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Malcolm Read joins as Head of Technical

Leading snack salad and vegetable specialist Freshtime UK Ltd has appointed Malcolm Read as Head of Technical to support its ambitious plans for growth.

Malcolm brings with him more than 20 years’ experience working in a technical role for firms including Northern Foods, Bakkavor, Kerry Foods and Fresh and Easy in California.

As Head of Technical at Freshtime he will take overall responsibility for all technical aspects of production at the Lincolnshire-based firm, including the quality of raw materials, transportation and food safety.

“I’m extremely pleased that we’ve been able to bring Malcolm to Freshtime,” said Mark Newton, who took over as Managing Director of the company in October last year.

“Food safety is absolutely critical for our business and Malcolm’s experience and expertise will be vital in helping Freshtime to move to the next level.

“Overseeing quality and safety from the field where the crop is grown to the fridge is an enormously important job.

“We’ve brought Malcolm in because food safety and food quality are things that we will never compromise on. It’s at the heart of our DNA as a food business.”

Malcolm Read added. “I’m delighted to be here and relishing the challenge – and fresh produce always presents plenty of challenges!

“My new role at Freshtime will allow me more responsibility and I’m looking forward to realising Mark Newton’s vision of what we can achieve in the future and how we can grow.”