Cornwall-based Etherington’s Farm Shop has received a new health standard accreditation for its pasties.

It has been awarded SALSA accreditation, which is a highly endorsed food-safety standard written by experts to reflect both legal requirements and the best practice food expectations of professional buyers.

Etherington’s Farm Shop is an award winning bakery, butchery academy and conference room which sells locally sourced Cornish produce including sausage rolls, jams and biscuits.

Mark Etherington, managing director, says: “I am incredibly proud of the team here at Etherington’s. SALSA is an additional award to our five star “Scores on the Doors” status issued by the Food Standards Agency. Our pasty is going from strength to strength with a significant increase in sales since the turn of the New Year. The certificate on the wall is recognition of hard work, dedication and excellent standards of practice.

“I believe that the more accreditation that we can achieve the better it is for our company. SALSA is not only a measure of success, but an added resource to help us grow and compete in the national marketplace.”