Our BRC Audit in November

You probably didn’t know but we had our annual BRC audit back in November 2015.  We always take our audits very seriously – they are a great way of checking that our systems and procedures are working properly.

Before November we were rated A grade,  which is great, but this time we received an AA grade which is even better!  This is the highest result that you can get from the BRC,  so obviously we are over the moon. To receive an AA grade you should get less than five minors throughout the whole audit.

We will be receiving our certificates very soon which will be proudly put on display!

We wanted to share our success with you! Celebrate with us too by grabbing a Raynors product for lunch and say cheers!

World Meat Free Day

Okay, I might be a little late on this one, but yesterday was World Meat Free Day. Where people all over the world are meant to try and give up meat for the day.  Apparently there are two types of people:  those that hear ‘no meat’ and just shrug it off, and those that just the thought of ‘no meat!’ makes them crave it even more, and they need those meaty steaks in their life just to keep them sane!  Do you think you could give up meat?  I think we all could for a day, but the latest advice is that we should be trying to cut back or cut it out of our diets completely.

In 2012 the UK ranked 22nd in meat consumption, and the average person consumes 85kg of meat a year.  I don’t feel as if this is too much meat being consumed a year really, seeing as most of us will probably have it every night for dinner.   Also, 40% of the food that we grow goes to feed animals, which is expected to rise to 60% of what we grow in the next 20 years. Therefore due to the growing demand of meat, the prices will go up.  That’s not the only thing which could contribute to us cutting back our meat consumption.

Giving up meat isn’t easy, but vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming a lot more popular,  so we could probably do it over time.  Although I think it is too soon to start giving up on meat now!