Gadsby’s bakery joins Primary Authority partnership

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Lincolnshire Co-op’s own brand bakery Gadsby’s has teamed up with Lincolnshire Trading Standards to receive specialist regulatory advice and support, through a Sectary of State approved partnership, Primary Authority.

The Primary Authority programme is a statutory scheme, started after the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 and overseen by Regulation Delivery (RD).

Lincolnshire Trading Standards currently gives advice and support to 12 businesses through its Primary Authority Scheme, including Bakkavor, Arthauss, Uncle Henry’s and Smiffys.

It comes as Trading Standards celebrates its first year in partnership with the Lincolnshire Co-op.

Martin Ward from Lincolnshire Co-op said: “Trading Standards has given us some excellent advice over the past twelve months. They are a reliable and robust source of information and reassurance and they’ve certainly helped us streamline some of our policies and procedures.

“It’s a very valuable partnership and has helped us grow our business. We are looking forward to using their services for our bakery Gadsby’s.”

Emma Milligan, Principal Trading Standards Officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are here to take the pressure off and help businesses to keep on top of all the latest regulations, including product labelling, selling guidance and staff training.

“This way they can spend more time focussing on what’s important – delivering excellent products and customer service to their customers.”