Our Services - Meeting Your Needs
TQS Food Assurance
We specialise in advising & assisting UK & overseas food businesses in meeting the Food Safety, Hygiene and Quality Assurance expectations of local, legislative and customer requirements. We've assisted many food businesses in gaining BRC Certification to the Global Standard for Food & the International Food Standard (IFS).
Both standards are internationally recognised and key pre-requisites for supplying any of the major UK or EU food retailers. The standards are also the benchmark increasingly used by food processors in sourcing raw materials for their own food manufacturing operations.
Retailer Technical Standards and Codes of Practice can also present specific challenges which our team of technologists has extensive experience of meeting. <<more info>>
A* TQS Training
Key to the successful implementation of any Food Safety Management system is a workforce trained in Food Safety, commensurate with their work activities, a solid understanding of Allergens & control methods together with the application of HACCP principles.
TQS Food Consulting is a registered training centre for Food Safety, HACCP and Allergen Control with The Royal Society for Public Health and working in association with associated (registered) trainers, we are also able to offer training for all the BRC Global Standards as well as bespoke training solutions to meet your own specific requirements.
Andrew Skinner has, in recent years, also regularly lectured in HACCP Assessment for Enforcement Officers across the UK. <<more info>>
TQS Spec Tecs
A significant component of the critical path for product launch into any major food retailer is the generation of comprehensive and detailed product specifications. Often covering numerous pages, which requires an extensive amount of detailed information relating to raw material provenance.
Since 2017, you not only have HACCP to think about but also TACCP & VACCP considerations as well. With a number of dedicated technicians, each with 20 to 30 years' experience, TQS-Spec-Tecs provide, a dedicated technical specification writing & support service to retailers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, agents and brokers across all major retail formats and product categories. <<more info>>
TQS FICR Label Check
On 13th December 2014 you became legally responsible for the accuracy of your Food Labels.
Covering more than sixty pages of detailed and complex requirements, The Food Information for Consumers Regulations can often be a minefield to navigate, whether you are a Producer, Retailer or Enforcer.
The TQS FICRCheck label compliance checking service is a simple case of 'logging on, loading up and leaving the rest to us'.
You are just a few mouse clicks away from peace of mind in legal compliance of your food and drink labels.
To access the FICRCheckTM service, simply <<click here>>
"...... I like his style and method"
'We found [Andrew's] visit very constructive, and enlightening...... He has some good ideas, and suggestions...... It's amazing what a fresh pair of eyes see. I like his style and method, I am adding him to my QC resource.'
Stephen's Fresh Foods - Client