The Christmas rush isn’t far away

Make sure Christmas sales run smoothly and stress-free this year….   Most food manufacturers in September are starting to gearing up to the manic Christmas rush. Getting products out correctly and on-time to customers.   My recent blogs have looked at the increasing product recalls that are occurring and the large fines imposed on food… More >>>

NEW BRC Accreditation coming into effect…

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NEW BRC accreditation standard for the food industry  Not to quote Bob Dylan, but times are a changin…..with the world continuously evolving standards need to be kept up to date and relevant. New methods are continuously brought in, new issues arise, therefore BRC have put a group of experts together to update the BRC accreditation… More >>>

New SALSA Issue 5 released….


New standard has now been released for SALSA accreditation As of the 22nd June 2018, SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approval) have released a new version of their accreditation requirements. The new issue contains a number of changes which are intended to enhance the existing Standard and reflect current industry best practice. Thus helping food manufacturers systems… More >>>

Recalls on the rise…

Over the last week or so there have been a total of 7 product recalls due to food safety. with the majority (5) of them being down to labeling errors on allergens. Recalls can be a costly procedure for any business, damaging financially and reputation, and can be avoidable. Don’t fall into the same predicament…. More >>>

Office administrator vacancy

Office Administrator Vacancy We are currently looking for an office administrator to join our team on a part time basis. Hours will be 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. We are a food safety consultancy company, that helps a variety of food manufacturers/ producers with their food safety systems including online training. We have good working relationships… More >>>

June & July Food safety wrapped up into one newsletter…

Welcome to Food Safety Assist’s July newsletter. Well since our last newsletter in May we’ve been pretty busy, between new clients achieving SALSA accreditation, CO2 shortage, the new SALSA version, internal audits, problems due to the weather, training and much more. It’s hard to miss the glorious weather we have recently been blessed with but… More >>>

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…


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….


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 >>>