Vydex Corporation benefits from SRS’s advice and training packages
The world of sports nutrition can be somewhat tricky to navigate when it comes to complying with the law. For businesses manufacturing as well as retailing and distributing, it can be even more of a challenge.
This is one of the reasons why Vydex Corporation Ltd, based in Cardiff, agreed to start working with SRS in 2017.
Established in 1988, Vydex are an industry leader in health, nutrition andsports supplements manufacturing andlabelling. With clients across the UK andfurther afield, the company has a lot on its plate.
“Our industry is heavily regulated” says Sales Director, Craig Coombs “which is great in one sense but over the years we found a lot of inconsistency in the advice we were receiving from different local authorities.”
After a meeting with SRS back in 2016 it was felt that Primary Authority would provide the consistent guidance and support the company were looking for.
“The best thing for us about Primary Authority is having someone to turn to when we need an answer to a question. If we want to try something new and innovative then we pick up the phone to SRS to see if it can be achieved, within the boundaries of the law.”
Because of the scale of Vydex’s manufacturing operation, they receive food hygiene inspections as well as trading standards visits. For that reason, they have chosen to receive Primary Authority advice and support in both these areas.
“It makes complete sense for SRS to help us fine tune our food hygiene practices whilst also guiding us on the wording and layout of our sports nutrition labels. Because the partnership is managed by a Business Engagement Officer, I can just contact him and he’ll find the answer from a really knowledgeable team of officers.” says Craig.
And 2019 has seen SRS deliver bespoketraining to Vydex employees on both foodhygiene and allergens. In four sessions delivered over two days, SRS were able to train 30 members of Vydex staff at their head office. Business Engagement Officer, Ellis Roberts said: “This type of training is really engaging for employees because we’re teaching them about important subjects such as allergens, but within the context of their daily work. Sometimes, sitting through long training sessions on a subject which you know little about can be disinteresting.
“We always have really positive feedback from businesses, including Vydex, when we train their workforce within their own surroundings. It makes the whole experience much more rewarding.”
Over the next few months, SRS will be advising Vydex on their range of animal feed products as they look to expand this aspect of their business, and will continue to work with the company on their food labels, which will help strengthen the relationship with their numerous clients.
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