Eight staff have passed a food safety course originally designed by NASA, as part of EV Cargo Logistics’ effort to ensure the company continues to meet stringent safety and hygiene standards.

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) course covered the NASA-devised system to ensure food is safe to eat regardless of its journey to the plate.

Knowledge and implementation of HACCP plays a vital part in EV Cargo Logistics’ sites being certified to the British Retail Consortium’s Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, which is effectively a Quality Mark for firms in the food supply chain.

National Quality Manager Karen Leppard said: “All eight colleagues from various departments and depots passed well and will join their respective site HACCP teams. This ongoing training programme will ensure EV Cargo Logistics remains an example of best practice within our industry.”

Stefan Gallo, who was one of the eight to take the course, said: “I have been with the business for over eight years now and have always understood the importance of food safety and quality. Achieving this qualification will help me and my team uphold the highest standards and ensure our customer product is cared for and protected correctly.”

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