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A message on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you what we are doing in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our consultants are specialist food safety consultants and consequently are very…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Standard for Packaging Materials Issue 6 – Key Changes

We are just under three months away from the start of audits to Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Standard for Packaging Materials Issue 6. In this first blog…

Environmental Health

Food Hygiene Rating – Shocking statistics reveal failing restaurant standards

The Times has reported on the results of a recent investigation on failing restaurant food hygiene. 15,000 restaurants and food outlets across the UK have a “failing food hygiene rating”….

Environmental Health

Low food hygiene ratings – why do restaurants fail?

You only have to search through online media to discover story after story about zero food hygiene ratings. To prove the point, here’s an article relating to zero rated Birmingham…

Environmental Health

Food Hygiene Rating – Failing restaurants

The Times has reported on the results of a recent investigation on failing restaurant food hygiene ratings. 15,000 restaurants and food outlets across the UK were given a failing food…

Environmental Health

Food Hygiene Rating should influence where we choose to eat out!

Public perception of food hygiene Gone are the days when we would select a place to eat based purely on cost and perhaps what our neighbour or friends told us…

BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard Issue 8

Is HACCP disappearing from ISO 22000:2018?

Recent sources on a certain well-known business based social media site have suggested that HACCP is disappearing, and ISO is the way to go – this almost certainly being a…

BRC Global Standards

I’m in food storage and distribution – do I need a full HACCP Plan?

We quite often receive a question from the food or food packaging storage and distribution industry – especially from those considering certification to the BRC Global Standards Global Storage and…

BRC Global Standards

The first audits against Issue 8 of the BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard

Congratulations to Stephens Fresh Foods in Kent, for achieving a Grade A after their first audit against the new BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard Issue 8!  Stephens Fresh…