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 requirements of FSMA. The requirements of FSMA are largely focussed upon preventive principles.
The AVM produced by the BRC can be added to an Issue 7 BRC Food Safety audit and it is anticipated that this will help greatly with companies’ recognition by the FDA.
Once again James and I did the Drayton 10k run on Sunday May the 8th. It is reckoned to be the the best in the UK and this year had 2500+ entrants.
Anyway it was seriously hot but we both got round OK. This is how we looked afterwards!
There is currently a move in the UK to ensure that “may contain” precautionary labelling is used only where there is a real risk of cross contamination based on risk assessments carried out by manufacturers. The Food and Drink Federation has responded by stating that “precautionary labelling should only be used where there is a real and demonstrable risk of cross contamination of an allergen”. Evidently consumers are confused and there has been a tendency for brand owners to use this too readily as a safety net when there is no real risk of cross contamination.
In January 2016 we were informed by the BRC that a fake BRC Certificate and report bearing our name (Micron2) was in circulation for the company YANTAI SHUNE FOOD CO. LTD of Shandong, China.
Please be informed that this company is not one of our clients and we have never audited this factory.
With Issue 7 of the BRC Food Standard we have a voluntary module for those manufacturers who are also trading in factored goods aka “Traded Goods” that they but in and sell on along with the goods they produce. This is a change from Issue 6 when factored goods had to be excluded from the audit.
It was agreed when this was published that certification bodies would have to add this module to their accredited scope and we are delighted to say that we, Micron2 are now accredited by UKAS to audit this extra module along with a BRC Food Safety audit.
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