The SALSA Standard (Safe & Local Supplier Approval) was introduced in 2007 as an alternative to the BRC Food Standard, specifically designed for smaller food manufacturers.

The SALSA Standard is arranged in 4 sections:

  • Control of: training, personal hygiene, cleaning, contamination risk, temperature, raw material, stock, waste, pest risks, equipment & maintenance and labelling.
  • HACCP (hazard analysis critical control points) and Management Systems (internal audit etc)
  • Documentation: specifications, document control, records etc.
  • Premises: cleanliness, work-flows, building fabric & structure.

Food Standard Solutions are able to provide 1-day mentoring sessions, by a registered SALSA auditor & mentor.

Mentoring sessions are designed to ensure your systems meet SALSA requirements and to give clear, practical guidance where necessary, to give you the best chance of success at your audit.


  • Taking you through the SALSA Standard
  • Making sure you understand the requirements
  • Reviewing the systems and documents you have in place
  • Giving clear advice to help you make your systems SALSA-compliant
  • Help with designing simple, multipurpose documents
      Tailored to your products Designed to minimise paperwork
  • Reviewing your premises, equipment and work-flows
  • Practical advice where changes are required.

SALSA pre-audits can also be arranged, if required.