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Silvery Tweed invests in allergen-free line improvements

By Bethan Grylls

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Managing director at Silvery Tweed Cereals, Robert Gladstone and the new sieve in-situ
Managing director at Silvery Tweed Cereals, Robert Gladstone and the new sieve in-situ

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The cereal manufacturer has added a new sieve at the start of its allergen-free seed-cleaning line at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The addition of the sieve at the Silvery Tweed site aims to improve the overall efficacy and efficiency of the entire line, alongside improving its seed cleaning process.

The company is one of the leading suppliers to the UK breakfast cereal, bread and bakery markets, cleaning and processing grain from growers based largely in the Borders area within a 40-mile radius of its Berwick-upon-Tweed base. 

The manufacturer’s managing director Robert Gladstone said the opportunity was identified through the business’s “ongoing analysis of contaminants”.

He added: “Our standards are already high, but we are always seeking to raise the bar through innovation and investment.

“As our procurement base evolves, the new sieve means that we can handle seeds and grains from wider sources and different origins while continuing to offer our customers the high standard of product they expect from us.”

This follows the appointment of Paul Trotter as technical manager​ earlier this year, alongside a £600k investment made in 2022, which saw Silvery Tweed install a new line to create a dedicated allergen-free seed cleaning plant.

The move enabled the producer to process a wider range of ingredients and reduced the need to transport uncleaned seeds to a specialist facility.

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