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Provision of Food & Drink for Detainees


1) A copy of Avon & Somerset Constabulary's policy on the provision of food and drink to detainees.

2) A copy of Avon & Somerset Constabulary's procurement procedure and practices which includes details of each approved meal including for each meal details of how any meat in that meal was slaughtered and for each meal details of how any fish in that meal was slaughtered.  Please provide these details for the period August 2014 - December 2015 inclusive.

3) A copy of each consultation about provision of food and drink to detainees that Avon & Somerset has - please include a full list of the organisations and groups consulted with.

4) A copy of the nutritional information for each approved meal which includes a list of ingredients and calorific value, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium and vitamin C content.


Q1. Please find enclosed the relevant information relating to the provision of food and drink to detainees.

Q2. With regards to the procurement procedure concerning the provision of food to detainees, the constabulary uses a framework agreement via another police force.

We do hold information that the following products have been assessed by the Halal Authority Board (HAB) and comply with HAB’s worldwide standards for Halal Certification.

Please see these below:

NSN Thai Style Chicken Breast

NSN Peri Peri Chicken Breast

NSN Chicken Tikka Masala

NSN Mexican Style Beef

Vesty Steak and Vegetables

Compleat Chicken Casserole

Compleat Lamb Hot Pot

NSN Moroccan style chicken Breast

NSN Chicken Jalfrezi

NSN Indian Style Beef

Vesty Chicken with Dhal

Vesty Chilly Con Carne

Compleat Chicken and Vegetable Madras


Q3. This information is not held by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Q4. Please find the nutritional information for approved hot meals provided in custody enclosed.

FOI Ref: 387/16

Date of Request: 09.03.16

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