it bought everything locally and prepared it itself.

MD Declan O’Toole said: “We are a small, local firm who make everything fresh, from scratch, every day.

“We buy all our produce, including our meat, from local suppliers.

“We don’t use any processed beef products such as lasagne or cottage pie in our menus – we make them ourselves. It is this freshly made and locally sourced nature of our business that allows us to give our schools this guarantee”.

Dave Cox, from Springfields Butchers in Poole, Forerunner’s meat supplier, added: “We fully support Forerunner as a local supplier, and all beef supplied to them comes from the West Country and Local suppliers, from British farms.”

Mr O’Toole added: “You can’t know where something is coming from if it is manufactured hundreds of miles away, shipped in overnight and then reheated in the morning and delivered to the school.

“The benefit of being small and local is that parents know the school deal directly with us and they know everything is bought fresh and prepared locally. And it creates local jobs.”

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9:58am Tue 26 Feb 13

l'anglais says...

Everybody should get behind locally produced Food.

By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs.

The same can be applied to housing by the way.
Everybody should get behind locally produced Food. By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs. The same can be applied to housing by the way. l'anglais
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10:08am Tue 26 Feb 13

awsokend says...

The same can be applied to housing by the way.

Do you know how daft you sound
silly child.
The same can be applied to housing by the way. Do you know how daft you sound silly child. awsokend
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11:48am Tue 26 Feb 13

l'anglais says...

awsokend wrote:
The same can be applied to housing by the way.

Do you know how daft you sound
silly child.
Would you mind expanding on your well informed riposte?
[quote][p][bold]awsokend[/bold] wrote: The same can be applied to housing by the way. Do you know how daft you sound silly child.[/p][/quote]Would you mind expanding on your well informed riposte? l'anglais
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12:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

suzigirl says...

Does that mean they will be using local horses?
Does that mean they will be using local horses? suzigirl
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11:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bournemouth2014 says...

Boring & a free bit of advertising
Boring & a free bit of advertising Bournemouth2014
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10:51am Wed 27 Feb 13

awsokend says...

l'anglais wrote:
Everybody should get behind locally produced Food.

By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs.

The same can be applied to housing by the way.
Nothing wrong with eating horse meat
its idiots that eat houses we need to worry about,.
[quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: Everybody should get behind locally produced Food. By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs. The same can be applied to housing by the way.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with eating horse meat its idiots that eat houses we need to worry about,. awsokend
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2:56pm Thu 28 Feb 13

l'anglais says...

awsokend wrote:
l'anglais wrote:
Everybody should get behind locally produced Food.

By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs.

The same can be applied to housing by the way.
Nothing wrong with eating horse meat
its idiots that eat houses we need to worry about,.
Is it eating food that concerns you, or the consequences of where the food is being produced?
[quote][p][bold]awsokend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: Everybody should get behind locally produced Food. By taking out as many middle men as possible from the food supply chain, there will be less chance of profiteering and abuse of our essential human needs. The same can be applied to housing by the way.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with eating horse meat its idiots that eat houses we need to worry about,.[/p][/quote]Is it eating food that concerns you, or the consequences of where the food is being produced? l'anglais
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