Goodger recognised as industry influencer
Published:  20 December, 2011

Bpex foodservice sector manager Tony Goodger has been listed alongside celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, as one of the most influential people in public sector catering.

Goodger, who works with catering butchers and across the catering and foodservice industry to promote sustainable pig production and increase pork consumption in national foodservice, was named in Cost Sector Catering magazine’s top 20 most influential people in public service catering at a special lunch at the Houses of Parliament.

Others on the list include the head of catering for the 2012 Olympics, the new chairman of the Local Authority Caterers’ Association (LACA), which represents 135 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, the deputy master of the Royal Household, and the head of Defence Fuel and Food Services at the MoD, whose responsibility includes running the £165m contract to feed operational military personnel on active service or training.

The lunch was followed by a debate on sustainability in the supply chain which highlighted the lack of awareness in the foodservice sector about the partial stall ban which will come into force on 1 January 2013.

Goodger, who has a strong interest in global, national and local food policy and politics, and is an advocate of high welfare and quality, said: “All those attending said they were aware of EU legislation coming on 1 January which means all egg producers must use enriched cages but not one knew about the partial ban on keeping sows in stalls.

“My aim now is to make sure, over the next year, they are all fully aware of the far-reaching implications of this piece of EU legislation.

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