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The value of BRC food safety certification

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety certification proves your level of competence in HACCP, Quality Management Systems, Factory Environmental Standards, Product Control, Process Control and Personnel, while demonstrating your commitment to consumer safety and stakeholder relations.

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Seafood Services from Lloyd’s Register

The role of assurance in the quest for seafood safety and sustainability has never been clearer; robust assurance is the common thread that links the challenges facing organisations today and helps build a sustainable future for us all

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Case Studies

Can blockchain help rebuild consumer trust in the food industry?

For the food supply chain, the big challenge today is how to restore trust when so many people are involved with differing ethical and regulatory approaches in so many places.

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Collaborative Case Study Across Global Food Supply Chain

MARS was joined by some of the most important players in the food supply chain including Wrigley, a subsidiary of MARS, and Cargill one of the largest suppliers of raw materials to some of the world's best known brands. In addition to LRQA, who supply independent third party assessment and certification to MARS, Wrigley and Cargill.

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Lotus Bakeries

In this video case study, two of Lotus Bakeries (Belgium) food safety experts talk about the benefits of a robust food safety management system. They also talk about the technical expertise of Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and the value of 3rd party certification.

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White Papers

Meeting the requirements of FSVP

Major food safety standards and schemes at a glance

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Independent Food Safety Assurance from LRQA

With a deadline of 30 May 2017 fast approaching, many US food safety importers have less than a month to comply with the US FDA new rule "Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)".

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FSSC 22000 v4.1 – New additional requirements

The FSSC Foundation has announced 13 additional requirements to be included in FSSC 22000 version 4.1 audits, as of 31 January 2019.

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FSSC 22000 Certification (version 4 revisions)

In December 2016, FSSC 22000 launched version 4 of its international food safety management system certification scheme following a 14-month consultation process with industry, certification bodies, accreditation bodies, training organisations and governments. Download this datasheet to understand what has changed and the implications these changes will bring to your certification and implementation of this scheme in your operations.

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SMETA Audits - Responsible sourcing and supply chain management

This datasheet will help you understand what SMETA is and the pillars audit technique; a SMETA 2-pillars audit covers labour standards and health and safety. Environmental and business ethics elements are added for the more comprehensive 4-pillars audit.

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An internationally recognized structured operating method that helps organizations in the food and beverage industry to identify their food safety risks, prevent food safety hazards and address legal compliance.

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ISO 22000

A global food safety management system standard for the whole food supply chain, from growers and producers to processors and packaging, transport and point of sale.>

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Recorded Webinar: FSSC 22000 version 4

Understand changes to FSSC 22000 and implications for implementation and certification.

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Recorded Webinar: Food Safety from Farm to Fork

Overview | Challenges | Trends | Best Practices

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Fact Sheets

FSMA Fact Sheet

Do you export food or animal feed to the USA? Find out what the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means for you; what is it, its major elements and LRQA independent assessment and training services.

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Disruptive Technology

Why it matters in driving food safety and sustainability

With the population set to reach 8.5bn by 2030, food organisations worldwide are exploring new technologies and methods to ensure safe and sustainable supply chains.

To meet changing client requirements, Lloyd’s Register (LR) is at the forefront of not only embracing new technologies to blend conventional assessment with digital monitoring and audit solutions that will enable the delivery of real-time assurance and insight, but also researching alternative food sources to feed the expanding population.

In this interview, Vincent Doumeizel, LR’s Vice President Food & Beverage spoke about some of the new technologies and approaches that are disrupting traditional ways of thinking and operating within the food sector and bringing about positive change.

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SMETA 4 Pillars the audit process

SMETA 4-pillars is a common audit format which places equal emphasis on 4 key areas ...


Food Safety

LRQA has extensive experience of the food industry, find out how we can help.