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Supplier Management – Following on from Horsegate

There were many horse jokes and puns, but for those retailers and restaurants being grilled about their supply chains and having to issue apologies over the ‘horse meat’ scandal, it was no laughing matter. There have been many instances of fraud and it seems that retailers were unaware of what they were being supplied with. …

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HABC Qualified …

Karen Czarnota is now registered to provide HABC approved training programs leading to the following HABC qualifications: Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection Skills (Tutor) HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (QCF) (Tutor) HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) (Tutor) HABC Level 3 Award in Food …

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Training Centre update

I have been researching who to become registered with as a training centre for food safety / food hygiene and HACCP having given it much thought and done some research over the Summer. Some of the certification bodies I looked at online did not seem particularly user friendly and I thought I needed to put aside …

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Root Cause Analysis

Jul, 13, 2012 Karen Czarnota BRC6, News 0

Root cause analysis is a new area of the BRC6 Standard for Food Safety. Clause 3.7.1 requires the “identification of the root cause of the non-conformity and implementation of any necessary action.” Root cause is the underlying cause of a problem, if successfully addressed it will prevent a recurrence of that problem. Corrective action (sometimes …

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Challenging areas of the BRC standard for Food Safety

These areas of the BRC standard for Food Safety have been found to be challenging for some food businesses Control of allergens, Assessment of new developments in food safety, Validation and verification of prerequisites, Validation and verification of cleaning and disinfection – includes the new requirement for Cleaning-in–place systems, Traceability, High Care and High Risk areas …

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