Matthew Neville

Northumberland cereal supplier crunches cross-contamination with £600k investment

Silvery Tweed Cereals has unveiled the latest instalment in a £600k investment into fully segregating allergens at its Berwick-upon-Tweed headquarters.

The creation of a dedicated, allergen-free seed cleaning plant on site allows the cereal processing business to process an even wider range of ingredients for its customers and compact the supply chain by reducing the need to transport uncleaned seeds to a specialist facility.

Robert Gladstone, managing director, commented, “This project has been a few years in the planning, and it is incredibly satisfying to see the facility fully operational. We are always looking at ways in which we can improve and develop our business and processes.

“The new seed cleaning plant means that customers who require products that contain allergens aren’t being penalised.

“We are very proud to be able to offer our customers the security of knowing that the products they buy from us are cleaned to the highest standard and any risk of cross-contamination has been eliminated.”

Over the last few years, Silvery Tweed has invested significantly in segregating products containing allergens. This has included the construction of a 12,000 sq ft warehouse, with a dedicated very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift and access for the loading and unloading of vehicles, pedestrian access and changing facilities.

A leading supplier to the UK breakfast cereal, bread and bakery markets, Silvery Tweed Cereals employs more than 70 people, cleaning and processing grain from growers based largely in the Borders area within a 40-mile radius of its Berwick-upon-Tweed base.

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