Alimenti Blog – The Core
Welcome to The Core -the blog and updates from Louise . I hope that you enjoy reading it.
There will also be a series of articles and posts on the website which I will be reviewing regularly. The blog archive is here. If you would like to connect with me on LinkedIn, my profile is here. Let’s start a conversation.
The blog post by Vanarama about picnic spots has led to a couple of interesting conversations and the theme of the August newsletter is food safety and start ups, following a couple of calls with new entrepreneurs.The post is below.
The conference on the subject of Living with Natasha’s Law was an interesting event, with a lively discussion happening afterwards.
I have been busy wih family events in July. My youngest is home and looking for a job in software development, if you know of any junior roles let me know. 🙂
I have been quoted in a blog post by Vanarama about picnic spots.
In June, I will be chairing a half day conference on the subject of Living with Natasha’s Law. Now that the legislation has been live for over a year, we are looking at the impact the law has had on the food to go sector. Speakers are from Pret a Manger, FSC and Vikan, it was an interesting event.
I have also received confirmation that the 5 people trained at level 3 in HACCP all passed and 4 received distinctions !
I have been busy supporting clients, in addition to working as a locum CSO at a retailer’s distribution depot. This is a link to a LinkedIn post that I wrote about how I support my clients, after I was asked the question at a networking event.
In June, I will be chairing a half day conference on the subject of Living with Natasha’s Law. Now that the legislation has been live for over a year, we are looking at the impact the law has had on the food to go sector. Speakers are from Pret a Manger, FSC and Vikan, it will be an interesting event, the link to book is here.
I qualified to be a CSO (Certified Support Officer) which allows me to certify evidence to prepare food for export. I will be working as a locum CSO at a retailer’s distribution depot.
At the end of the month, I am attending a Site visit with the IFST in Cornwall. The link to book on it is here. (You don’t have to be a member to attend)
I have received a testimonial from Botivo ! Check the testimonials page to read it.
The theme for the month is Weights and Measures.
How is 2023 ?
I had excellent news today! A site that I had been supporting to prepare for a BRCGS audit had been awarded a result of a AA!
I have received a testimonial from Go Pesto! Check the testimonials page to read it.
The theme for the month is HACCP Pre requisites
Wishing you a successful 2023 !
An interesting article appeared in my inbox today (1st December 2022), from the Food Authenticity Network. It relates to the reporting of food fraud over the last ten years. The last year reported on is 2021.
I am planning for 2023 at the moment, any requests for blogs and articles are gratefully received. Wishing you a successful 2023 !!!
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Growing your food and drink business mistake 5: How is the health of your HACCP Plan or study? Growing your business mistake 5 is about having an out of date or missing HACCP Plan or studyDoes your HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) folder sit on the shelf...
Growing your business mistake 4: Little understanding of routes to market or volumes. Growing your business mistake 4 is little understanding of routes to market or volumes nor how the goods will be delivered to the customers site.Do you understand the potential...
Growing your business mistake 3: Insufficient research. Growing your business mistake 3 is Insufficient or No Customer Research.Research your potential customer 's pain points. Understand their reasons for lookingfor a new product or supplier. Which is it (Product or...
Grow your business mistake 2: Ask for the food safety standard. Grow your business mistake 2 is not getting hold of the potential customer's food safety standard. Some businesses make these freely available to download,. Others will only share once you have started...
Grow your business mistake 1: You click "Agree" without reading and understanding what you are agreeing to. Growing your business mistake 1 is clicking without reading the document behind the button. We have all done it (hands up! I have too). What am I talking...
Food Safety Inspections and auditsBefore the food safety inspection or audit Do the words food safety inspection or audit fill you with a feeling of panic and /or dread? Or turn you into a sleepless mess at 3am Maybe bring you out in a sweat? Or make you snappy and a...
When you are sending samples to a laboratory, you need to tell the laboratory exactly what information you require on the certificate of analysis. Of course you know that the three types of sauce had no preservative, preservative 1 and preservative 2 in them....
Natasha's Law became law in October 2021 in the UK. The Food Information Amendment Regulations 2019 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with similar legislation in Scotland, came into force on 1st October 2021.The amendment means that any food placed on the...
Shelf life of chilled food The words used for the shelf life of food after production are either ‘Use By’ or ‘Best Before’ in the UK. We are looking at chilled shelf life products or fresh products in this blog. These have the "Use By" shelf life which is all about...
The words used for the shelf life of food after production are either ‘Use By’ or ‘Best Before’ in the UK. A very few products may not have a defined shelf life, such as salt and sugar.Use By The product must be consumed by the ‘Use By’ the date applied to the pack....