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Food Safety Culture – 5 step process for meeting BRC Issue 8 requirements

Food safety culture: How are you getting on with meeting BRC issue 8 requirements? We are all well aware of the multiple issues, many involving the meat industry, that resulted in food safety and quality culture being forced up the agenda. It’s a positive step forward that food safety and quality culture is now a …

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Food Defence, VACCP, TACCP and Product Integrity – how does it all fit together?

One of the main questions I get asked at Food Defence and Product Integrity courses is “how does it all fit together?” The terminology can be confusing at the best of times! I’m not a fan of the acronyms VACCP and TACCP for a couple of reasons. Firstly, CCPs should be exclusively used to manage …

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A round up of 2018 – Adele’s Thoughts

Round up of 2018

Well that went fast, another year gone! Here’s a round-up of my thoughts on the events of 2018. Brexit – stockpiling risks At the time of writing, the Brexit carnage/turmoil/chaos (choose your preferred descriptor!) continues, with the Parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s deal being postponed. Emergency plans for a no-deal Brexit appear to be progressing …

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Product Integrity

Top tips for your product integrity risk assessments It’s now over 2½ years since Kassy and I wrote our book “Assessing Error Vulnerability for Food Integrity’ and almost 2 years since we began delivering integrity training courses for M&S, along side our own raw material vulnerability (VACCP & TACCP) courses for a wider audience (and …

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