Sir; Your News in Brief column in the July 22 issue carried an item stating that the Real Crisps Co has gone into liquidation'. In fact The Real Crisps Co is alive and well and trading very successfully. Our products are stocked by the Welsh branches of all the major supermarkets and we also enjoy the patronage of more than 40 wholesalers throughout the UK. The company is enjoying dramatic growth and expects to move into its new custom-built factory by the end of the year, allowing it to keep pace with increasing demand for its popular range of hand-cooked crisps. I would like to assure all of our customers, old and new, that it is business as usual and their supplies of Real Crisps are secure. The original Real Crisps Co Ltd, which I founded in 1997, was liquidated in May 1999. Its assets, including the name and goodwill, were purchased by Bar and Restaurant Foods from the liquidator and a new company, Sirhowy Valley Foods, was formed and trades as The Real Crisps Co. I trust this clarifies any confusion. John Mudd Director Sirhowy Valley Foods Cwmfelinfach, S Wales {{LETTERS }}