With food safety becoming an increasingly important and highly regulated aspect of business, companies are looking to international supplier of quality management and food safety management systems, TCI Systems, for guidance.
Bideford, Devon -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/24/2012 -- Food safety is critical to the ongoing protection of brands and consumers. An incident, no matter how minor, can be devastating for any food-related organization. The cost of a food safety recall is typically millions of dollars and can result in the downfall of a business. To minimize this risk, companies are required by law to have the proper food safety and food quality procedures, and the certification to prove it.
From the ISO 22000 certification to the 9001, food safety and quality regulations are continuously changing and becoming more stringent, and companies cannot afford to get it wrong if and when they do try to get food safety certification. That’s where TCI Systems comes in.
A leading international supplier of quality management and food safety management systems, TCI Systems provides everything a company needs to achieve the food safety certification they require.
With over 20 years’ experience in food safety and quality management, its experts work hand-in-hand with companies to determine which of the products is most suited to the organization and then guide them through the implementation.
TCI Systems spokesperson Carl Barton said there are many different types of food safety certification, and it is important for companies to ensure they have the right one and implement it correctly.
“Getting certified means that the business or establishment meets strict standardization requirements, and the products manufactured by the company are safe for public use or consumption. This means consumers, distributors, producers and the authorities can have confidence in the food and the brand behind it,” Mr Barton added.
“For example, by having the ISO certification, whether it is ISO 22000 or ISO 9001 certification, people know there are food safety or quality management work processes in place.”
TCI Systems’ packages have been specifically written to provide a systematic approach to gaining certification. For each certification, TCI Systems provides a certification package, workbooks, training, templates and manuals. The premium packages include unlimited email support throughout the whole certification process, meaning a company has its very own expert on call for a fraction of the price of an onsite consultant.
The ISO provides standardization certificates to almost every type of industry. The ISO 22000 deals with food safety and provides the specific requirements for food safety management. It establishes a food safety policy with measurable objectives; increases the management responsibilities for the food safety team leader; and implements a management review process of the food safety management system. It includes system management, prerequisite programs, HACCP principles, and interactive communication.
Fully compatible with the ISO 22000, ISO 9001 certification addresses a quality management system. Its requirements define the criteria for the quality system audit.
In addition providing full support for the ISO certifications, TCI Systems has recently launched its Issue 6 compliant BRC Food Safety package for food manufacturers. This comprehensive package includes extensive templates of food safety management system documents, an implementation workbook, training presentations, HACCP guidance and expert support until certification is achieved.
“Many UK, North American and European retailers and brand owners will only consider business with suppliers who have gained certification to the appropriate BRC Global Standard,” said Mr Barton.
TCI Systems also provides a comprehensive package for the SQF Code Certification, a HACCP-based supplier assurance code for the food industry.
“The SQF Code ensures that products have passed rigorous food safety standards and helps assess risk, while limiting food safety incidents and recall. As a result, products produced and manufactured under the SQF Code certification have a wide acceptance in the local and global market,” Mr Barton continued.
“We are committed to helping companies achieve the most appropriate certification for their business, which is why our systems are compliant with the recently updated BRC Issue 6 and SQF Code edition 7.”
Companies can visit the TCI Systems website at http://tcisys.com for comprehensive information on the standards as well as guidance on how to implement them.
About TCI Systems
TCI Systems is an international supplier of quality management and food safety management systems. With more than 20 years’ experience, its experts have helped companies and organizations worldwide achieve the certification of their choice.
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