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We have recently made headlines yet again online in Food Manufacturer, through the launch of the first BRC bootcamp between Cert ID and Reaseheath College.

Cert ID Europe is Reaseheath Food Centre’s certification body for the BRC audit. They approached us and other providers (names not given) earlier this year regarding an opportunity to launch a BRC bootcamp. We won the bid and are now launching the first BRC bootcamp, which covers an onsite BRC course for lead auditors, HACCP Level 3 training course led by us and further mock audits in our facilities and other industry links.

This opportunity shows our commitment to assist in growing the lead auditor market, consistent training methods and auditing experiences at Reaseheath Food Centre.

For more information on the new BRC bootcamp please visit: http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Food-Safety/Food-safety-bootcamp-to-train-BRC-auditors

new potatoes seasonal food May

Seasonal Food in May

new potatoes seasonal food May

Historically many Cheshire dairy farmers would grow potatoes.  They would use the manure from the cows to feed the crop and any potatoes not fit for sale would be then be fed back to the cows.

May is the time when we can expect to see the first new potatoes.  Don’t peel them (all the nutrients are just under the skin). Just scrub them and then simmer gently for approximately 15-20 minutes until they’re just tender. You can also cook them in a microwave. If you’ve got a few left over, add a bit of mayonnaise and some fresh herbs, and you’ll have a wonderful potato salad.

Issue 3 Seasonal Food asparagusDid you know that asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant?  If you don’t have any in your garden, you’ll find local asparagus in the markets in May. After eating asparagus, some people find their urine has a strong, unusual odour.  There’s a debate among scientists, as to whether some people don’t make these sulphur compounds, or simply just can’t smell them. Anyway eating asparagus helps you fight cancer and reduce heart disease as well as boosting your immune system.  It’s been described as a super food (www.british-asparagus.co.uk/superfood.php).

If you’ve not eaten asparagus do try some (don’t over-cook it). I think it tastes nice and it’s definitely different and greener than the asparagus that’s been flown in from Peru!

 

Have a look on the web for more ideas:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/seasons/may

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/seasonal-calendar/month/may

http://blog.vegbox-recipes.co.uk/2009/03/23/in-season-in-may

http://www.eattheseasons.co.uk/may.php

Bill Pearson