As Foodmakers and Shopkeepers that put our customers first, there are some criteria that need to be met before we can put products onto the shelves of our stores. Don't worry if some of these don't yet apply to your business though, we can provide you with advice and guidance on next steps you can take.

Key criteria for Local Foodmaker suppliers

When it comes to working with Local Foodmakers, here are some of the key things that we are looking for:






Working with Morrisons - our requirements:

As a retailer, serving 11 million customers each week across almost 500 stores, there are some key reqirements that need fulfilling before we can put products onto our shelves.


HACCP

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HACCP

All local suppliers must demonstrate that they are operating from a dedicated facility approved by their local authority and producing products based on a sound, fully implemented and maintained HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) system. Suppliers must make sure their labeling is legally complaint and where necessary gain written confirmation of compliance from their local authority.


Quality Systems

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Quality Systems

Suppliers quality systems should support due diligence and suppliers should be working against documented procedures and keeping records of verification to support as a minimum; Traceability, Product Withdrawal and Recall, Complaint Handling, Hygiene and Housekeeping, Supplier Approval, Raw Materials Specifications, Weight / Volume Control, Allergen Controls, Calibration. Additional supporting procedures are required for Personnel Hygiene and Visitor Controls.


Pest Control

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Pest Control

All suppliers must be operating a system and maintaining records for pest control. Staff undertaking the controls should be suitably trained.


SALSA

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SALSA - High Risk Products

The SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) certification is a minimum requirement for suppliers of products that we deem to be "high risk" from a technical food safety perspective. SALSA is designed to help Local Foodmakers by offering both mentoring and auditing to ensure thet their products are safe and legal, giving retailers like Morrisons assurance around product compliance (www.salsafood.co.uk).


Please see below for a list of product categories that Morrisons deems to be "high risk":

  • Cold smoked fish, ready to eat e.g. smoked salmon
  • Ready to Eat crustaceans (cooked prawns, mussels)
  • Prepared fruit, vegetables & nuts
  • Soft / mould ripened cheese
  • Cooked meat and fish
  • Raw cured and fermented meat and fish eg. salami
  • Ready Meals
  • Sandwiches
  • Ready to Eat desserts / savoury (pies)
  • Pasteurised Ice cream / Yogurt with Additions
  • Fruit Juice
  • Unpasteurised Hard Cheese
  • Any product making Free From allergen claim
  • Low/high acid products in cans/jars
  • Bakery Products Short Shelf Life Chilled Ready To eat
  • Products Packed in Glass Bottles