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Government vows crackdown on unacceptable hospital food

New NHS rules will banish unacceptable food in hospitals - meaning sloppy mashed potato and soggy vegetables may become a thing of the past.

For the first time hospitals will have to meet mandatory food standards as part of a long-mooted drive to raise its standards of food across the country, the Department of Health (DoH) said.

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Hospital food standards 'are about good nutrition'

Sweeping changes to the standards of hospital food "are about good nutrition" to ensure patients have the best chance at a full recovery, a charity has told Good Morning Britain.

Ruth Isden said patients did not expect hospitals to be "five star restaurants" and good quality food "was a really important of their care".

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