Visit to our colleagues in Greece

This December (2022) Leo (far left) and James (second right) held our regular team meeting with our colleagues and auditors at TUV Austria-Hellas in Athens.

It was great to meet our TUV colleagues in Greece again after a 3 year pandemic break. We were very impressed with their newly refurbished offices and it was a good opportunity to meet some new additions to the team since our last annual meeting. Thanks again for your hospitality.


STS Standards

From June 2022 Micron2 has taken over the exclusive function of auditing against the UKAS-accredited suite of STS Food Safety Standards. We have been in discussions since earlier this year to enable the smooth transition of this business from the previous provider, STS-Solutions Ltd.

Much of this function concerns the supply of foods to vulnerable groups so food safety is essential and while the STS Standards share many common aims with the BRCGS Standards, which we also provide, there are certain aspects, such as the special requirements for the control of Listeria monocytogenes that make the STS Standards unique.

Please contact us if you require any information about STS Standards and note that copies of the Standards are freely available to non-members in our Member Area (see menu for STS Standards at the top of this site).


Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard (Issue 3)

Micron2 are able to offer to carry out audits against the BRGS Standard. The following is a quote from the BRCGS website on the subject:

BRGCS’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) uses a scientifically proven, risk-based management systems approach for effectively controlling gluten and gluten cross-contamination from incoming ingredients to the final product. It goes further than simply carrying out end-product testing and can easily be combined with a Food Safety audit. It is recognised by leading coeliac organisations around the world covering Europe, the USA, Canada and Mexico, meaning that sites that are BRCGS certified are also able to include these trusted marks on their products.

The Program is recognized by consumer celiac/coeliac societies, Brands may communicate these endorsements to consumers by using the accepted certification trademarks on product packaging and marketing collaterals. Products displaying a GFCP trademark have been manufactured in a facility which successfully undergoes a robust, non-biased, annual third-party audit.”

We can audit you for this Standard either in conjunction with a BRCGS audit or as a “stand-alone” audit.

Please contact is for details.


A Tree Planted for every on-site BRCGS audit.

We are delighted to announce that we are now an accredited member of the Good Business Charter which means we are committed to the 10 Components of that scheme. In support of our commitment to environmental responsibility we will now be arranging for a tree to be planted for every audit carried out in the UK where we have had to travel to site.

The 10 Components of the scheme are
1. Living Wage
2. Fair Hours
3. Employee Wellbeing
4. Employee Representation
5. Diversity & Inclusion
6. Environmental Responsibility
7. Pay Fair Tax
8. Commitment to Customers
9. Ethical Sourcing
10. Prompt Payment

More details about the scheme can be found here: https://www.goodbusinesscharter.com/