What is contamination of food?

Contamination of food is the transference of any objectionable, harmful substance or material to food. There are four types of contamination   Microbiological Contamination Caused by bacteria, toxins, moulds, viruses (micro-organisms) or parasites. Control methods include- High standards of personal hygiene e.g thorough & regular handwashing On-going staff training, knowledge and enforcement of policies &… More >>>

Product Recalls

BRC accreditation

Since the New Year there have been a total of 7 product recalls due to food safety. with the majority (5) of them being down to labelling errors on allergens. Recalls can be a costly procedure for any business, damaging financially and reputation, and can be avoidable. Don’t fall into the same predicament. Consider whether a refresher training on… More >>>

BRC and Salsa Accreditation is not out of reach…

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?   The Manufacturing Growth Programme may be the answer your looking for. Improvement grants are now available to help fund consultation services like ours,… More >>>

How effective are your product recall policies and procedures?

    BRC Global Standards, Salsa Food Standards amongst others require annual product recall 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… More >>>

How well do you know your HACCP?

Below are key factors in going back to basics to ensure your HACCP plan has the maximum impact on your Food Safety systems.   HACCP Team – Are the team members understanding HACCP? are they effectively trained? Who is part of the HACCP Team? is it just the company owner or the food safety manager? Good… More >>>

Global Hand Washing Day Monday 15th October

Do you know how clean your staff’s hands are? One of the services we offer is in house training, running over rules and procedures your company has in place, from personal hygiene through to in putting procedures and allergen control. The idea behind our training sessions is to educate staff so that they don’t just… More >>>