We can offer a wide range of services within this sector to ensure you attain, maintain and improve your compliance standards no matter if this is BRC, Salsa, Red Tractor, organic or other recognised GSFI Standards.
As well as being a qualified registered BRC auditor, Food Tech Systems have mentored and worked closely with many clients in preparing them for BRC Global Food Standards Issue 7, Storage and Distribution and Agents and Brokers standards. The experience of auditing and consultancy has allowed clients to benefit from our knowledge and experience. Food Tech Systems can undertake Gap analysis, BRC pre-audits as well as actually writing and implementing the standard for you, regardless of the size of your business.
BRC Global Food Standards
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety sets the latest benchmarks for best practice in food manufacture. It This is a standard based on food safety, quality and operational criteria which requires to be in place within a food manufacturing organisation to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection to the consumer. Ashley has a vast amount of experience at Auditing and implementing the standards within the food industry.
BRC Storage and Distribution
The BRC Storage and Distribution Standard is a leading global brand and enable companies storing, wholesaling and/or distributing food, consumer products or packaging to gain an accredited certificate. It also enables certification of a range of contracted services commonly operated by storage companies on behalf of their customers. It is designed to take account of the often diverse operations and networks making up the distribution chain.
Whether you’re an established global supplier or based in an emerging market, the Standard will ensure your customers have confidence in your production programs and supply chain management. Food Tech Systems can undertake Gap analysis, BRC pre-audits as well as actually writing and implementing the standard for you regardless of the size of your business.
BRC Agents and Brokers
Agents and brokers provide a critical link in the movement and trade of products, and influence supplier product safety and quality standards, as well as being responsible for maintaining an effective chain of traceability. Food Tech Systems can undertake Gap analysis, BRC pre-audits as well as actually writing and implementing the standard for you regardless of the size of your business.
BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials
The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is a food standard for manufacturers and suppliers of packaging used for retailer own branded products who have an obligation to implement appropriate systems and controls to ensure the suitability of their packaging for safe food and non-food use.
By law food business requires a documented Food safety management system based on Codex Alimentarius. The level of detail within the HACCP plan will depend on the standard to are trying to achieve.
We can advise, write, implement, validate and verify your HACCP system.
SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval)
SALSA has been developed specifically for buyers and smaller food processors trying to achieve this standard who need to demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities. Food Tech Systems can undertake Mentoring, Gap analysis, as well as actually writing and implementing the standard for you.
Supplier and Internal Auditing
Supplier and Internal auditing is one of those tasks that can become necessary, perhaps as a result of your accreditation standard (e.g. to the BRC Technical standard). Auditing requires preparation and a firm but fair approach. We will take the time to prepare for and audit your suppliers or systems on your behalf. You can be sure that the right questions will be asked.
Specifications today are becoming more and more sophisticated with most retailers now having online specification databases for all products being supplied to them.
Creating accurate specifications can take significant time and effort, seeking the information to achieve the level of detail required to satisfy customers.
Having accurate specifications in place that provide customers with confidence in your products is vital in achieving successful approval. We can help take this task off your hands.
Vulnerability & Supplier Management
The Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 defines food fraud as “the fraudulent and intentional substitution, dilution or addition to a product or raw material, or misrepresentation of the product or material, for the purpose of financial gain, by either increasing the apparent value of the product or by reducing the cost of its production.” Food Tech systems can help you implement this on your site.
If you are a new business and looking for help with local authority approval.
Factory Layout & Design
If you are a new business or expanding areas on your current site and need help with layout design.
Legislation as regards to labelling can be a mind field. We can take this headache away from you.
We can help you investigate any issue regarding food safety.
Hygiene monitoring and Microbiological Sampling
We can advise and undertake microbiological sampling on your behalf as well as hygiene monitoring using bio trace.