The UK's largest commercial turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has adopted a new food and workplace training platform to streamline and enhance delivery of food safety training to production and farm personnel.
The company will be using Sistem, developed by food and workplace safety company Alchemy Systems, to deliver training to groups of people working in production as well as to individual farm managers and workers located at any of its 52 owned farms across the countries of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.
Bryan Hurst, training manager at Bernard Matthews, commented: "In a multisite operation like ours, where staff can be remotely located or just one farmer ... needs to be trained, getting people to spend time in one place can be both impractical and costly. Sistem's advanced e-learning system will make remote access training, monitored centrally, easy to manage and really will free up more time for us to take our training forward as an integral part of Bernard Matthews' food safety culture."
Sistem simplifies the delivery and documentation of food safety and health and safety training to individuals or groups of up to 150. Users can also achieve a fully accredited and certified Level 2 food safety qualification accredited by vocational qualification organization FDQ.
In the year to July 1, 2012, Bernard Matthews recorded sales of £341.4 million (US$531.9 million) and profits of £5.3 million (US$8.2 million).