Accreditation sector - food

Sector

Food Safety

Helping ensure food and water is safe to consume and produced in a quality environment and delivered to environmental and animal welfare standards

From farm to plate, whether brought in a shop or eaten at a restaurant, there is an expectation food is safe to consume and water to drink. This is underpinned by myriad regulations, codes and schemes some of which are required by law, others are voluntary. All of which intend to give consumers confidence that they are protected from sub-standard or unsafe practices and poor quality or inaccurately labelled products.

To deliver this confidence requires a battery of tests, measurements and certificated processes – whether on water, soil, plants or further up the production chain in the abattoir or dairy or the food processing unit. Trust is also generated through accredited quality assurance schemes covering farm, producers and retailers.

 

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