Food Safety Audit Success…

Food safety audit success is a challenge to many food businesses but so important for many reasons e.g. retaining business. Over the last few months, several of our clients have passed either a SALSA food or BRC accreditation. In October, one of our clients passed an announced BRC food audit achieving a grade A. In… More >>>

Avoid a Food Safety Christmas crisis

Continuous Food Safety Culture… Food Safety cannot stop for Christmas! Therefore our Food Safety Consultants work with food businesses throughout the year guiding and advising on how food safety systems protect consumers also importantly how food safety processes protect their business and reputation if something goes wrong. At this time of year when most food… More >>>

Food Standard Offences result in a substantial fine

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The food company at the center of a Hummus salmonella scare received a substantial fine less than a month ago, for food standard offences! In February 2018, a consumer suffered a potentially fatal allergic reaction after eating an egg free dip which contained egg. As a result of investigations. It was found that the company… More >>>

Annual Audits Congratulations

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Looking back over October, three clients passed their annual audits with flying colours. Including an unannounced BRCGS Version 8!! Also, a BRCGS Storage and Distribution and a SALSA Beer certification. Well Done to all three. It is good for us at Food Safety Assist to get some good feedback from these clients including: “I was… More >>>

Funding towards SALSA and BRC

Are you looking at getting assistance with your food safety system? Wanting to move towards accreditation but don’t want to go it alone? Restricted by cash flow, would project funding help? Funding through The Manufacturing Growth Programme may be the answer your looking for. Improvement grants are now available to help fund consultation services like… More >>>

How effective are your product recalls policies and procedures?

BRC Global Standards, Salsa Food Standards amongst others require annual product recalls tests to be completed.  How do you do this… Warn a friendly customer who wouldn’t panic when seeing an email subject bar with the word ‘Product Recall’. Email them details about a made-up problem about a recent delivery Ask them to respond reporting… More >>>

How well do you know your HACCP Plan?

Below are key factors in going back to basics to ensure your HACCP plan has the maximum impact on your Food Safety systems.   A HACCP plan  (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a Food Safety Management System that identifies, evaluates and controls food safety hazards.  As stated in Article 5 of Regulations (EC) 852/2004… More >>>