BRC accreditation achieved in just 4 months…

One of our clients based in Staffordshire were flying high coming into 2018 and with good reason too. Povey’s Oatcakes recently landed a big customer, but required BRC accreditation to complete the deal. So the Oatcake making company set out on the mission of updating their food safety system to BRC standard with the help and… More >>>

Product recall tests- how effective are they?

Are you using the most effective product recall test exercise?   Many food safety and customer standards require annual product recall test to be completed. This generally takes the forms of warning a friendly customer who wouldn’t panic when seeing an email subject bar with the word ‘Product Recall’. Next would be emailing them details… More >>>

Food Safety warning of Ice cream unapproved site

The Food Standards Agency released a food safety warning to consumers today about an unregistered and unapproved food business who have been producing and selling ice cream. Zak Ices of Belle Vue Street, Batley in West Yorkshire have been producing ice cream in the name of ‘ Lucky Gold Leaf ‘, using an approval code… More >>>

Purple ketchup, twitter & meat snack companies all in one…

We have all seen those blast from the past posts on twitter or facebook “Remember back in the noughties when….Colgate made lasagne and Ketchup was purple.” Well one nostalgic post read, a re-tweet later and the purple Ketchup story had Food Safety Assist writing an article on meat snack companies food safety needs for the… More >>>

Have you heard about the North East Business Support Fund? Need help with your HACCP? Ready to move towards a food safety accreditation such as SALSA or BRC? NBSL can give you up to 35% funding for business improvement projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000 (maximum grant of £2,800) – you can use the grant for… More >>>

How do you like your eggs?

With the latest news being all about the 700,000 eggs being tainted with the insecticide Fipronil and the big recalls this has prompted throughout the UK food industry, we wondered; How many food manufacturers know how to do a product recall efficiently and promptly? A product recall may happen for a number of reasons, whether it be a… More >>>

Can you afford to cut health & safety corners?

When anyone mentions the words ‘Health & Safety’, as a general rule you automatically think of bend at the knees when lifting heavy items, not doing obvious things such as balancing on the back of chair to change a light bulb. But there is so much more to it and cutting corners, whether intentionally or… More >>>

Recall due to control over Clostridium Botulinum

Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd have recalled a list of their products due to inadequate procedures in place to control the bacteria, Clostridium Botulinum. This also includes products that are manufactured for Lidl and Marks & Spencer. See below for a list of products Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd have recalled. Do you need help making sure… More >>>

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