Family-owned ready meal manufacturer, Bispham-based Laila’s Fine Foods, has maintained its A grade BRC certification for another year. Under the version 7 of the BRC Standard for Food Manufacturers, an A grade is one of the highest awards that a business can achieve within the certification scheme.
The BRC certificate streamlines the supplier approval process, whilst also helping retailers and food manufacturers to adhere to their legal obligations.
The standard specifies HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point), good manufacturing practices, plus the hygiene, safety and quality requirements for food manufacturers who supply the food and consumer products industries. Laila’s Fine Foods Managing Director, Laila Remtulla, comments: “Another BRC A grade shows our commitment to operating at the highest possible standards in producing quality chilled and frozen ready meals. The achievement is credit to the hard work and resolve of the team here at Laila’s Fine Foods and I would like to thank all of our staff involved for their continued hard work and support.”
Technical & Commercial Director Zera Remtulla comments, “It has been a challenging few months maintaining the production levels whilst moving in to our new manufacturing facility but the Technical and Quality team here at Laila’s have been working tirelessly to maintain the high standards on our site since last year’s success in preparation for the 2017 audit. The ‘A’ Grade status gives our customers the confidence that our processes and control measures are effective in ensuring the safety, legality, and quality of the ready meals we manufacture.”
Established in 1986, Laila’s Fine Foods manufacture around fifty tonnes per day of chilled and frozen ready meals for the UK retail and food service market and have recently invested over £7m in their 96,000 square foot production facility in Bispham, Lancashire.