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An Incredible BRC Result – again!

After a hugely successful 2012, what better way to move into 2013 than with top grade BRC audit results across the whole of The Kerfoot Group?!

After achieving A-grade BRC audit results for both the James Street and South Street (Bulk Terminal) sites in Goole, The Kerfoot Group Speciality Oils (KSO) business has also received top marks with ZERO non conformances in the entire audit for the Global Standard for Food Safety v6 and the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution

KSO Feeling Fruity at SCS – here come the girls!

Monday 12th November

Well, the time has come for the girls to head off on the road down to Coventry for the SCS Formulate exhibition. The car was packed to the rafters & the three of us only just managed to fit in with our cases (well you have to be prepared…hairdryer, straighteners, more outfits than we could possibly need for two days etc!)

We arrived at Ricoh Stadium with the security guards giving us 20 minutes to unpack, set up the stand

Keep the dentist at bay with Coconut Oil

Believe it or not, recent research has suggested that our much loved Coconut Oil can now help to fight tooth decay, and it could soon be winging its way into your toothpaste and mouth wash!  Yet another accomplishment to add to an ever growing list of benefits for one of our favourite oils.

Without boring you, here is  the scientific part… the bacteria Coconut Oil attacks includes streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing microbe that is a major cause of tooth decay. 

Logistics Coordinator swaps office for truck

There is usually only one 4am in my day however on Friday 10th August I discovered there were two as it was my turn to experience a day in a Kerfoot truck.  The route planned was six deliveries of KPO and KSO oil throughout the South Yorkshire area.  Armed with sandwiches and a flask of tea my driver for the day was Dave Hodgson and at 6:30am we departed our Goole James Street factory and headed on our way.

Despite working in Logistics for a few years now I had never

A day in the life of a KPO Production Supervisor

My day starts at 4:15am travelling to work for The Kerfoot Group at their Packed Oils factory on James Street in Goole.  Work starts at 5am on an early shift and as I am preparing in the factory for the day’s production I usually see all the Kerfoot trucks with their “It’s Incredible” logos emblazoned on the sides leaving site to deliver their first orders of the day!

At our Packed Oils factory we mainly concentrate on bulk orders, whether the oil is filled in IBCs

KPO’s Future Looks Bright

The Kerfoot Group has experienced significant growth over recent years and the Kerfoot Packed Oils division has been at the forefront of this strategy.  As the leading supplier of vegetable oils, olive oils and speciality oils to the UK’s best loved brands across food, animal feed and technical industries KPO continually strives to improve the service it provides and which its customers value.

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New mode of transport for Logistics

I just had to tell the world this story from my holiday in Olu Deniz in Turkey – the one time when I wasn’t worrying about moving our vegetable oils around the world!

After a 40 minute heated bus ride in 58°C heat I found myself 6000 feet above Olu Deniz town!  My tandem flight partner got me ready for take off, helmet on, backpack on then attaching the paraglide to the back of him it was time to go (after checking the paraglide was not tangled… at which point I