Micron2/STS Codes of Practice and Technical Standards Issue 11

Today, 1st December 2023, we are publishing new versions of the Codes of Practice for Food Manufacturers and Storage & Distribution Companies. These have been completely revised and are available to the public as downloads here in the MEMBER AREA.

Also in the MEMBER AREA are guides to the changes from Issue 10 of both Standards.

The new Standards will take effect from 1st June 2024 and in the coming months we will be offering training to auditors and clients in the changes.


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.


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/