Interim Technical Services

Lee Bladon 2:00 pm

Technical Services

Technical Support Services and Consultancy

Technical Services

I am highly-trained and have extensive experience of food safety, quality systems, HACCP, allergens, auditing and retailer specifications. So I can provide every technical service in the food industry and every type of technical support.

I can provide support to your existing team during periods of change, growth or recovery from a disappointing audit. I can also review, advise or improve your in-house systems to bring them up to the latest BRC standard or retailer guidelines.

Technical Services Manager
Interim Technical Support

Specialist Technical Support & Technical Services

  • An experienced technical resource to provide specialist support to supplement your existing technical team during busy periods of change, growth or recovery from a poor audit.
  • It may also involve project management, improving food safety and quality management systems, closing out audit non-conformances, or an extra pair of eyes on the factory floor to ensure compliance with retailer requirements.
Quality Management Systems

Quality Systems to BRC & Retailer Standards

  • Design and implementation of effective food safety and quality management systems to meet any technical standard, including the BRC Global Food Standard, GFSI, EFSIS Safe & Legal, ISO 9001, TFMS, M&S and other retailer technical standards and codes of practice.
  • Update or improvement of existing food safety and quality management systems, policies and procedures to bring them up to the required standard.
HACCP Food Safety

HACCP Food Safety Plans

  • HACCP is an essential component of any food safety and quality management system, and is a mandatory requirement of BRC, GFSI, TFMS and other retailer technical standards.
  • Design, development and implementation of HACCP systems, including: Process flow diagrams, Hazard identification, CCP identification, Establishing targets and tolerances, Control measures, Monitoring procedures, Corrective actions and Records.
HACCP Food Safety

Allergen Risk Assessments & Management

  • In many food manufacturing businesses, food allergens are a bigger food safety risk than pathogenic microorganisms. Only a few milligrams are required to cause an allergic reaction, anaphylaxis or even death, yet allergen management is rarely given as much attention as it requires.
  • In-house technical teams often don’t have sufficient time or knowledge to undertake such an important task, which is where specialist external support comes in… 
BRC Auditor

BRC Auditor of Quality Management Systems

  • Internal audits: Quality management system audits, HACCP audits and verification, GMP audits, Hygiene audits, etc.
  • External audits: Audits of new or existing suppliers’ manufacturing facilities, processes and procedures.
Interim Specifications Technologist

Retailer Specification Writing

  • I have experience of all the major retailer specification systems including: Tesco Technical Library, M&S PLuM, Sainsburys Evolve, Morrisons MCreate, Waitrose WRSpec, Asda Hive, Coop My-Core, Micros, etc…
  • Good working knowledge of food labelling legislation, composing legal ingredient declarations and calculating nutrition information.