Funding available for gluten-free produce manufacturers….

funding

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….

food safety training

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….

online training

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…

unannounced audit

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 >>>

Cutting corners could be fatal and pricey…

health & safety

Preston Magistrates’ Court have recently fined an egg producer based in Preston, Lancashire £50,000 with additional costs of £2,855.32 after an health & safety incident which could and should have been avoided.  The court heard how an employee of T & J Leigh, a partnership of Ghyll View Farm had been helping the joinery contractor… More >>>

Food safety consultant & what to choose one…

What to look for when selecting a Food Safety Consultant… Taking on and developing a food safety system is a big task for any food business. More often than not it falls on the shoulders of one individual member of staff. Whether they have some qualifications or experience in food safety or more often no… More >>>

What is all the fuss about SALSA & BRC Accreditation?

BRC accreditation

BRC Accreditation secures and maintains customers… So what is all the fuss about food safety accreditation? Think it could be for you but not sure? Well we decided it was about time someone summarized some of the accreditation that is out there, how it could help and who it’s designed for. Nobody wants to dive… More >>>

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