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Defence Catering Equipment Specification 42

Defines the minimum standards for catering equipment normally found in UK services messes.

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The page is no longer up to date. The policy that replaces Defence Catering Equipment Specification 42 is combined in PI2015/05 which can be found on Defence Infrastructure Organisation policy instructions 2015 page.



This document, Version 1.6, prepared by Defence Food Services Team staff and published in February 2011, replaces the previous ‘Catering Equipment Specification 42’ published in 2004.

This specification is primarily for use in contracts which include the provision or replacement of catering equipment for use in service kitchens or dining rooms. All equipment shall be suitable for heavy duty use.

Published 1 February 2011