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Weekly Catering Bulletin

Hospital tray containing food.

It’s important that we provide easy access to updates on stock and products that could impact your order. Each week, we will share a short bulletin which details principal changes on availability issues and product changes.

Last Updated 06 December 2022

We work hard to ensure product ranges are fit for purpose. When a product is delisted we strive to share a close alternative.

Delisted Product

ACC150 – Drinking Chocolate Cafe Etc Luxury low fat instant Hot Drink – Made with Water 500g Tub
Café Etc

Nutshell Packaging

Alternative Product

ACC144 – Drinking chocolate Fresher’s Traditional for Vending Machine 1kg
Freshers

Aimia Foods Ltd

Delisted Product

AEB200 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Super Seeds 12x70g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Alternative Product

AEB199 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Cranberry & Raisin 12x76g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Delisted Product

AEB201 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Gluten Free Coconut & Chia 12x70g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Alternative Product

AEB199 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Cranberry & Raisin 12x76g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Delisted Product

AEB202 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Sachets Plains 30x65g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Alternative Product

AEB197 – Porridge pots Gluten Free Plain No Added Sugar 12x70g
Moma

Nutshell Packaging

Delisted Product

ACB002 – Bovril beefy drink 7 oz cup
Flavourpac incup

Selecta U.K Limited

Alternative Product

There are currently no identified alternatives for this product.

Delisted Product

ACT319 – Premium Brew Black Tea In Cup 4 Pint bulk brew x 84
Typhoo

Typhoo

Alternative Product

ACT324 – Premium Brew Black Tea In Cup 4 Pint bulk brew x 84
Typhoo

Typhoo

Delisted Product

AAN224 – Cold Beverages Fruit Juice Apple 500ml
Juiceburst

Purity Softdrinks

Alternative Product

Alternative product to be confirmed

Delisted Product

AAN225 – Cold Beverages Fruit Juice Orange 500ml
Juiceburst

Purity Softdrinks

Alternative Product

Alternative product to be confirmed

The below products have recently been uploaded to NHS Supply Chain’s online catalogue.

No updates this week.

They were temporarily unavailable, but now the below items are back in stock and available to order from our frameworks.

No updates this week.

The below products are facing a temporary availability issue, however, alternative products are shown.

There has been a significant increase in demand for all cold beverages, confectionery and snacks and hot beverage products due to trusts being heavily impacted by Covid-19.

If you anticipate any significant and ongoing increase in your demand, please ensure you speak to your NHS Supply Chain: Food Account Manager about completing a demand capture form.

Unavailable Product

AWM030 – Sugar Granulated white individual sticks 2000x2g
Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon Company

Alternative Product

AWM031 – Sugar Granulated white individual sachets 2000x2g
Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon Company

Unavailable Product

ACC145 – Drinking chocolate Milfresh Superior 10% – 20% Cocoa 1kg in a bag
Milfresh

Aimia Foods Ltd

Alternative Product

ACC146 – Drinking chocolate Just Add Milk 1.5kg
Argies Coffee

Argies Coffee

Unavailable Product

ACC003 – Chocolate Drinking Cafe Bar In-Cup
Selecta

Selecta UK Ltd

Alternative Product

ACN032 – Drinking Chocolate In Cup x 25
Non Branded

Nairobi Coffee & Tea Co

Unavailable Product

ACD007 – Black Gold Blend Coffee In Cup 7oz Stack
Selecta

Selecta UK Ltd

Alternative Product

ACN036 – Black Americano In-Cup x25
Non Branded

Nairobi Coffee & Tea Co

Unavailable Product

ACT012 – Black Tea Cup 7oz Cup
Selecta

Selecta UK Ltd

Alternative Product

ACN034 – Black Tea In-Cup x25
Non Branded

Nairobi Coffee & Tea Co

Unavailable Product

AEB178 – Cereal Bars Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bar
Alpen

Weetabix

Alternative Product

AEB179 – Cereal Bars Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bar
Alpen

Weetabix

Unavailable Product

ADT739 – Confectionary and Snacks Rice Cakes Milk Chocolate
Meltcalfes

KETTLE FOODS LTD

Alternative Product

ADT740 – Confectionary and Snacks Rice Cakes Yoghurt and Strawberry
Meltcalfes

KETTLE FOODS LTD

Unavailable Product

AAN217 – Cold Beverages Fruit Juice Carton Natural pineapple juice 1 litre
Kulana

P.MULRINE AND SONS SALES

Alternative Product

ADT214 – Cold Beverages Fruit Juice Carton Natural Orange juice 1 litre
Kulana

P.MULRINE AND SONS SALES

Unavailable Product

AAR235 – Cold Beverages Energy Drinks Lucozade Original 380ml – PET bottle
Lucozade

SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD GB&I

Alternative Product

AAR548 – Cold Beverages Energy Drinks Original 330ml can
Lucozade

SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD GB&I

Unavailable Product

AAR236 – Cold Beverages Energy Drinks Lucozade Orange Crush 380ml – PET bottle
Lucozade

SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD GB&I

Alternative Product

AAR547 – Cold Beverages Energy Drinks Orange 330ml can
Lucozade

SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD GB&I

Unavailable Product

ADT660 – Confectionery Galaxy Caramel
Mars

MARS CONFECTIONARY (DIV OF MARS UK)

Alternative Product

ADT665- Confectionery Galaxy Chocolate
Mars

Mars Confectionary (DIV OF MARS UK)

Unavailable Product

ADT675- Confectionary Milky Way Twin bar
Mars

MARS CONFECTIONARY (DIV OF MARS UK)

Alternative Product

ADT665- Confectionery Galaxy Chocolate
Mars

Mars Confectionary (DIV OF MARS UK)

The below product specifications have recently been uploaded to NHS Supply Chain’s online catalogue. Please check allergen information online. Allergens may change, so please also check the ingredients labelling on the product received prior to use.

No updates this week.

Government Buying Standards for Food

If you would like an overview of Government Buying Standards and how these apply to food, you can find that here:

Government Buying Standards

We’re working on a more tailored view of how these standards apply to our frameworks. This will be added to this page when complete.

For any queries please contact your local NHS Supply Chain: Food Account Manager.