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Morrisons Logistics Gains Recognition from Royal Society for Public Health

2010-10-12

October 12, 2010, Press Dispensary. Morrisons has been awarded accreditation status by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH - http://www.rsph.org.uk ), in recognition of the high quality food safety training in their Logistics division.

Delivering the freshest produce to Morrisons stores on time, every time is a demanding task. Excellent food safety training across a broad range of roles in logistics is vital to ensure that every store receives its order safely.

The RSPH accreditation scheme is designed to endorse training programmes that support health, hygiene and safety. The training provided by Morrisons has been rigorously examined by independent experts to ensure it is of the highest quality and meets national standards.

Professor Richard Parish, chief executive of RSPH, comments: "Morrisons has now achieved accreditation for training in both the Retail and Logistics divisions of its business. Once again the company has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standards, ensuring that staff and customers receive excellent service."

Morrisons stores, located from the Highlands of Scotland to the Cornish coast are serviced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through strategically located regional distribution centres. The Logistics team has to ensure that food is handled safely throughout, across all temperature bands from ambient to chilled and frozen. Repercussions of poor food handling are far reaching so it is crucial that every member of staff involved in this operation is properly trained.

Liz Window, Morrisons Training Lead, Logistics , says: "Our Retail division achieved RSPH accreditation last year so we have first hand experience of the value of this expert assessment. The RSPH has helped us to enhance the quality of our training programmes and ensure they deliver real value to the organisation."

Other organisations interested in accreditation for their in-house training programmes should contact Anna Zilnyk at the Royal Society for Public Health for more information.

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Notes for editors
About the Royal Society for Public Health
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice, it advises on policy development, provides education and training services, encourages scientific research, disseminates information and certifies products, training centres and processes. A registered charity that enjoys patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world, with over 150 years experience in its field of protecting and promoting public health.

About Morrisons
Morrisons is the UK’s fourth largest food retailer with 431 stores and our business is mainly food and grocery – the weekly shop. Uniquely we source and process most of the fresh food that we sell though our own manufacturing facilities, giving us close control over provenance and quality. We only sell 100% British fresh beef, lamb, pork and poultry and we have more people preparing more food in store than any other retailer including butchers, bakers and fishmongers. Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and more than 134,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. With competitive prices and hundreds of special offers, we are proud to save our customers money every day.

For further information, please contact:
Anna Zilnyk, Royal Society for Public Health
Tel: 020 3177 1624
Email:
Site: www.rsph.org.uk

Morrisons Press Office

Paul Fitzjohn
Tel: 0845 611 5364
Email:

Media contacts

Anna Zilnyk
Tel: 020 3177 1624
Email:
Site: www.rsph.org.uk

Morrisons Press Office

Paul Fitzjohn
Tel: 0845 611 5364
Email:

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