BRC Audit Team June Meeting

We had an excellent meeting with all our food safety auditors, including our UK BRC auditors and the rest of the BRC Certification team this month. This one was held at Fordhall Farm in Market Drayton, our local, famous organic farm. They provided all the food which was lovely of course.


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