SALSA and Soil Association announce dual-audit initiative
Small producers can save time and money thanks to a new initiative between SALSA, the UK’s food safety certification scheme, and the Soil Association.
The new ‘dual-audit’ has been setup to help small producers in the UK who want to hold certification for being organic and for food safety.
Instead of being audited by SALSA and the Soil Association separately, registered businesses will only be audited once within a single working day and also save £100 on the regular SALSA fee in the process.
Unveiled at this month’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the dual-audit initiative is due to launch in November 2016 and is available to new and existing SALSA-registered businesses and all Soil Association Certification licensees wishing to extend their credentials.
“Approved businesses can confidently access a wider market, in particular supermarket chains and catering suppliers,” said SALSA scheme manager Sally Ball.
James Horwood from Stroud-based Kitchen Garden Foods said: “As a small business, we don’t have huge amounts of resource, so being able to combine the two accreditations really makes sense.”
Businesses can register their interest in the Dual-Audit scheme at www.salsafood.co.uk