A Very early BRC Certificate

Thanks to this very long-standing client for reminding us how long we have been doing audits against what is now the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

This was of course even before anyone was accredited. We were among the first group of companies to be accredited by UKAS when all those CBs involved were accredited on the same day in 2000.

Well done to Pittas Foods also, for maintaining their certification for all this time.


Escape after 30 Years working together!

Actually we didn’t escape. This team has just failed to get out of an Escape Room based on a lab!

Lisa, Eve and Ron in the Escape Room

It was great fun and frustrating that we didn’t escape within the hour and save the world from a deadly virus.

This was all about celebrating a working relationship that has lasted 30 years – so far.

In fact Lisa and Ron began working together in 1988 for what was then Michael Ranken Services, later Micron Laboratories, then Micron2. Lisa is manager of our Consultancy business looking after clients like SPAR, Country Range, The National Trust, Caterforce, Bonta Italia, Conserve Italia and so on. She started all those years ago in the original food lab in Luton. So many of our clients pay tribute to her and her team. It has been an amazing time with so many changes but this company would not be what it is without Lisa’s dedication and hard work. Who knew then that we would still be working together and where did those 30 years go??

So we had a great weekend in York to celebrate. They did let us out eventually and we
had an excellent meal in the evening with Lisa, her husband Dave and their lovely children Harry and Amy.


Nicola Robinson – 10 Years with Micron2

This month we thank Nicola Robinson for 10 years service with Micron2.

Nicola, here with James, is the latest in a long line of folk who have stayed with us over the years. I guess we must be doing something right and it all adds so much strength to the service that we offer when clients know well who they are dealing with.

Thanks again Nicola.


9 Certificates in a row

With space for a tenth….
I was delighted to be at Cany Products in France on 8th & 9th June to witness one of our auditors carrying out an audit for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. It was lovely to to see their history with Micron2 proudly displayed in this way.

Ron Kill


Increase in BRC Registration Fee

You might want a coffee while you read this one. The BRC have informed us that from October 1st 2017 the audit registration fee goes from £215 to £300. This is a charge that all Certification Bodies have to collect on behalf of the BRC so is part of our invoice to you for any BRC audit that we carry out. Thus for Micron2 it applies to the Food Safety, Storage & Distribution and Agents & Brokers Standards.

The BRC have stated that increase is to maintain their position as the premium GFSI scheme and so that innovations can be funded.

All our audit quotes for audits carried out after that date will be to the new rate, I am sorry to say, but this is a charge that we have to pass on.

Ron Kill 06/04/17