Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points

Risk-based controls come to the fore

Online inspection spotlight

Risk-based controls come to the fore

By Rick Pendrous

Bakery and confectionery sectors in the US are moving from traditional hazard analysis critical control point food safety controls to those based on risk-based preventative controls, says Neil Giles, marketing communications manager for product inspection...

Potato firm fined £3,000 for food safety offences

Potato firm fined £3,000 for pest control failures

By Matt Atherton

Potato processing firm Glenview Foods was fined £3,000 on November 9, after pleading guilty to six food safety offences last week, including failing to properly clean its facility and conduct pest control.

Knox: ‘We have an ambition to get to 20M learners by 2020’


E-learning now a ‘mainstream’ training approach

By Noli Dinkovski

E-learning courses have now gone “mainstream” as they offer a low-cost and flexible alternative to traditional training methods, a leading provider has claimed.

WRBM's Charles Reed (l) with Virtual College chairman Bob Gomersall

WRBM in training tie-up with online provider Virtual College

By Noli Dinkovski

Food industry training has received a boost after William Reed Business Media (WRBM), publisher of FoodManufacture.co.uk, announced the launch of a new training body in partnership with online provider Virtual College.

Food safety management will be reviewed by the European Commission

Food safety management changes could be afoot

By Rick Pendrous

Changes could be on the cards for the way in which food safety is managed within food businesses, following proposals by the European Commission to review the EU’s hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) procedures.

Tesco helped craft the revised standard

Malicious tampering standard revised

By Rod Addy

Tesco, Sainsbury and Heineken UK were among those involved in revising the industry standard that safeguards food and drink against malicious tampering from terrorists and other criminals.

More than 200 staff members ensure product safety

Low food risk from Cook’s high-labour model

By Nicholas Robinson

Handmade ready meal firm Cook claims more human hands in the manufacturing process does not increase the risk to food hygiene standards or decrease overall operational efficiency.

Well trained? Too many small food manufacturers go through the motions of staff training in food hygiene in order to prove due diligence, claimed Alchemy Systems

Food safety training too often a ‘tick box’ exercise

By Rick Pendrous

Too many small food manufacturers merely go through the motions of training their staff in food hygiene in order to prove due diligence to their customers and the regulatory authorities, a leading training provider has claimed.

Live rodents were spotted at Tesco's Bedford Street Covent Garden store. Picture copyright Westminster City Council.

Tesco apologises for ‘supermouse’ incident

By Rod Addy

The successful prosecution of Tesco for food safety violations at its Covent Garden Tesco Metro store has snowballed into a PR nightmare for the retailer in what has been dubbed the ‘supermouse’ incident.

Precision testing of foods and traceability throughout the supply chain are key themes of the Food Safety conference. For details of our early bird ticket offer, telephone Ellie Ray on 01293 610279 or email ellie.ray@wrbm.com

Food safety conference highlights precision testing

By Mike Stones

Putting precision testing and traceability firmly in the context of food safety are two key themes of Food Manufacture’s one-day Food Safety conference, suggested by its chairman Professor Colin Dennis.

The food factory of the future is likely to employ fewer people

'Keep the factory safe: take the people out'

By Rick Pendrous

Food factories of the future should keep people away from the manufacturing environment to reduce the risk of contamination by pathogen transfer by humans, according to a leading hygiene expert.


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