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M&S Product Integrity:

Understand the concepts and principles of product integrity

The M&S Product Integrity course is aimed at suppliers who have just started their journey or want to revisit the fundamentals. Delegates will be taken through the new M&S ‘Protecting the Brand’ Integrity Manufacturing Standard, and given an understanding of how the requirements can be met, including practical methodology, which could be used to carry out the required risk assessments.  Each course delegate will receive two text books “Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence” and “Assessing Error Vulnerability for Food Integrity

Please note, this course is for M&S Suppliers only.  Every delegate/company site will be validated by M&S before the booking can be confirmed.

Course content:

The outcomes and requirements of the M&S ‘Protecting the Brand’ Integrity Standard

Identifying claims and ‘at risk’ raw materials

Practical methodology for carrying out a product integrity assessment

Assess potential threats in the supply chain that could compromise integrity

Assess potential errors in the factory box that could compromise integrity

How to ensure your assessment is robust

Updates to the course from April 2019

  • Greater focus on justifying and demonstrating your approach
  • Questions to consider when establishing integrity controls
  • Ideas for Performance Indicators
  • Self-governance evidence for integrity verification
  • Spreading the message & integrity mindset


Two days

Aimed at:

Technical Managers, Quality Assurance Managers, Production Managers, NPD Managers and Procurement/Purchasing Managers who work on the M&S account.

Assessment method:

No assessment, certificate of attendance

Certificated by:

Adele Adams Associates Ltd & Techni-K Ltd

Course options:

  • Open course: individual places available at a regional venue
  • In-house course at your site for up to 12 delegates

See what customers say about our Product Integrity course

Very useful course

Muller Logo

The vulnerability assessment & decision tree and exercises were helpful.  Very useful course07

Sofia Mauromati
Muller Milk & Ingredients
Course Attended:M&S Product Integrity - Getting Started

Will help prepare sites for audit

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The course will help prepare sites for audit and improve overall knowledge regarding integrity.  The group exercises and worked examples were helpful and also good to focus on the dairy industry [course held at Muller]

Really enjoyed the course, thank you!

Amy Chandler
Marks & Spencer
Course Attended:M&S Product Integrity - Getting Started

Will help improve existing systems

Westmill logo

Both days improved my knowledge and understanding of M&S COP and wider integrity subject

The extra knowledge will help improve existing systems.  Great course and participation from the group.

Michael Waine
Course Attended:M&S Product Integrity: Getting Started.

Excellent blend of tuition, notes & discussion

CSM Bakery Solutions logo

I particularly enjoyed the interactive sessions.

R. Wright
Course Attended:M&S Product Integrity - Getting Started

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