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By Debbie le Quesne

Food for thought

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In a recent blog, Editor of the Caring Times Geoff Hodgson writes about the reliance on national corporate suppliers – it’s cheaper and more amenable to head office control, he observes.

In an ideal world it would be lovely for care homes to favour their local suppliers, thus engaging more with community and supporting the neighbouring economy, a sentiment Geoff supports. Business sense, however, must prevail and the trend to shop cheaper is not only with care homes. Take a look at the Aldi supermarkets explosion driven by a canny public.

The regulatory burden of audit trails on food and the possibility a story being true about a home that wanted to ‘think local’ and was prevented from doing so by the administrative box ticking, really does highlight the impact of too much government control, says Geoff.

Hmm . . . it’s just the tip of the iceberg I fear.

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Written by debbielq

April 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

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