Hoardfast for contamination control
Company: VA Whitley
Location: Heywood, Greater Manchester
Overview: Gluten free batter production – segregated line (within 4 weeks)
Companies that specialise in food production face multiple challenges. They must ensure they work to the highest possible standards and produce a quality product, all the while adhering to health & safety and hygiene standards enforced by law. An organisation inevitably faces challenges when they decide to manufacture a new kind of product within the same facility.
The manufacturing hub of VA Whitley (based in Heywood, Greater Manchester) provide batter for fish & chip shops all over the north of England and their services are often in high demand. Recently, they made the decision to produce a new kind of batter that was gluten free, a growing sector in the UK. As a result, they required a separate production area where there was no risk of cross-contamination between regular batter and the new mix. This was the only way they could guarantee that the new gluten free batter would contain no gluten whatsoever.