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SALSA success for The Parsnipship

20/03/2019

The Parsnipship are delighted to announce they have secured SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) certification following considerable investment at their Ogmore Vale production site and training for the production team.

The vegetarian and vegan food manufacturer can now add SALSA approval to their business credentials.

Flo Ticehurst, Co- Director of The Parsnipship said:

“We are delighted to have achieved SALSA certification and it’s a testament to the dedication and commitment of our whole team.

We now hope to secure new foodservice customers outside Wales who are looking to source new and unique plant based products”.

The Parsnipship are exhibiting at TasteWales on 20-21 March 2019 where they will launch a new range of burgers along with showcasing their current range of plant based savoury bakes and roasts.

There has been massive growth in the plant based sector driven by the increase of flexitarian diets and the rise of veganism.

With the plant based sector a growing market and SALSA approval secured The Parsnipship are confident they can continue to gain wider distribution and secure new customers from across the UK.

Background

Founded by Ben Moss The Parsnipship began trading back in 2007 long before the trend for vegan and vegetarian food had hit the headlines.

Since then the business has been steadily growing, serving up products at a wide range of foodie events, festivals and markets.

As the business has grown they are now supplying a wide range of customers including restaurants, cafes, farm shops and delicatessens.

Products from The Parsnipship are also stocked by Castell Howell Foods who supply into the foodservice sector – allowing products to be added to the menu in pubs, restaurants and hotels.

The Parsnipship is owned by Ben Moss and Flo Ticehurst with a vision to create delicious food that will encourage everyone to eat and enjoy a more natural, plant based diet.

SALSA is a robust and effective food safety certification scheme which is appropriate for smaller food producers and processors.

Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities.

SALSA approval is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.

[1}There has been a 260% increase in those following a vegan diet over the last 10 years.

There are now 540,000 vegans in UK {1][2}(Vegan Society 2018){3]

1}Almost 25% of the GB population are exhibiting ‘meat avoidance’ behaviours {2][3}(Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e October 2018){4]

A flexitarian diet is largely a vegetable-based diet that is supplemented occasionally with meat and fish.

TasteWales is a Welsh Government Trade event for International and UK Buyers.

120 Welsh food & drink companies – foodservice, retail and private label.

It is being held at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.

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