Fillings give food for thought

MORPETH’S MP has urged residents to think more carefully about the contents of their sandwiches.

Ian Lavery is supporting the RSPCA’s Fairer Fillings campaign, which encourages people to swap their usual lunch at least once a week for one that contains higher welfare ingredients.

Growing numbers of consumers are choosing to buy higher welfare bacon or a free-range chicken as part of a weekly food shop, but the charity wants them to do the same when it comes to making or buying a sandwich for lunch.

The Freedom Food logo denotes that animals have been reared on farms inspected to RSPCA standards. Mr Lavery said: “We are all concerned about higher animal welfare standards, but when grabbing a convenient sandwich for lunch animal welfare is often the last thing the people think about.

“It is great that so many higher welfare food options are now available for people to choose from and I urge shoppers to look for the Freedom Food logo to make sure their sandwich contains a ‘fairer filling’.”