Currently, food safety is an essential requirement in the agri-food industry, both for the companies that develop their activities in this area, as well as for the final consumer. Compliance with legal requirements and the adoption of international standards ensure safe foods and provide companies with the guarantee they need to maintain themselves in an increasingly competitive market.
Consumers and intermediate clients are beginning to prefer certified companies that are recognized as having the capacity to guarantee quality and safety, giving priority to their products.
EC Legislation requires companies in the agri-food industry to implement a system based on the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles. The HACCP System is a systemic preventive approach that identifies, evaluates and controls dangers throughout the food chain, in order to ensure food safety.
Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 852/2004, in force since 1 January, 2006, requires all companies in the food sector to implement HACCP Systems in accordance with the General Principles of Food Hygiene as described in the Codex Alimentarius, and other applicable legislation.
BIOQUAL supports companies in the implementation and maintenance of HACCP Systems, providing tailor made solutions for each client, through the systematic analysis of food safety, from the delivery of raw materials to the final product’s usage.
The services BIOQUAL provides in this area are:
- HACCP Systems - Codex Alimentarius
- NP EN ISO 22000: 2005 – Food Safety Management System
- Traceability System
- BRC - British Retail Consortium
- IFS (International Featured Standards) – IFS Food
- Global Gap
BIOQUAL provides one-off or package auditing services:
- Diagnostic Audits
- HACCP Systems Audits
- Food Safety Management Systems Audits
- Audits for the selection and monitoring of suppliers
- Routine monitoring of clients with hygiene and sanitation control