Changes to the Catering Mark Standards

30 August 2013

Catering Mark holders will now be aware of changes to the Catering Mark Standards. These amendments are based on the responses to two widely-circulated consultations, which took place between December 2012 and April 2013. All Catering Mark holders were invited to take part in both consultations.

We aim to give Catering Mark holders plenty of time for implementation of these changes. All changes and implementation dates are included in the new edition of the Catering Mark Standards Manual (v 2.0).

Please ensure that you refer to this version of the Manual in future.

Supplier Members need to be aware of the upcoming changes to ensure they continue to provide products which meet the Standards.

We do our best to incorporate a level of flexibility into the Catering Mark to allow adaptation to changes within the industry, so that the scheme continues to provide an achievable framework for caterers whilst upholding the principles and ethos of good food.

Any changes to the Standards are established through a set process led by our independent Catering Mark Standards Committee, which is made up of a wide range of industry experts.

If you have questions please contact your Certification Officer. If you're unsure who your contact is, please call 0117 914 2411 or email

Read a summary of the amendments and new standards.

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