food safety

Food Safe Workwear – Alsico Range

Our Alsico workwear range is a fantastic addition for companies looking to improve the quality and durability of their workwear range. For businesses within the food industry, we have a selection of food safe garments that comply with guidelines such as BRC and SALSA. A food safety requirement for garments is to have no external pockets, this is to remove the risk of any items falling out of pockets and contaminating the product. We have recently introduced a selection of new colours to the Lab Coat without pockets and the Food Trade Trousers... Read More

Gain Control of your Supply Chain – Assist

A Supplier Approval Process is an essential element for any businesses looking to gain control over the quality of their product. Whether you’re a wholesaler, retailer, or an agent or broker, it is increasingly important to have traceability of a product throughout the whole supply chain. A product can be passed through numerous businesses before reaching the end user. Large retailers require a clear view of the safety management systems in place that maintain the quality of that product through all suppliers. It has increasingly become a requirement for manufacturers to comply with... Read More

Benefits of a Food Safety Certification

Benefits of Food Safety Certification The presence of a food safety and quality management certification provides evidence that a business operates to a recognised high standard for food hygiene and safety. This can be an important consideration for potential customers who are looking to safeguard their supplier chain. Third party certifications are awarded based on the results of independent audits evaluated against accepted national and international industry standards. The presence of a third party certification such as BRC or SALSA, provides existing and potential customers with confidence in the safety... Read More


7 Steps for Effective Allergen Control

The importance of effectively controlling allergens in food production is extremely high. Around 2 million people in the UK are living with a food allergy, with an average of 10 fatal reactions to undeclared allergenic ingredients a year. Poor allergen control poses significant risks to your consumers and your business reputation. There are 170 foods known to induce allergic reactions, EU regulations focus on 14 allergens. These are the most common foods to provoke allergic reactions: The 14 main allergens to be aware of are: Celery Cereals that contain gluten (including wheat, rye,... Read More

Benefits of Hands-Free Sanitation Dispensers

An increasing number of hospitals, schools and businesses are implementing hands free soap or sanitiser dispensers to help combat the spread of harmful bacteria. Hands-free sanitation dispensers are an effective solution to reduce the spread of bacteria in high risk areas. By eliminating a common touch point, such as a hand pump soap dispenser, touch free sensors reduce the risk of coming in to contact with bacteria. Touch free sanitation dispensers are easy to use, particularly for those that may struggle to reach over countertops. Benefits of Hand Sanitation Dispensers: Reduce... Read More

4 Benefits of Colour Coding for your Hygiene Safety System

Introducing a colour-coded system is a highly beneficial addition for a wide range of sectors. The process of colour segregation ensures safe hygiene in a number of processes including, cleaning, cooking, hygiene, uniform clothing and equipment. 4 Benefits of Colour-Coded Equipment: Prevent Cross Contamination Identify high risk, low-risk areas Hygienic Waste Management Safe Segregation of Cleaning Equipment Colour-coded equipment can assist in minimising the risk of product cross-contamination from bacteria, allergens and foreign bodies. Consequently this improves food safety, saves on expensive recalls and protects business reputation. Food Handling To ensure safe food handling, colour-coded cooking utensils, cleaning... Read More