Quality Management SystemsFood Safety & Quality Management Systems
Quality Management Systems
I am experienced at designing, developing and implementing effective food safety and quality management systems to BRCGS, ISO, TFS, etc.
I have developed (be it evolution or revolution) the quality systems of almost every food manufacturer I have ever worked for. So I have experience of developing systems in many different sectors and food groups including: ready meals, sandwiches, salads, fresh cream cakes, meat, seafood, dairy, desserts, bakery, sauces, ingredients, ready-to-eat, ambient, chilled and frozen.
Quality Systems to BRCGS, ISO or TFS
- Design of effective new food safety and quality systems to meet any technical standard, including the BRCGS Global Food Standard, IFS, ISO 9001, Tesco Food Standard (TFS) / Product Integrity Unit (PIU) and other retailer technical standards.
- The Quality System can be combined with HACCP Food Safety System to create one integrated system.
- Updating, improving, revising or completely overhauling existing systems to bring them up to the required standard.
- Pre-audits and independent quality system reviews.
- Writing quality manual, policies, procedures, operating instructions and training staff.
- I am trained to the latest version of the BRCGS Food Standard (Issue 8) and have a good working knowledge of requirements of the Standard and the Interpretation Guidelines.
BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety
- The BRCGS Global Food Standard was developed to specify the safety, quality and operational criteria required within a food manufacturing organisation to fulfil its obligations with regard to legal compliance and consumer protection.
- Issue 8 of the BRCGS standard builds on the requirements of the previous issues, with the continued emphasis on HACCP, a documented quality system, GMP and internal audits.
- Food Defence (internal malicious threats), Food Fraud (supply chain adulteration) and Food Safety Culture are some of the new and expanded elements of the Standard.
The majority of manufacturing businesses in the UK are required to have a third party safety certification such as BRCGS, as part of a supplier approval process. Most major retailers, wholesalers, agents, brokers and food service chains require their suppliers to have BRCGS certification to ensure the products are produced under safe and controlled conditions.
Food businesses with top grades for BRCGS Food Safety can demonstrate to new and existing clients that the level of food safety within their operation is of a very high standard.
By implementing the requirements of the BRCGS standard, you are following best practice for food safety and reducing the risk of costly product recalls and potential damage to your business and/or brand reputation.