Provenance on a Plate - new toolkit available

21 April 2010

A new toolkit which helps caterers provide consumers with more information about the origins of the food and drink available in Scotland's hotels, cafes, pubs and restaurants was launched recently by the Scottish Government.

A successful trial of the Provenance on a Plate guide has already generated increased sales of fresh, seasonal produce, raise greater consumer awareness of local produce, and built stronger links with local food suppliers.

Designed as a code of practice, it aims to clarify legal requirements and best practice guidelines for food and drink origin declarations on menus and provide clear, accurate and consistent information to consumers when eating out.