BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000 and SQF Consultant and Certification in Vietnam for Food Safety Management meet to EU/ UK market

💢 BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000 and SQF Consultant and Certification in Vietnam for Food Safety Management meet to EU/ UK market

Food safety: Traceability, hygiene and controlFood safety is a key issue in EU/ UK food legislation. The General Food Lawisthe EU/ UK legislative framework regulation for this subject. Food products must be traceable throughout the entire supply chain to guarantee food safety,to allow appropriateaction in cases of unsafe food and to limit risks of contamination. An important aspect to control food safety hazards is defining critical control points (HACCP) by implementing food management principles(see Common requirements). Subjecting food products to official controls is another important aspect. Products that are not considered safe will be denied access to the EU/ UK.

Avoid contamination to ensure food safetyContaminants are substances that may be present as a result of the various stages of growing, processing, packaging, transport or storage. Threshold limits for several contaminantsforceto avoid negative impact on the quality of food and risks to human health. The different forms of contamination are:
a) Pesticides: The presence of pesticides is the most common reason for border authorities to reject CTC. Tea, in particular green tea, is often refused for this reason. Be aware that products containing more pesticides than allowed will be withdrawn from the EU market.
b) Mycotoxic: Moulds and fungi are anotherimportant reason for many border rejections. For roasted coffee beans and ground roasted coffee the maximum level of Ochratoxin A (OTA) is set at 5 μg/kg. There are no specific limits for green coffee beans as they are not consumed as such.
c) Poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) -can result from cocoa beans coming into direct contact with smoke, for example during artificial drying using badly designed or poorly maintained driers. The limit forbenzo(a)pyrene  is 5.0 μg/kg of fat and 35 μg/kg for the total sum of PAHs. The limit for the latter will become stricter (30 μg/kg) as per 1 April 2015.
d) Salmonella: is a very serious form of contamination and occurs occasionally as a result of incorrect harvesting and drying techniques. Cocoa and coffee beans are considered low-risk commodities. Tea, especially herbal and rooibos tea, is most prone to contamination. In the current EU legislationno microbiological criteria for CTC have been set. Food safety authorities however can withdraw imported food products from the market or prevent them from entering the EU when Salmonella is found present. Irradiation is a way to combat microbiological contamination but this is not allowed by EU legislationfor CTC.
e) Foreign matter: Contamination by foreign matter like plastic and insects are a threat when food safety procedures are not carefully followed.

Food Safety certification and Consultant Scheme conducted by VINTECOM International as a guaranteeAs food safety is a top priority in all EU food sectors, you can expect many players to request extra guaranteesfrom you, such as certifications. Many EU buyers (e.g. traders, food processors, retailers) require the implementation of a (HACCP-based) food safety management system. The most important food safety management systemsin the EU are BRC, IFS, FSSC22000and SQF, which are mainly relevant for processors (not so much for farmers or traders).Different buyers may have different preferences for a certain management system, so before considering certification forone of these standards, it is advised to check which one is preferred (e.g. UK British retailers often require BRC and IFS is more commonly required on the mainland). All the mentioned management systems are recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which means that any of them should be accepted by several major retailers. However, in practice some buyers still have preferences for one specific management system.

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