Oscar Mayer specialises in making and developing retailer label prepared foods for the top UK grocery retailers across four sites. It has worked with Holchem for a number of years to ensure that the food it produces is safe and meets the stringent industry demands. Holchem was engaged to work with Oscar Mayer, on a site that it had not traditionally supplied, to help reinforce hygiene practices on the site.


Holchem carried out a full audit of Oscar Mayer’s needs which included the specific objectives in each factory on site, the hazards to be managed and the support and chemical products required coupled with cleaning systems and schedules to enable site to achieve the required standards and cost of clean.


Following the survey and proposal Oscar Mayer instructed Holchem to implement the proposed changes across the site. This included: optimising the clean, assistance with validating the clean, preparation of the hygiene management documentation, installation of signage and equipment and extensive training to the team; before a controlled change.

Feedback from the project

“The move from an incumbent to a new chemical supplier isn’t particularly easy; however the transition to working with Holchem was a very smooth process and was part of our continuous improvement plan. In my various roles I have worked with Holchem for over 12 years and always found them to deliver over and above their objectives. The team really got under the skin of our requirements, the nature of the business and understood and solved the issues inherited from our previous supplier.”  Graham Cluer, Interim Operations Director