Your right to know
RSPCA Freedom Food
Freedom Food is the farm assurance and food labelling scheme established by the RSPCA in 1994. The scheme is a charity in its own right, set up to improve the welfare of farm animals and offer consumers a higher welfare choice.
Find out more at www.freedomfood.co.uk
Simply Ask. Do you do good food?
Treat well, eat well... Freedom Food’s latest campaign to help improve farm animal welfare is ‘Simply Ask’.
Backed by top chefs including Antony Worrall Thompson, Paul Merrett, Peter Gordon and Martin Lam, the campaign urges people to ‘Simply Ask’ about where their food comes from when eating out.
This is in a bid to get restaurants, pubs and cafes to source products from higher welfare farms such as Freedom Food.
The campaign is a response to news that a third of the population would boycott a restaurant that could not answer a question about where they source their products. And 60 per cent of us think we have a right to know the provenance of our food when eating out.
With a major push on eggs at the outset, the campaign specifically urged people to ‘Simply Ask’ restaurants if they use eggs from hens that have not been kept in cages.
Find out more, including a ‘Simply Ask’ restaurant finder which lists places to eat in each county that have signed up to the campaign, at www.simplyask.org.uk
Photo © copyright Freedom Food/Alex Caminada.