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Bowtie risk assessment

Bowtie: A revolutionary risk management tool to boost food safety culture?

​Bowtie is a simple visual tool that makes communicating risk easy – helping you improve food safety culture and identify barriers for allergen management.

5 key considerations to create products consumers will love

5 key considerations to create products consumers will love

With food and drink innovation happening at a faster pace than ever before, consumer choice has never been greater. How can you continue to capture the consumer’s attention and ensure your product’s success?

HACCP – refresher, live online tutor-led training course

HACCP – refresher, live online tutor-led training course – 8-9 Sept

​Do you need a refresher to get up to speed on the new Codex guidance? This course will provide previously trained participants with an update on developments and an opportunity to discuss HACCP issues with an experienced HACCP specialist.

What are the benefits of applying Industry 4.0?

What are the benefits of applying Industry 4.0?

Meeting consumers’ demands is no easy task. Our research shows that applying Industry 4.0 can enable food companies to promptly respond to changes and predict actual consumer demand. 

Contamination issues: Which foods are prone to which pathogens? And why?

Contamination issues: Which foods are prone to which pathogens? And why?

Dr Roy Betts details the microorganisms present in specific food categories (including meats, ready meals and dairy products) to help you understand the potential root causes of contamination. Read blog

Upcoming course: Biscuit Products Modules

Upcoming course: Biscuit Products Modules – 7-9 Sept

Get an in-depth understanding of the key ingredients and processes that transform raw materials into a dough matrix. The course may help you extend shelf-life while reducing wastage and quality issues.

COVID-19 information and services

Fit to fly testing

Fit to Fly testing

We offer PCR testing that is highly accurate and sensitive to early detection of SARS-Cov-2. PCR testing detects lower levels of virus than other available methods.

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

In response to the current pandemic, we are developing methods to help the food industry control and detect SARS-CoV-2.

New swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

These swab tests allow us to check for the virus on your premises. Allowing you to check your cleaning regimes are effective or as a way to reassure your workforce.

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Our food management systems specialists provide a checklist of actions and tips to help guard your factory from SARS-CoV-2.

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