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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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Hospitals face shake up over food standards

Hospital food standards are being shaken up so that from now on, those in England will be forced to provide better food. They need to provide more water, more fish, and more fruit and vegetables, and use less salt.

Hospitals will then be ranked on the quality of food - but campaigners say the new standards should be legally binding.

ITV News reporter Lucrezia Millarini has the details:

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