food safety systems

Prevent cross-contamination with a process work flow chart

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Having a good workflow process in place enables you to identify potential contamination throughout the production process and put any controls needed in place.Your workflow process is critical to decision making in assessing CCP’s and your HACCP plan   Download Generic Process Flow Chart Here   Contact Us if you need any assistance in constructing your… More >>>

What is an Allergen Control Plan?

Setting up and implementing an Allergen Control Plan in any food business is fundamental in preventing allergen cross-contamination. It is vital that food businesses understand their own processes and products and identify, manage and communicate allergen risks to their staff and customers who have allergies to certain foods. It is a legal requirement to identify… More >>>

Download our Free Equipment Maintenance Schedule

Why is an equipment maintenance schedule important? Poorly maintained equipment, machinery and tools and lubricants can result in contamination of your food. It can also lead to expensive breakdowns. Poorly managed maintenance work can also lead to problems. Prevent these issues by organising your maintenance into a planned schedule of what is to do done… More >>>

Food Contamination.. What is it?

  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… 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 >>>

Finding the Right Food Safety Consultant

What to look for when selecting a Food Safety Consultant… Taking on and developing a food safety system is a big task for any food business. More often than not it falls on the shoulders of one individual member of staff. Whether they have some qualifications or experience in food safety or more often no… More >>>

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