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About Bob Salmon and Food Solutions Handbook

Bob Salmon has set up this site as a taster for Understanding the Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations Handbook. As executive-editor of Understanding the Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations, and a director of Food Solutions he believes food businesses, especially SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) need a clear understanding of the rules they must comply with. It was with this in mind that Food Solutions was conceived. Food Solutions has published an online version of the handbook - the E-Handbook. It follows the layout of this site, one chapter per page, headings on the left with submenus for long chapters. Definitions and appendices are in the top menu bar. Preview the handbook online. For access, subscribe to Food Solutions package, the E-Handbook, or E-Handbook Package.

Bob's Career

Bob has worked in an East London Youth Club, as a chemist in a sheepskin factory, in Systems at Rolls Royce and in Industrial Relations at British Steel (from which he was made redundant). He pioneered the sale of goats milk to supermarkets, running his own herd of goats and processing plant. He also wrote a book of his exploits, "The Million Pound Goat". He was Church Warden of the tiny village church for 30 years, a School Governor and a local councillor.

After selling the business and building an house, he concentrated on representing small food businesses interests to the lawmakers in UK and Europe with the Forum of Private Business (FPB). After the FPB withdrew from food issues, Bob continued his association with the European small business organisation UEAPME. He is part-time retained by the European Commission representing small food businesses Europe-wide on standards. For many years Bob has spent one morning a week reading for RNIB. Bob is now semi-retired, has five daughters and still lives in England's smallest county.

Food Solutions

In 2005, Bob and three collegues became directors of Food Solutions Publishing. Food Solutions was set up to help Food Businesses and all involved with food, keep up to date and comply with the Food Regulations.

Bob edits Food Solutions enewsletters, is executive editor of the Handbook to Understanding the Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations, Quick Reference Handbook, Pre-inspection compliance check-list and other handbooks produced by Food Solutions. He also represents the views of small business to the lawmakers in Brussels and London, ensuring new rules are fair for all to whom they apply.