We had a great couple of days in the DeliciouslYorkshire area of the Harrogate Fine Food Show on 21st and 22nd June.
It was a chance to catch up with some existing clients, as well as meeting lots of potential new customers. Many of those visiting the show seemed to be contemplating setting up a new food-based business, whether that was starting production of a new product or setting up a farm shop, deli or cafe.
Our consultant, Gill Eames, was on hand to provide advice on food labelling in the Pop-up Business Advice Cafe run by York and North Yorkshire LEP.
Training and labelling are two areas that can easily get overlooked in the excitement of setting up a new food business, but both are essential to ensure all legal requirements are met. It’s easy to get carried away with the layout and design of new premises or of a new logo and promotional material, but if a product is incorrectly labelled (or not labelled at all!), or staff are not trained how to produce and serve safe food, the outcome could be disastrous for the customer, as it could lead to allergic reactions or food poisoning.
Also we ran a prize draw and everyone who left their contact details was in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher for The Tempest Arms.
We are delighted to announce that the winner was Josh Lee from Northern Bloc ice cream in Leeds.