Food labelling workshops assist industry

The first workshop helping small producers to understand and comply with the current Food Information Regulations has been positively received by participants across the UK. 

The workshops, organised by Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA), kicked off on Wednesday 2 March at SALSA’s Oxfordshire offices.

“Our food labelling workshops help level the playing field for the small business keen to stay ahead when it comes to assuring buyers and customers that they are complying with the new requirements,” said scheme manager Sally Ball. “We intend to help our members address any due-diligence concerns and avoid unnecessary extra costs sooner rather than later – label reprints are expensive!”

The workshop was widely considered to be helpful by those who took part: “I was very impressed with the speaker’s knowledge, style and responses to the questions raised,” said Michael Wall of Bedfordshire-based Fusion Targeted Nutrition.

Meanwhile, Sara Snelling, of Full of It in Barnsley, commented: “A great workshop; the delivery style and informal approach allowed for open discussion and ongoing questions, which was excellent and extremely valuable to a specialist businesses like ours.”

As well as food labelling workshops, SALSA also offers Level 1 and 2 SALSA HACCP courses. “Every service that SALSA offers its members is intended to be both affordable and accessible to smaller producers wherever they are based in the UK,” added Ball.

The next food labelling workshop will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 11 May. It is suggested that those wishing to take part book their place soon as places are limited.

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