Food Safety, Regulators and Recall in the UK

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By Sarah Eykelbosch, RQA Group Principal Consultant Hear the words ‘food safety’ and the general public probably think of ‘Scores on the Doors’: Food Hygiene Ratings displayed at the entrance to restaurants and cafes following inspection by the local Environmental Health Officer; however this is only part of a larger story of food regulation in … Read more

FSMA’s Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

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

Record Recall Figures and New Emerging Risks – Product Recall Report 2023

The Latest Edition of our Annual Product Recall Report is Out Now! We’ve looked at the data published across global territories for Food, Consumer Products and Automotive, conducting our own analysis and condensed our findings into a report to show you the latest trends in recall. New Record Figures and Huge Recall Events To find … Read more

Technical & Quality Talent Crisis: Overcoming Challenges in the UK Food Manufacturing Industry

By Gill Dando – Principal Consultant The UK’s food manufacturing industry, a vital contributor to the nation’s economy, faces a significant challenge in recruiting and retaining skilled technical professionals. In this article we explore the pressing issues, root causes, and initiatives aimed at securing a prosperous future for the industry. Current state With an annual … Read more

“Avoiding the “3 Cs” 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 3Cs! As we prepare to deck the halls and fill our tables with festive … Read more

BRC Global Food Safety Issue 9 – Key Changes

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The latest BRC Global Food Safety standard issue 9 has just been published. Two core themes of the new issue are developing food safety culture and building core competencies. We work with food manufacturers across all areas of food safety and risk, with a particular focus on product recall, and so have reviewed the changes … Read more

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