The Zaman Case & Allergens in the real world….

We recently attended a conference on Lessons learnt: The Zaman Case in London organised by RSPH and wow, what an eye opener it was! There were many different speakers including representatives from Food Standards Agency, Park Square Barristers and Allergy Action to name a few. The case was opened up to show how corner cutting… More >>>

Incorrect labeling costing companies….

Over the weekend there were a collection of recalls all due to incorrect labeling. Labeling regulations changed a while back, but some companies still havn’t caught up with the changes. In turn this is costing them, both financially and their reputation. See below this weekends recalls: **Sainsbury’s is recalling its ‘Raisin Milk Chocolate 200g’ with… More >>>


Congratulations go to Gradegold Catering for passing their SALSA audit, gaining SALSA Accreditation. Food Safety Assist have been working with Gradegold Catering for a couple of years and would like to wish all at Gradegold Catering and massive well done.

Product recalls on the rise?

Over the weekend many recalls were published by the Food Standards Agency, are we starting to see a rise in product recalls and mistakes or is the evidence that companies are starting to tighten up their belts and follow the guidelines set out? Below are a list of recalls issued from Friday night through the… More >>>

More product recalls….

Yesterday saw several recalls being published: Marks & Spencer recalls there Teriyaki Crackers due to the presence of prawns in a number of packs not being mentioned on the label. Lytham Foods recalls a variety of its Freshbite wraps due to concerns with the company procedures that are in place to control Clostridium Botulinum. The… More >>>

More companies hit with big fines.....

Since our last newsletter on the new guidelines for food safety violations being brought into force, more companies are being hit with big fines. Salford based meat company Manchester Meat Products has been fined over £9,000 after the EHO found the company for illegally manufacturing cooked donar meat.   For more information on the news… More >>>

~New Guideline For Food Safety Violations Now In Force~

Effective from February 2016, new sentencing guidelines which cover work place Food Safety and Health & Safety ( are now in place.   The key message from these guidelines, is how Food Safety and Health & Safety are being put right at the heart of any business or organisation.   No need to panic, there is an effective checklist to follow:   1. Risk analysis-… More >>>

Eskimo Ice Sculpt Themselves a Double A BRC Accreditation…

  London based Ice Company lands a cool AA BRC accreditation. British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a food safety standard that is recognized worldwide. Food Safety Assist has been working with Eskimo Ice for many years, helping retain standards for each BRC audit. We would like to say congratulations to the team at Eskimo Ice.  … More >>>

Newcastle based snack company gain new accreditation…

  Rehman Sweet Centre, producers of a range of snacks from Garlic Gathia through to Bombay Mix’s, have a lot to celebrate this month. The family run company recently passed their very first SALSA audit, this accreditation will help cement long standing contracts and help them bring in more customers. Food Safety Assist have been… More >>>