Another happy client after achieving accreditation..

Congratulations to the team at Purl Pops who recently gained their food safety accreditation….SALSA.   SALSA (Safe & Local Supplier Approval) is ideal for small to medium sized business’ who are serious about food safety and business opportunities. The scheme was set up to allow food producers to open up further business opportunities with nation… More >>>

Client food safety issues with the 2018 summer…

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Client food safety issues following a complaint…. Summer of 2018 creating havoc with food….   Last week, one of our long-standing clients called us with an issue basically about how temperature affects different storage environments and how using food safety equipment correctly is vital in this heatwave we are all enjoying, and I felt the experience was… More >>>

Reduced temp monitoring equipment…

temperature

Is the heat effecting your product temperature? Need to track produce temperature when on delivery? Not that we are one to complain about the spectacular weather that has blessed the UK over the past few weeks, but as a food producer you may be starting to moan or fret. It’s quite a hard task keeping… More >>>

Funding available for gluten-free produce manufacturers….

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Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are offering jointly funding to bring industry and researches together to make improvements for people living with Coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food, the serious condition requires lifelong management. As they rightly point… More >>>

Not a site you wish to see….

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Whilst doing the weekly shop in my local supermarket the other morning I stumbled across food dumped on the floor…..not good at all!!!! Safe to say I didn’t purchase any steaks after I saw this. Now I appreciate with this heat that we have been graced with recently, supermarket staff and many others are really… More >>>

Cross contamination & the new horse meat scandal…..

Cross Contamination in food products … is a new horse meat scandal unfolding? Media focus in June concerning our food safety has focused on meat being found in veggie and vegan prepared foodstuffs, with lab tests reportedly backing this statement up having found traces of pork in a well-known supermarket’s “meat free” meatballs and traces of turkey in a… More >>>

Health & Safety issue causes death

Falkirk Sheriff Court has fined a site based in Scotland who manufacture and market a wide variety of fresh prepared food, the well know company Bakkavor Foods ltd due to health & safety issues. On the 22nd March 2016 an employee of Bakkavor Foods Ltd was struck down resulting in his fatality. He was helping unload and… More >>>

Win £290 worth of online training….

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After feeling very generous one sunny morning we decided to run an online training competition on our social media sites to win a CIEH approved supervisor/ managers food safety online training package worth £290… for free!! What could you win…. A level 2 Food Hygiene course A level 3 Supervising Food Safety course A level… More >>>

How to deal with unannounced audits effectively…

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Dealing with unannounced audits effectively… One thing is for sure regarding these types of audits- they are on the increase not just from your supermarket customers but from BRC too. The obvious reaction from food producers is that the audits are there to catch them out, spin that on its head for a positive outlook… More >>>

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