Thank you to our subby Mick ‘Tudds’ Tuddenham for organising the Poppy box collection and helping us to raise money to support our armed forces, veterans and their families.
We are happy to announce that we have gained Organic Certification from the Soil Association.
Any food product sold as ‘organic’ in the EU has to comply with a set of Standards. Organic certification is a requirement to demonstrate a product or operation has met these legal standards. The Soil Association symbol is a recognised and trusted mark of organic certification internationally, and as a certification body we deliver certification to some of the highest organic standards.
Who is organic certification for?
If you’re processing or marketing an organic food or drink product, EU regulations require you to be licensed. The term ‘processing’ includes:
- packing or re-packing
- importing (from non-EU countries)
- labelling organic products
- selling loose produce or zero waste operations
Operations such as warehousing, storage and distribution will also need to be licensed if handling organic products.
What do organic standards cover?
Organic standards look at all aspects of organic food manufacturing and production, storage and sales. The Soil Association Certification organic standards cover the EU’s organic regulations (EC 834/2007 & EC 889/2008) and include some additional, higher standards in some key areas e.g. livestock production, GM, additives and packaging.
Our MD Bee Kemball has just been speaking with BBC Radio 4’s Nick Robinson on the upcoming election and the impact it will have on business and people – catch the full interview tomorrow
November 23rd on ‘The Today Programme from 7am.
The festive season is once again fast approaching!
We’ll still be operating for a large part of the Christmas period as per our opening hours…
Congratulations to Martin Page AKA Maggot for 30 years service at Debach – it wouldn’t be the same without him!
This morning we took delivery of three brand new Volvo FH trucks from Volvo East Anglia
These trucks are Volvo’s FH 500 with the new long haul fuel package, including I-See and Cruise E for maximum fuel efficiencies & reduced environmental impact which is something very important to us.
Bee Kemball spoke to EADT last week after this years Suffolk Show, her last as Show Director.
“What a fantastic two days it has been.
The people are what make this show so great every single year, and that means everyone, from the volunteers, to the staff, to the people who come through the gates beaming with smiles.
It is important people understand the importance of agriculture, how it helps our lives – you should always know where your food comes from, and by doing so it helps keep things to the highest possible standard.
Coming to the end of her three-year tenure, Bee will hand over the baton to deputy director Bruce Kerr – but as she said, that doesn’t mean it will stop her from returning.
Just because I’m standing aside doesn’t mean I won’t be returning to the show I love,” she said. “Next year I suspect I’ll be coming along in my flip flops and sunglasses with an ice cream in hand.
I’ve been involved with the show since I was 18 years old, more than 30 years ago. I still love it just as much.
My father and grandfather were both stewards – the beautiful thing about the show is that it is a generational thing – for both staff and visitors, the joy of the show is passed on.”
Congratulations to our employee Gino Comini for passing his MOD 4 CPC on his first attempt!
Well done Gino!
“Driving lorries and working in logistics is a tough job” says Bee Kemball.
She should know, having spent her working life at the helm of family logistics business, Debach Enterprises.
She needed to be tough too, and, while taking the wheel at the £8m turnover firm, got her licence to drive the huge HGVs because she felt it important to experience exactly what her workers did.
It’s an ethos she has carried through to her very successful – and highly praised – term as director of the Suffolk Show. As the first woman to take on the three-year role back in 2017, it was a big burden to bear – particularly as she still had her considerable day job to contend with.
Debach is proud to announce that we have obtained AA certification with the British Retail Consortium for their Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.
BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.
The certification is reviewed regularly ensuring that standards are met at all times and complements our current service to the retail industry.