Premier Foods has become the latest member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier Scheme.

Some of the UK’s biggest brands carry the Food for Life Catering Mark, with Premier saying it “demonstrates best practice in the industry”.

Caterers with the bronze mark have been recognised for serving fresh food that meets nutritional guidelines and helps make healthy eating easier.

At bronze award level, the catering mark addresses many key concerns and provides assurance to consumers that meals are traceable, healthy, made from fresh ingredients and are free from trans fats and undesirable additives.

Caterers who choose to source more certified, higher-welfare or sustainable products, or local and seasonal products, can achieve additional points, helping them progress to silver and gold award levels.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: “With more steps being taken by foodservice operators towards achieving a sustainable supply chain, and increasing demand from caterers for socially responsible suppliers, we’re proud we can offer a number of products within our foodservice portfolio to help meet this need.”

Earlier this month Premier announced it was expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.