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21st August 2023

Simpsons Malt Limited site passes globally recognised food safety audit

Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK; August 18, 2023: A malting site owned by fifth-generation family business Simpsons Malt Limited has reached a new level in global food safety standards after successfully passing its recent Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 audit.

The company’s Tivetshall Maltings in south Norfolk was the focus of an intensive, three-day inspection, which examined the site’s entire operations and processes from barley intake through to malt despatch and followed several years’ work internally to raise and maintain quality standards.

As Tivetshall supplies around 55,000 tonnes of malt per year worldwide to the brewing and food industries, achieving FSSC 22000 had been viewed as a key company objective due to it being an internationally recognised standard.

As such, some of the UK’s largest brewing brands, along with the company’s network of global distributors – including BSG (North America), Agronet Brewing (Spain, France & Portugal) and Mr Malt (Italy) – will be among those to benefit from the certification, providing assurance around the food safety of its high-quality malts.

Graham Kendall, Tivetshall Operations Director, said: “After the culmination of several years’ hard work by all colleagues, we’re delighted that Tivetshall has successfully passed its FSSC 22000 audit.

“Achieving this internationally recognised standard has raised the bar for our internal operations and processes, with many new programmes having been implemented over the past few years that are now being maintained on a daily basis.

“We also hope it will provide further confidence to our global network of customers in the brewing and food industries around the food safety and quality of our malts, for which we are renowned.” Ends.

Notes to Editor – Simpsons Malt Limited

Founded in 1862, Simpsons Malt Limited is an independent, fifth-generation, family-owned business and Certified B Corporation comprising a malting division (Simpsons Malt) and an agricultural merchanting division (McCreath Simpson & Prentice).

Simpsons Malt is one of the largest independent, family-owned malting companies in the world with the capacity to produce around 300,000 tonnes of malt per year at its two malting sites. The company’s passion is a focus on making malts with taste, flavour and consistently high quality with the world’s best brewers and distillers in mind, helping them to craft the finest beers and whiskies.

McCreath Simpson & Prentice (MSP) is one of the UK’s leading agricultural merchants. Founded in 1980, MSP supplies farmers from the Highlands of Scotland to North Yorkshire with a range of farm inputs, including cereal seed, livestock feed, grass and small seeds, agrochemicals and fertiliser. MSP also has a growing team of BASIS and FACTS qualified farm traders who provide an unrivalled quality of service, advice and support to farmers. The division also has an in-house grain trading team, who work alongside both farmers and end user customers in the brewing and distilling industries to procure the company’s required malting tonnage each year.


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