COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Braehead Foods continue to operate delivering bespoke meal solution to customers across the UK. Whether that's ready meals available from 80g to 250g, or larger bulk sharing tubs. Our warehouse is still open for this who need anything and we are here to help support our industry as much as we can in these uncertain times.

For more information or to discuss your requirements please call us on 01563 550008.

 

Company Statement Regarding 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) outbreak

The World Health Organisation has declared that the outbreak of 2019-nCoV – commonly known as Coronavirus – constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (30th January 2020). As part of our standard business proceedings, Braehead Foods Ltd constantly monitor our supply chain for any adverse factors which could potentially cause disruption for our clients and partners. Despite the scale of the current outbreak, the potential risk presented by the Coronavirus falls within the scope of our existing supply chain management procedures and we can confirm that we have adequate procedures and policies in place to pre-emt and manage such situations.

At the time of this statement very little of our product portfolio is sourced from countries significantly affected by the current Coronavirus outbreak. Sufficient stocks are in place to ensure our customers are not disrupted and that supply remains unaffected. Immediate steps have been taken to further increase stocks of products that may potentially be affected in future as a precautionary measure.

The situation is being kept under constant review and customers will be notified at the earliest opportunity of any disruption to products they regularly purchase. In the unlikely event this becomes an issue, suitable alternatives will be recommended.

Following a comprehensive risk review, Braehead Foods do not envisage any disruption for the supply of Braehead Foods products as a result of Coronavirus.

 

John Harkins

Site Director

4th March 2020

 

PANDEMIC POLICY

March 2020

Braehead Foods Ltd is committed to Food Quality, Safety and Legality. The company is also committed to the safe and legal storage and distribution of products and our responsibility to our customers.

The Management at Braehead Foods Ltd recognises that it has a legal duty of care towards protecting the health and safety of its employees and others who may be affected by the company’s activities, and that managing health and safety is a business critical function.

As part of our standard business proceedings, Braehead Foods Ltd constantly monitor our supply chain for any adverse factors which could potentially cause disruption for our customers and suppliers. Despite the scale of a pandemic outbreak the company have adequate procedures and policies in place to pre-emt and manage such situations. Some of the procedures include:

  • Emphasis on personal hygiene and hand washing as per national guidelines.
  • Sanitiser dispensers distributed throughout the building.
  • Drivers supplied with sanitiser for use before and after every delivery.
  • Return to work interviews being held by managers for any employees returning to work following an illness and following any travel abroad.
  • Social distancing measures (meetings by conference calls, less travel where possible).
  • Use of virucidal disinfectants throughout the building on all hand contact areas.
  • Communication with local Environmental Health Office and Government enforcement bodies.
  • Contingency plan in place to allow us to have the use of a temporary approved kitchen.
  • Alternative suppliers can be used in the event our suppliers are affected.

 

This Policy supersedes any other policy on Pandemic Outbreaks and shall be reviewed regularly.

 

Karen Strickland

(Technical Manager)

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