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Seafood Training Academy - October Update

Article Date: 2018-11-21

Food Authenticity and Integrity Workshop a Success

Food Authenticity and Integrity is a hot topic for the food industry in the UK, and Lesley Graves, NFFF Director was on hand at a recent Business Breakfast Briefing event in Grimsby to find out more on behalf of the fish frying sector.

On Tuesday the 18th September, more than 20 seafood employers gathered for a Breakfast Briefing on Food Authenticity and Integrity held by the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Seafood Training Network.

The briefing was attended by NFFF Director Lesley Graves, co-owner of Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln, who also represents the NFFF as a Partner in this Seafood Training Network. The briefing outlined some of the ways in which employers can protect themselves against food fraud and crime, including the need for robust systems of checking.

Lee Cooper National learning and Standards Manager at Seafish, one of the five speakers at the event, said: "A well trained workforce that is empowered and committed to food integrity is vital to business success.”

Lesley used the briefing as an opportunity to meet with other partners to discuss the need for further similar events, she said: "Seafish and the Federation will continue to monitor this important issue so that we can best advise our members.”

Seafish have developed a one and two day training programme in food authenticity and integrity and will make this available to employers later in 2018.

Use as photo caption: Lesley Graves with other partners in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Seafood Training Network along with Marcus Coleman (far right) Seafish CEO and Chair of the event.

Blackpool College & the Fylde College

Blackpool College announce enhanced support for fish frying apprenticeships using the latest hospitality apprenticeship standard

B&FC for Business offers various apprenticeship routes for fish-related industries across the north of England, including the fish and chip industry.

They deliver a range of hospitality trailblazer apprenticeships, of which four are most appropriate for fish friers. These are:

·Senior Chef Production Cooking – for fish frier managers

·Production Cooking (available Oct/Nov 2018) – for fish friers

·Hospitality Supervisor

·Hospitality Team Member – for all the other roles in a takeaway or restaurant

B&FC for Business is the commercial arm of the Ofsted Outstanding Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) and works with more than 1,000 businesses across the country to deliver relevant workforce training, including Ford, the NHS, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.

They have extensive experience of supporting fish frying apprentices through the old fish and shellfish framework, and look forward to offering the new trailblazer apprenticeships to fish friers.

For more information please contact

New North Wales initiative from Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria is the latest apprenticeship provider to support fish frying apprenticeships. Starting this autumn, Coleg Cambria will work with the Federation and Seafish to offer apprenticeships to fish friers throughout North Wales.

If you are a North Wales based fish frier with an interest in apprenticeships at operative, supervisor and manager levels then please get in touch with the Employer Engagement team on 0300 30 30 006.

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