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Morrisons Supermarket Logistics Division awarded accreditation from Royal Society for Public Health

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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