Certification help for Manx food and drink producers

Local food and drink producers are being given the chance to receive training that will help them get their produce into shops.

The Government's Food Matters strategy wants to help Manx businesses prepare their application for a SALSA certificate.

The document is recognised by many leading retailers to show the supplier meets safety and legal requirements.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture will hold training courses in March to prepare companies for their SALSA audit, which it's hoped will bring more buyers for Manx producers.