News | 11 July 2011

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) have appointed Holchem Laboratories Ltd as their recommended service provider for the provision of cleaning products and hygiene management solutions to their 300+ members.

With issues of plant hygiene becoming increasingly important in demonstrating compliance and therefore influencing audit frequency and enforcement AIMS have been looking for a company that has national coverage but local delivery and advice.

Norman Bagley, Policy Director for AIMS commented “I have been talking to Holchem for some time and together with excellent references from a number of AIMS members I am pleased to confirm Holchem as the new service provider for all matters hygiene”.

AIMS is a trade association established in 2001 to represent small and medium sized abattoirs in the independent red meat sector. Starting with 50 founder members AIMS has grown to over 300 members in England and Wales. The scope of the Association now covers medium and small independent abattoirs, cutting plants, catering butchers and further processors in the red, white meat and game sectors.

Members of AIMS make up the major proportion of the medium and small sized slaughtering and processing sector in England & Wales. Small and medium sized abattoirs deal with over 50% of the nation's animals including traditional, ethnic and other specialist market requirements.

Their objective is to emphasise the role of the independent sector in serving the farming and food industry with the whole range of consumer needs.

Their members serve livestock farmers' whole range of needs and satisfy consumer requirements through the huge range of outlets being retail butchers, major retailers seeking local and regional product, local and national catering outlets, farm shops, schools, hospitals and the whole range of institutional outlets. Delivering exports also represents an extremely important part of the role of AIMS member plants.

Holchem Laboratories Ltd is looking forward to working with all AIMS members in the provision of hygiene management solutions