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British meats

Request for information – FOI13422

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 September 2013, which we acknowledge, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

Ordnance Survey does hold the information to respond to your information request, and we respond to each of your points as follows:

1) The percentage of fresh meat purchased by your organisation or its sub-contractors that is of British origin.
100% of the fresh meat purchased by our sub-contractors is of British origin.

2) The percentage of frozen meat purchased by your organisation or its sub-contractors that is of British origin.
Our sub-contractors do not purchase raw meat that is frozen or has been previously frozen, therefore 0% is the response.

3) The percentage of meat-related products purchased by your organisation or its sub-contractors that is of British origin.
The percentage of meat-related products that are of British origin is approximately 85%.

4) Whether you require your suppliers to only supply the organisation with fresh meat of British origin.
We do not require our suppliers to only supply the organisation with fresh meat of British origin.

5) Whether you require your suppliers to only supply the organisation with frozen meat of British origin.
We do not require our suppliers to only supply the organisation with frozen meat of British origin.

6) Whether you require your suppliers to only supply the organisation with meat-related products of British origin.
We do not require our suppliers to only supply the organisation with meat-related products of British origin.

7) Whether you require your suppliers to only supply the organisation with milk of British origin.
We do not require our suppliers to only supply the organisation with milk of British origin.

8) Whether you require your suppliers to only supply the organisation with milk-related products of British origin.
We do not require our suppliers to only supply the organisation with milk-related products of British origin.

9) Whether your contracts with organisations that provide catering services or other food related services to your organisation include a clause requiring them to only use/buy British fresh meat.
Our contracts do not contain a clause requiring the use/purchase of only British fresh meats.

10) Whether your contracts with organisations that provide catering services or other food related services to your organisation include a clause requiring them to only use/buy British frozen meat.
Our contracts do not contain a clause requiring the use/purchase of only British frozen meat.

11) Whether your contracts with organisations that provide catering services and other food related services to your organisation include a clause requiring them to only use/buy British meat-related products.
Our contracts do not contain a clause requiring the use/purchase of British only meat-related products.

As all the requested information has been provided, we have determined that in all the circumstances of this case the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) is not applicable in this instance.

Internal review
Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS

E-mail: foi@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

E-mail: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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