Auditing

Pyramid auditing can lead to 'another pointless, non-risk based audit': PTF

Pyramid auditing 'adds to manufacturers' costs'

By Michael Stones

Pyramid or cascade auditing – the practice of using third parties to conduct audits of food manufacturing premises – can result in needless expense, add to red tape and risks compromising the intellectual property (IP) of some businesses, warns the Provision...

Beat the ESOS bottleneck and a £45,000 penalty: Inenco

£45k penalty for ESOS scheme non compliance

By Michael Stones

Large food and drink manufacturing businesses that fail to complete a mandatory energy could face a penalty of £45,000 by next February, according to a recent seminar on the government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

By Freddie Dawson and Ben Bouckley

Version 6 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety could lead to more unannounced audits being forced on manufacturers, according to a third-party certification body.

BRC: Tell us if you’ve got issues with our standards

BRC: Tell us if you’ve got issues with our standards

By Elaine Watson

Too much duplication in food safety auditing is “regrettable”, but the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard was never designed to replace customer standards or audits completely, but free up supermarkets to focus on “development and brand specific...

Red Tractor

FSA probes third-party assurance schemes

By Elaine Watson

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a probe into third-party assurance schemes such as the Red Tractor and Lion Eggs standard in a bid to understand the extent to which they improve compliance with food legislation.

BRC mends its ways

BRC mends its ways

By Rick Pendrous

The BRC tightens its standards in response to Tesco's concerns

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