“Avoiding the “3 C’s” at Christmas:  Festive Food Safety”

By Gill Dando – RQA Group Principal Consultant ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but nothing dampens the holiday spirit faster than a badly placed piece of alliteration in the form of a “Christmas Culinary Catastrophe”, hereon known as the dreaded 3C’s! As we prepare to deck the halls and fill our tables with festive … Read more

FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

In partnership with our product recall insurance client, Perigon, our latest article on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is available to download now. The FSMA Major Rules aim to drive the industry from a reactive to a more proactive stance on control of food safety and human health. As we proceed through the factsheet … Read more

The Good and the Bad of a Single Source Supply Chain Strategy

A Risk Based Challenge and My 10 Top Tips Gill Dando, Principal Consultant, RQA Group As an ex-technical manager, with a focus on food and product safety and regulatory matters, I have always been sure that adopting a single source supply chain strategy is a bad idea. Our RQA Group consultants’ conference this year sparked … Read more

Glen Eyre Rugby Club – Review of the Season

by Harvey Shiers, Club Captain, 2021-2022 A season of success, challenges and prestigious award A great start With another rugby season ending I thought it would be good to discuss a few outstanding moments from Glen Eyre’s successful season. The men in green started out the season in great form continuing where we left off … Read more

“Never Events: Down with Operator Error and Up with True Root Cause Analysis!”

Gill Dando, Principal Consultant, RQA Group One of the things that drew my attention when deciding to join the team at the RQA Group was a highly insightful article written by the company MD, Vince Shiers, on the ‘Never Events’ principle[1]. This principle comes from the surgical profession initially, whereby mistakes on the operating table … Read more

Consumer Product Recall Alert: Bacterial contamination in cleaning products

Bacterial contamination in cleaning products

The US CPSC issued a recall for multi-purpose cleaner earlier this month (Feb 8th 2023) due to bacterial contamination risks. Although this is just a single recall event currently, it involves 9 different SKUs and it affects not only the US (4.9 million units) but also Canada too (56 thousand units). The main bacterial contaminants … Read more

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