SALSA COSTS

The SALSA Scheme is run as a sustainable not-for-profit operation. It is specifically designed to offer an affordable low-cost certification service for small- and micro-sized food and drink businesses. 

Suppliers need to become members of the SALSA scheme. Membership includes the cost of the your SALSA site audit. 

The annual costs associated in gaining approval are:

SALSA - annual membership and SALSA site audit

£665

SALSA Extra! - annual membership, SALSA site audit and an Extra! day's mentoring (discounted rate)

£1065

Brokers, Storage and Distribution:

The pricing for the new Brokers, Storage and Distribution Standard is the same as above. See our eligibility guide – Which SALSA Standard? to see what's best for your business.

Non-standard audits:

If your business has relocated, has multiple sites or operates in multiple sectors that you would like approved please contact the SALSA helpline for full-day and other audit prices.

Depending on location, a remote audit contribution for auditor travel expenses and audit scheduling window restrictions may apply. Please see below under 'Other charges' for details and contact SALSA Operations on 01295 477570 if you have any queries.

SALSA plus Cheese:

A SALSA plus Cheese audit is designed to accommodate the requirements of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA).  The audit includes the SALSA standard plus a dedicated section on cheesemaking.  The associated costs in gaining approval are:

SALSA plus Cheese: 

£830*

SCA Membership:

You must be an SCA member to apply.
Contact the SCA for details (www.specialistcheesemakers.co.uk)

* Auditor travel expenses are not included and should be agreed directly with your auditor in advance.

SALSA plus Beer:

A SALSA plus Beer audit has been developed in association with Cask Marque.  The audit includes the SALSA standard plus a dedicated section on brewing.  The associated costs in gaining approval are:

SALSA plus Beer  - annual membership and SALSA site audit                                      

 £795

SALSA  plus Beer Extra! - annual membership, SALSA site audit and an Extra! day's mentoring (discounted rate)

£1195

SALSA plus Ice Cream

A SALSA plus Ice Cream audit has been developed in association with the Ice Cream Alliance.  The audit includes the SALSA standard plus a dedicated section on ice cream production.  The associated costs in gaining approval are:

SALSA plus Ice Cream                                                                                  £750*
ICA Membership

 *You must be an ICA member to apply. Contact the ICA for details (www.icecreamalliance.org)

 

 

 

Other charges:

Charges apply for various Member account services, including:

  • Travel Expense Contribution                                          £85* 

*applies to UK Highlands and Islands. May also apply to other locations – SALSA Operations will advise if a Travel Expense Contribution is required for your business

Audit scheduling window restrictions apply to audits on UK islands (please contact SALSA Operations for details of audit window timings). Standard Travel Expense Contribution applies for audits within audit windows on UK islands. Further travel expenses may be required for audits  outside of audit scheduling windows.

Please contact SALSA Operations for details of charges for other account services

Prices from 1st January 2022 and are subject to VAT

 

In addition to our regular Food and Drink Production Standard, we also  offer these sector-specific Standards: SALSA plus BeerSALSA plus Cheese and SALSA plus Ice Cream

SALSA plus audits compose of a regular SALSA Standard plus additonal requirements for either Cheese, Beer or Ice Cream.

                 

Click here to find out more about the SALSA plus options