The manufacturer of natural air-dried Veni-Dog treats, Petcor, has been awarded the SALSA food accreditation.\r\n\r\nSALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) is a\u00a0food safety certification scheme for\u00a0food producers. It's only\u00a0granted 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.\r\n\r\nOnce businesses have demonstrated, through the audit process, that they are operating to the SALSA Standard for food production, they become fully approved members of the SALSA scheme.\r\n\r\nFollowing accreditation, the producers gain a widely-recognised food certification. It then enables food producers to keep up to date with legislation and guidance to support their development of food safety management systems specific to their business.\r\n\r\nThe Veni-Dog production team worked closely with SALSA officials to review all processes and make any necessary adjustments to their manufacturing procedures in order to meet the specific high standards set by SALSA.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis recent accreditation was a further step to build up our credibility and confidence in the eyes of our customers, seeing that we only use human-grade meat in our products and all aspects of the production process comply with food safety standards\u201d, explains Petcor director Martin Theunissen.\r\n\r\nAccording to Petcor marketing executive Laura Bain: \u201cOur production team have worked incredibly hard and they are very focused on producing products of the highest quality, consistently. Our new SALSA accreditation is an important step in the growth and development of our business.\r\n\r\n\u201c We are continually improving our standards because we know that customers care about their dogs\u2019 nutrition and health\u00a0 We take time in the development of new products because they need to meet our required criteria \u2013 natural, sourced in the UK, human-grade, gluten-free, grain-free and hypoallergenic.\r\n\r\n"This accreditation shows that we are sourcing our ingredients locally and ethically, and producing the products hygienically. We believe our stockists and their customers see that this demonstrates what our brand and our team are all about\u201d.