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Lobbying

We aim to represent our members to display a unified voice of the seafood processing sector, to actively influence and advise Government as well as devolved administrations on matters of policy and legislation.

We welcome information & feedback from our members on the issues which are important for seafood processing businesses to thrive.

Networking

As the national representative body of the processing sector, the aim of the SSA is to promote and protect the interests of the sector while creating and maintaining stronger links with the wider industry.

We make sure our members’ voice is heard during policy and decision making processes at all levels of government and within the various bodies representing the Scottish fishing industry. In doing this we recognise that it is vital to effectively engage with the catching sector, to share information and to ensure that we work together for the mutual benefit of both sectors and the long- term future of the fishing industry as a whole.

We sit on a number of industry bodies, and we also represent the Scottish processing sector at industry events and conferences at home and abroad.

Training & Consultancy

The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), in association with the Scottish Seafood Training Network, offers a number of training courses for members, delivered at our training centre or onsite in the workplace by our Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)/Seafish approved trainer.

We can develop and implement a Food Quality Management System including HACCP based on your site and product range.

This can be a review of a current system which needs updated to keep pace with food safety inspections.  Alternatively we can create a new system.

Provision of ongoing support can be provided as required.

We have experience in SALSA and BRC Audit requirements and can help you on your journey to accreditation.

MSC Accreditation via the SSA Group Scheme

 

Inspections and Internal Audits can be arranged at an agreed frequency to help improve Good Manufacturing Practice.

This can improve working practices, promote tidiness, aid in temperature control, increase product quality and shelf life and reduce allergen risks.

  • Help with customer questionnaires
  • HACCP Review
  • Shelf Life Validation
  • Advice on organoleptic testing
  • Bespoke advice available on request

We are an approved REHIS Training Centre and can provide REHIS/Seafish Training Courses on Food Safety and HACCP at various levels.

We work as part of the SSTN (Scottish Seafood Training Network) which has a large selection of courses available taught by approved trainers.

Contact us for course availability & pricing

Competence

Consultant is trained in Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Food Production, Manufacturing & Marketing from Glasgow University. Certificates in Food Safety & Auditing.

Confidence

Over 20 years experience in various roles in the food industry giving a diverse knowledge of systems, documentation and quality.

Commitment

We fulfil the requirement and follow up to ensure the system is practical and working, supporting the site and employees to promote success.