Deadline Extended Until Friday 6th July

Working together with the Quality Food Awards the Small Producer Food Quality Gold Winner will receive a bespoke tailored support package from SALSA and the 15 finalists will be invited to a ‘Get Ready with SALSA’ workshop.

This session will be highly interactive, during which finalists will be introduced to the SALSA scheme, the steps to becoming SALSA approved, why it is required and how small producers can use approval to build credibility and create opportunity for their businesses.

The workshop is available to finalists who are already SALSA certified, as they will have the opportunity to network and to learn from other producers, as well as ask questions and discuss specific parts of the standard where they might need extra guidance.
“This will be extremely useful to small food and drink producers, because SALSA is essentially a system for managing food safety, so the skills and knowledge gained from the workshop will be of immediate business benefit. We pride ourselves on building long-term, support relationships with our members, so hopefully the workshop will get lasting relationships off to a great start!”
Bonnie Joplin, Scheme Development Manager, SALSA.


The Small Producer Quality Food Awards is now in its third year and, thanks to its partnership with the Co-op and continued support from headline sponsor; Graphic Packaging; 2018 promises to be the biggest and best yet. Every entry will receive detailed feedback from industry experts for every entry and this is a great way to catch the eye of Co-op buyers & developers/food experts.

“The value from entering is phenomenal; enter into any of the awards and your product will also be eligible for the Small Producer Awards. You will benefit from a reduced entry fee and detailed feedback from industry experts, along with the potential opportunity to pitch to Co-op buyers directly. These awards deliver tangible rewards, so get your entries in early - and good luck!”
Sacha Burek, Small Producer Project Manager, Quality Food Awards

To be eligible to enter you will have fewer than 10 staff and annual sales no greater than £2 million.  The deadline is Friday 15th June 2018.

To enter at a reduced cost click here

Good Luck!!