We are Micron2, a business with long experience and heritage operating in the world of food auditing and certification, product specifications and labels, product sampling, quality systems and training. Though we are firmly anchored to the UK we have a long reach with auditors based around the world. We are always available for a discussion, informal or otherwise to help you through the audit process or any of our services.
Now in its 7th version, the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (aka the BRC Food Standard) remains the most recognised international standard for food operations in all sectors. It was the first of its kind and is still sometimes referred to simply as the “BRC Standard”.
BRC S&D Standard Issue 2 was published in September 2010 so has been with us for quite a while now. It has grown in importance since and a new version is due in 2016. As part of our service of BRC audits we would be happy to discuss an audit by one of our experienced team of auditors.
Issue 3 will be with us in the summer of 2016.
This recent addition to the suite of BRC Global Standards was published in January 2014. It fills a gap in the current Standards suite and enables this vital sector of the industry to achieve certification against a globally recognised Standard. We are now offering accredited audits against this new Standard.
At Micron2 we have supplied tailored supplier audits for retailers and purchasing groups since we began. We have food (and non-food) safety documents that we can audit against for you or we can work with you on your own supplier requirements as a basis for audit.
This is a major part of the services we provide. We have an experienced team for labelling legislation and creating and approving final product specifications. We can assist with well-known online customer spec portals or help with your internal systems. We also have test kitchen facilities for routine product assessment.
We have a BRC Approved Training Provider in our team and can offer a range of official BRC Courses. We can also offer some in-house courses in HACCP and Internal Audit and for all courses we can hold training sessions in our training room at Betton Mill, or we can come to your site for training of numbers of your staff.
James has been with the company since 2003. He looks after all the administration of auditing work in terms of contract review and deadlines for corrective actions and report completion.
Ron has been in the food industry since 1974. In 1990 with Michael Ranken he formed Micron Laboratories, which became Micron2 in 2001. As well as developing the business he spends time witnessing our auditors around the world.
Audit & Technical Manager
David has been with Micron2 since 1997. Previously he was a Principle Environmental Health Officer. He is in charge of all matters concerning our accreditation, our quality systems, managing our audit team and auditor competence.
From 1988 Lisa spent many years working and managing our UKAS-accredited laboratories gaining experience of chemical and microbiological analyses and tasting work, eventually becoming Lab Manager. Now she manages our team working with our major clients in retail and food service advising on specifications, labels and other legal requirements.
We have just carried out our first audit in China against the BRC Global Standard for Agents & Brokers! This Standard continues to grow in importance and we will now be able to offer audits in China, Italy, North America…
The new issue of the BRC Storage & Distribution Standard is now with us. Published on the 1st August it will take effect from 1st February 2017. The changes are relatively few compared to other years and other standards. Of…
The BRC have published their additional voluntary module (AVM) for the USA’s Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). Any company manufacturing in the USA or exporting to the USA will need to establish for the FDA that they can meet the…
This was our 1st Audit with Micron2 and our 1st Audit to Issue 7, we were very impressed by all stages of the process from Pre- audit to the actual Audit and the post audit. Ray McMahon was an excellent auditor, a gentleman to work with.
What a professional service we experienced with Micron in March, Ray McMahon was very thorough and extremely helpful.