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Are my gloves food safe?

Aren’t all disposable gloves the same? Will medical gloves do in a food setting? Are my gloves food safe if the website says so? The answer is No, probably No,…

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BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Storage and Distribution Standard Issue 4

With just under 3 months before publication of the BRC Global Standards Storage & Distribution Standard Issue 4, on 1/11/2020, we take a look at some of the most important…

Allergens

Prepacked food for direct sale – allergen information

There is just over one year now before the changes to the FIR take effect, requiring that prepacked food for direct sale (PPDS) be labelled with the name of food…

COVID and food safety
COVID-19

COVID-19 and my HACCP Plan!

One question we have been getting asked a lot lately, is do I need to amend my HACCP Plan in the light of COVID-19? This post might help. Who is…

BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard Issue 8

Effective virtual audit for a BRC Global Standards client

As a supplier of GFSI consulting and auditing services we recently began a new service and conducted an virtual internal audit, for a growing sauce and sandwich filling client. Here’s…

FSSC 22000

ISO / FSSC 22000 Virtual Training course

Recently we conducted an ISO / FSSC 22000 Virtual Training Course for a global, blue-chip energy drink manufacturer (you know who you are, and thanks guys for great feedback). We…

Outbreaks and related news

Alcohol hand sanitiser available from us

As part of our plans to diversify, during the lockdown imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have sourced and are able to supply a World Health Formulation alcohol based…

Remote food safety review
BRC Global Standards

Remote Internal audits and independent review by our food safety consultants

The current lockdown on us all, imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, has meant that some food businesses are short staffed and may be concentrating on other priorities, namely keeping…

BRC Global Standards

Remote assessment of compliance to food safety and GFSI Standards

One of the few positive things to have come out of the COVID-19 crisis is that companies have begun to explore, perhaps more deeply than ever, the concept of effective…