Quality Management

Allergen Management

The food industry must respond to the growing public concerns about food allergens. Understanding allergens can also avoid costly product recalls. Our consultation will help you to identify and manage allergen risks in all parts of your business, from supply chain to finished product labelling;

  • Identify allergens in ingredients
  • Identify allergens in products
  • Identify allergens in products
  • Design formulations to reduce allergens
  • Reduce contamination risks in process areas
  • Reduce contamination in storage areas
  • Choose appropriate cleaning materials and procedures
  • Declare allergens correctly on finished product label
  • Use the latest Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling (VITAL) procedures (Allergen Bureau).
Food Safety Programmes Implementation

Whether you need a Food Control Plan (FCP), Food Safety Programme (FSP), or a Risk Management Plan (RMP), Assure-IP will help you in the implementation of programmes. We will also help you in the development as well as with on-going maintenance, to keep the programme up to date. We will also provide food safety training sessions for your staff;

  • Development & Maintenance of HACCP based food safety systems
  • Food Control Plans, Food Safety Programmes, Risk Management Plans
  • Internal audits; Supplier audits
  • Integration of food safety, environmental and quality systems
  • Food Safety Training
Food Standard Compliance

Food products offered for sale in United Kingdom and EU must comply with the Code from Food Standards Agency and DEFRA. This applies to products made in UK and EU, as well as to imported products. There are also some Standards that only apply in United Kingdom. HalalAssure IP will advise clients on all these standards, as well as on overseas food legislation for export products;

  • Advice on and interpretation of the Standards
  • Assistance with submissions to amend the Code
  • Assistance with Hygiene Standards
  • Assistance with environmental requirements
  • Interpretation of the Fair Trading Act
  • Advice on the Animal Products Act
Microbiological Control

Microbiology is the key to making food that does not pose a public health risk and . Assure-IP will help you to identify which organisms are of concern in your products, and how to control them;

  • Identify potential microbiological issues
  • Design formulations, processes and equipment to control risks
  • Choose appropriate cleaning materials and procedures
  • Troubleshoot microbiological problems
  • Set up sampling and testing programmes, assist with challenge testing
  • Interpretation of test results
QMS Documentation

Whether you are a food manufacturer or a food service business, supermarkets and consumers demand constant quality from you. The way to achieve this is with a robust Quality System, with accurate and reliable documentation and reporting. Assure-IP will play vital role to establish documentation for your businesses;

  • Design of a Quality System that fits your operation
  • Custom design, ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO17025
  • Assistance with CODEX Alimentarius Commission, SLASA & BRC (British Retail Consortium Standards)
  • Complaints investigation and response
  • Recall procedures: design, test, implement
  • Traceability establishment
  • EU Compliance
  • UAE Compliance etc.
Shelf Life Extension

It is often an advantage to have a product with a best before or use by date that is further away in the future, provided that the quality of the product is not compromised! Assure-IP can help you to investigate the extension of the shelf life of your product;

  • Investigate alternative ingredients
  • Investigate alternative processing
  • Investigate alternative packaging
  • Investigate packing conditions, including Modified Atmosphere
  • Set up shelf life test protocols
  • Advise on sensory taste panels and evaluation