With the media reporting new food scandals and scares on a regular basis, the issue of food safety is front of mind for consumers, retailers and all those in the food supply chain.
Consumers want the reassurance that the food they place on the table is safe for their families to consume while manufacturers want to ensure they retain their good reputation and share price.
Industry recognised standards such as BRC are important when an organisation wants to demonstrate its commitment to food safety. Using LRQA food assessment services can help your organisation meet its food safety and quality objectives. We are one of a handful of organisations with UKAS accreditation to offer assessment to:
Interested? For more information call us on 0800 783 2179 quoting 'feast'.
Why choose LRQA?
Combined visits: We can combine your BRC visits with your ISO 9001 surveillance visits where practical so helping minimise disruption for your business allowing you to get on with the day job.
Going Global: Even if you are a start-up, and currently only provide products within the UK market, who knows what the future holds? LRQA can support you now and in the future. Opportunities for export, to forge alliances with overseas based trading partners or even setting up offices in new international markets could benefit from you partnering with a certification body that has a globally recognised brand and can deliver a consistent service internationally.
Food and retail experience: You need to be sure that your certification body has assessors with relevant experience to add value by making appropriate recommendations to improve your business. Our food assessors have the experience and knowledge to give you a fair, robust assessment. Our technical specialists sit on the board for the Foundation for Food Safety and the ISO technical committees, so we know what we are talking about.
Recognition: A good name goes a long way. LRQA is a recognised brand in the marketplace giving assurance to your stakeholders that you mean business. Choose a body whose name is well recognised with the people that you want to work with.
Ease of communication: Need answers to a technical query? Need to check when your next visit date is? Want to discuss changing the scope of approval or exploring certification to a new standard? You need to be assured that you can get hold of the right person at the end of the ‘phone to answer your queries quickly.
And just remember, you are not tied to your certification body. If it isn’t working for you, then look at transferring your business. LRQA can offer you a free, no-obligation review of your needs and should you choose to make the move, we can make it as smooth as possible.