The Cornish Crisp Company has been awarded quality control accreditation for the food and drink industry.
The Callington-based firm received SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) standard after undertaking a daylong audit where company records, production and operational systems and health and hygiene standards were closely inspected by a specialist auditor.
And the award could provide a significant boost to crisp sales. Managing director Sue Wolstenholme explained: “We are currently talking to some national buyers who require us to have SALSA and therefore hope that this accreditation will take us to a new level in sales and better secure the future for our staff and the business.”
However, Wolstenholme said that the company will continue its policy of avoiding the large multiples, which she feels “deal unfairly with farmers”.