Standards and certifications play an increasingly important role in food and drink manufacturing as a key enabler to securing new markets.
Our next North East Scotland Food & Drink Network workshop, on 30 August, will look at the process of due diligence required for Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) certification and BRC Global Standards and the support available to food and drink manufacturers to pursue accreditation as part of their growth strategies.
The workshop, running from 3pm to 6pm at Meldrum House Hotel, will focus on understanding the standards expected by retailers and the foodservice industry and identifying what is appropriate for your own business.
The event will feature short presentations, case studies and one to one meetings to discuss your own needs, and networking. It is aimed at food and drink producers, primary processors and those looking to grow their business, who are based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Presentations will include:
- An overview of the different standards and why certification is important, information on which retailers expect which standards and how certification can open doors to new markets for food and drink producers by Fraser Tait, Food Tech Systems.
- SALSA and BRC Global Standards – when is the right time for businesses to consider these, the structure, the process and the benefits of certification for businesses by Duncan Perry, Outsource Solution on behalf of SALSA.
- Business case study – Denise Middler, Technical Manager, Smith Bakers will explain their decision to undertake SALSA and how certification has benefited their business.
- Business case study – Colin McBain, Factory Manager, Downies of Whitehills will tell the story of their step from SALSA to BRC and how they approached this
You will also have the opportunity to have one to one meetings to discuss your own needs with the speakers and service providers including Food Tech Systems, Outsource Solution, Aberdeenshire Council, Elevator/Business Gateway, Opportunity North East and Scotland Food & Drink.
To book your place at this free workshop please click here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
The North East Food & Drink Network is organised by Opportunity North East in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and aims to support the growth of the region’s food and drink sector.