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General

SALSA – the alternative choice for certification

We are quite often asked by SME food businesses whether SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) is a viable alternative to a more in depth standard such as the BRC…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Issue 6 Guidance – Part 5 – Auditing & Corrective Actions

Last time we looked at the requirements for HACCP within Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety. In these notes we begin to look at…

Food Hygiene

The gloves are off!

What an interesting article in the European Cleaning Journal that reports on a study about poor hand hygiene within healthcare workers who wear gloves! This hazard is something also recognised…

General

Flush the toilet with the lid down!

To all the men of this world who moan about the ladies who tell us to keep the toilet lid down – they are, and have always been right of…

Announcements

Co-operative Consortium announced

MQM Consulting is absolutely delighted to announce that it has joined a Consortium of like minded professional organisation providing services to the food and related industries. The Consortium was set…

Food Safety News

No confirmed cause of Clostridium botulinum outbreak

Food Quality News reports that a spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency has said that no confirmed cause of the family outbreak from the Lloyd Grossman Korma sauce, produced by…

Announcements

New EU Food Labelling Regulations

The UK Food Standards Agency reports that the new Food Information Regulation has been published by the EU. This has been designed to make labelling clearer to the consumer. Most…

Food Hygiene

Update on Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme

The Food Standards Agency has released updates on how our local authorities are progressing with the launch of the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme. It looks like good progress so far…

Allergens

Banoffee tart box. New York Cheesecake inside.

I guess it’s no wonder that extremely stringent packaging check procedures are demanded by Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Global Food Standard when you read this article¬†from the…