David Andreu Mas, CEO
You are what you eat. For decades, governments across the world have been highlighting food safety to ensure healthy diets for better human nutrition. Unsafe food has always been a matter of concern as it poses serious global health threats endangering people of all age groups. According to WHO, over 200 diseases are caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances. It identifies the cause of foodborne diseases as the contamination of food at any stage of production, storage, delivery, or consumption. The primary responsibility of food safety lies with food producers. However, not all food handlers understand or follow the procedures necessary, such as adopting basic hygienic practices while preparing food. This is because most of the times, they are unaware of the possibility of contamination in food and need to be trained to have generic knowledge of hygiene and safety. Especially in today’s times when the world is witnessing this awful pandemic of the coronavirus. Leveraging the combined knowledge and experience of food safety experts, biology professionals, dieticians, and nutritionists, Goldservice’s objective is to advise and implement food standards that guarantee safe and healthy eating. As an environmental health company, Goldservice provides all the services that a food industry requires right from processing the health registry to food analysis to the training of food handlers.
“We provide the best way to achieve food safety through training, prevention procedures, and implementing the right measures to make the kitchen safe,” says David Andreu Mas, CEO, Goldservice.
For over two decades, Goldservice has been providing training on food contamination, allergies and prevention to food handlers and managers of the kitchen. With Goldservice’s training, clients can develop and monitor food safety plans and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) systems to ensure quality food. The company’s experts work with clients to help them identify if anything is not under food safety regulation and how they can improve their food safety. “Besides having strong knowledge on food safety, our consultants specialise in building a good relationship with clients to make them understand the need for food safety regulations and legislation so they can follow them correctly,” says Andreu. What’s more, the company assists clients during audits conducted by the government to comply with the required standards.
Goldservice ensures that food safety standards and regulations of other countries are also followed correctly in case required. For instance, a Japanese restaurant in Spain needs to follow the safety processes followed in Japan to prepare certain dishes. Goldservice ensures that all the required procedures and regulations are followed as per client needs. With such vivid skills in food safety, Goldservice has garnered a number of clients including Balearic Health Institute (IBSalut), Football Club Barcelona as well as multiple city councils, hotel and catering companies from Ibiza, Barcelona and Formentera.
Alongside food safety expertise, Goldservice is an environmental health company at its core and focuses on looking after basic aspects of health, including air, water, and pest control. By conducting purification and recovery procedures of air and water, the company ensures the high quality of these two resources. Similarly, Goldservice carries out disinfection, fumigation, and extermination of pests while complying with legal requirements.
Interestingly, Andreu bootstrapped the company when he was a budding entrepreneur at the age of 18, determined with a clear vision of carrying out business while upholding values of honesty and sincerity. This vision has now taken the company to new heights and will continue to tread on the path of success. “Our goal is to have good knowledge about all the environmental health aspects including pest control, food safety, air control, and water quality to provide an impeccable service to clients,” concludes Andreu.