Updated as of January 9th 2017
Eligibility and Icons of Sustainability.
REDUCED PLASTIC: This business has reduced its use of plastic in the serving of food and uses NO Styrofoam
CRUELTY FREE / VEGAN FOOD: This business serves VEGAN FOOD options which contain zero animal products (meat / dairy / eggs)
CHEMICAL FREE: This business uses organic and / or chemical free ingredients.
NO FOOD WASTE: This business composts food scraps / donates unsold food / feeds scraps to animals or uses food that isn’t deemed ‘perfect looking’ by supermarkets etc.
FAIR TRADE: This business focuses on using Fair Trade products.
ETHICALLY PRODUCED: This business uses ingredients and products that are ethically grown and/or produced, including free range / free to roam options.
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: This business serves sustainably caught seafood.
VEGETARIAN: This business serves delicious, totally vegetarian options.
HOMEMADE: This business serves a selection of food that is prepared and made solely on the premises or created from scratch by a member of staff.
CHARITY: This business cares about others and donates to charity in some form.
LOCAL PRODUCE: This business sources local produce thereby reducing food miles.
FAIR WORK: This business pays its staff correctly and treats everyone equally and with respect, regardless of differences.
GLUTEN FREE: This business has meal options free from wheat, barley, rye and oat related ingredients.
We ask that you review the below checklist of business requirements. Fair Food Forager is for the inspired businesses, trying to be better. We should all support food growers and creators doing great things like creating less waste or growing some of their own produce.
In order to upload a business to the Fair Food Forager website, they should satisfy some of the options in the below list, in particular they should NOT be selling takeaway in polystyrene packaging. That’s what makes you special and the food you seek special, you don’t want to see unnecessary food or packaging waste so help us spread the word and encourage others to be more like you and the businesses you visit.
Some of the possibilities.
· Does not use polystyrene takeaway packaging (must)
· Does not use polystyrene takeaway cups (must)
· Does not use single use plastic plates or cutlery
· Does not use single use plastic bags
· Does not use plastic straws
· Supplies, sells or collects reused glass for produce sale
· Any plastic used is recycled or reused
· Does not decorate with balloons and synthetic ribbon
· Food waste composted / worm farmed
· Excess food is given to charity
· Excess food is used as animal feed
· Uses imperfect fruit and vegetables (visually not right for supermarkets but tastes great)
· Uses rescued food (40% of our food supply is thrown out for no good reason)
· Rain water in use
· Waste water recycled - (garden watering).
ANIMAL ETHICS AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD
· Vegetarian options
· Vegan options
· Free Range animals used for meat
· Free Range eggs used
· Sustainable seafood used - See guide
· Sustainable Palm Oil
· Cooks / Creates their own food products for sale
· Sources produce locally
· Sources produce in season
· Grows some of its own produce
PEOPLE AND PLANET
· Renewable energy used onsite
· Fair Trade products
· Runs charity events
· Partial profits sent to charity
· Creates awareness on global issues
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