Friday, 24 August 2012

Would you like SALSA with your pint?

Strange as it may seem it's something I would recommend. 

At work we've just qualified for SALSA, a food safety certification scheme. To get SALSA approval you take your Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points*, throw in some product specifications, mix with your Standard Operating Procedures, add a sprinkling of training records and bake with hours of paper work at carefully calibrated temperatures. Who'd have thought Quality Assurance could be so much fun?

As well as covering food safety, SALSA also helps ensure quality and consistency of our beers which I think we're all agreed makes the work involved worthwhile.

* This was first developed for astronauts, how cool is that?


  1. Jolly good. Is there something equivalent for "awesomeness"?

  2. Now that's awesome idea, it would only be open to breweries producing <6,000,000 barrels a year of course.