Thomas’s Bakery gains food safety standard

first_imgThomas’s Bakery has been awarded the Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) accreditation.The Elland-based craft bakery firm, which includes the Lottie Shaw’s artisan bakery business, has been awarded the nationally-recognised food safety certification.The accreditation, operated by The Institute of Food Science and Technology, has been designed to help smaller food and drink producers supply their products to national and regional buyers.Charlotte Shaw, director of Lottie Shaw’s, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the SALSA accreditation as our team constantly go the extra mile to ensure our bakery meets our own very high standards and this recognition is testament to our hard work.“In order to support our growth strategy, national buyers require us to have SALSA and we therefore hope this accreditation will take us to a new level in sales and better secure the future of our business. We can now confidently demonstrate to both potential buyers and existing distributors that we are producing quality products and are doing so to a safe and legal standard.”Lottie Shaw’s produces a number of sweet bakery goods, including a traditional Yorkshire Parkin – a ginger cake predominantly baked using oatmeal and combining syrup and black treacle.The SALSA scheme is a non-profit-making joint venture between the National Farmers’ Union, the Food and Drink Federation, the British Hospitality Association and the British Retail Consortium.last_img read more

Now’s the time to analyze your business model

first_img continue reading » How are you and your organization doing amid the coronavirus pandemic? It’s a difficult time for us all as we change the way we do business and live. While the crisis has cast a bleak economic outlook, opportunities remain to continue providing value to your employees, members/customers, and stakeholders.In a new post on Harvard Business Review, Copenhagen Business School’s Thomas Ritter and Carsten Lund Pedersen explain their framework to help leaders analyze their business models to address risks and opportunities presented by a crisis.There are four core dimensions for leaders to review:Customers/members: Good companies and leaders understand their members’/customers’ wants and needs. During the pandemic, consider which of your products and services will see more or less demand, and how you can effectively get them to your members/customers. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Successful wing test results could see Dreamliner fly before Christmas

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Speculation is rife that the long-delayed Boeing Dreamliner could fly before Christmas following the completion of a wing test which the jet had previously failed.The completion of the test was confirmed by Boeing in a statement, which said it would take 10 days to do a full analysis of the results.According to the Seattle Times, engineers found that the composite fibres in the wing did not delaminate when it was bent passed “limit load”, the same point as in the previous test.“Limit load” is also the maximum load the wing is expected to bear in service. The wings will be bent further next year, passing “ultimate load” in order to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly passengers.However, engineers still have not given the official okay, and the current target date for the first flight on December 22 hinges on the success of the wing test.But if all goes well and the Dreamliner wings are able to be filled with jet fuel for initial engine runs and system tests and proceed to taxi tests, it will be in the air by Christmas. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img read more