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Food

Whether you’re looking for something to pick up in store for tonight or placing an order for a special occasion, we have all your food needs covered. Our Food to Order service is easy to use: simply order online and collect from one of our many participating stores. What’s more, you can rest assured knowing we are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, food safety and quality in the production of all our fresh meat and fish.

  • What is Food to Order?
  • Where can I find a list of the allergens in your food products?
  • Are M&S wines suitable for vegetarians?
  • What happens if a Food to Order item I’ve ordered becomes unavailable?
  • What do I do if I’m unhappy with the quality of the food I’ve bought?
  • Can you tell me about M&S fresh beef?
  • Can you tell me about M&S Oakham™ chicken?
  • Can you tell me about M&S fresh lamb?
  • Can you tell me about M&S fresh pork?
  • Where does Marks & Spencer salmon come from?
    Our salmon comes from Scottish and Irish farms and certified wild Alaskan waters. Each pack is clearly labelled with the country of origin for farmed fish and the ocean of catch for our wild fish. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each pack back to where it was caught or farmed.

    Scottish wild salmon is now very scarce and has been placed on our banned list until restocking programs we are supporting lead to a recovery of these stocks.

    All farms are audited to our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications enabling us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality. The husbandry of fish is also approved by RSPCA Freedom Food, representing the best possible standards of care.

    What are the salmon fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of salmon, which ensures the fish are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any ingredients from land animals or genetically-modified ingredients in any of our feeds.

    Are the salmon given antibiotics?
    Due to our high standards of animal husbandry, it is now very unusual to have to give salmon antibiotics – some of our farms have been antibiotic free for over five years. However, if fish become ill we are permitted to treat them with appropriate veterinary supervision. Any antibiotics must be licenced and prescribed under veterinary control and the fish cannot be harvested before all traces have faded. As an added precaution, if fish have required treatment, a sample is taken to ensure no medicine remains in the fish at the time of harvest. It is not permitted to use antibiotics for growth promotion.

    Are the salmon given hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

    How does Marks & Spencer organic salmon differ to the rest of its salmon?
    The principal difference is that Marks & Spencer smoked salmon is produced on organic farms where feed given is made from organic ingredients. Our organic smoked salmon meets the organic farming standards of the Soil Association and other EU organic accreditation bodies.

  • Can you tell me about M&S fresh venison?
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