Worried that your allergen management system is not robust enough?
Need another pair of eyes to look over your food safety systems?
Want an independent check of your labels?
Need nutrition data calculating for your products?
If you have answered yes to any of these then Clear Compliance support is for you.
The biggest cause of product recalls on the FSA website is due to incorrect allergen information on packaging.
In order to reduce the chance of this happening to one of your products, you need to have a system to identify the allergens you have on your premises, as well as managing them to minimise cross contamination, and then provide accurate allergen information to your customers.
Catherine has a special interest in allergen management and can help you develop your allergen management system, whether it is for manufacturing or food service.
Catherine can also deliver a bespoke allergen training course to your team (Read More)
With a Lead Auditor Qualification as well as being a SALSA Auditor Catherine is ideally placed to meet your auditing needs. Whether you are looking for supplier audits, pre-audits, internal audits or annual system reviews, Catherine will be able to provide you with an independent audit that is thorough, rational and yet realistic, leaving you with an audit report that is detailed yet clear.
Having a documented food safety system that is well structured, easy to manage and clear to use is every company’s dream, but not always every company’s reality.
Why don’t you use Catherine to review your system: either to review and recommend for the way forward or to physically make those changes so you don’t have to?
Labelling legislation is getting increasingly complicated. Having pre-packed products on the market that do not meet the legal requirements does not inspire customer confidence and may result in prosecution.
Catherine has a special interest in labels and as well as reviewing pack copies for major retailers, is a key member of the SALSA Labelling Team delivering the SALSA Labelling Course in the North and advises on label content. (Read More)
Catherine can review your labels, ensuring they accurately reflect your product as well as meet legislative requirements. You will be provided with a Label Check Report summarising the findings.
It is a requirement of food safety / quality standards, and also of many customers, that finished product specifications are available.
Catherine can help you create a template that is appropriate for your product type and can help you create the specifications for each individual product.
Ensuring you are buying from reputable suppliers, and having evidence of this, is a pre-requisite in the food industry today.
Catherine works on supplier approval projects with companies: firstly ensuring they have a documented, robust approval process in place and then formally approving all ingredient and contact packaging suppliers. Catherine can also carry out supplier approval audits if required.
It is a requirement that pre-packed foods have nutrition data on pack. Catherine has a software package that can do this calculation for you, providing you with data per 100g, per portion and / or for front of pack lozenges.
Catherine came recommended to us by a customer of ours as we were looking for someone to do an internal audit against the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers. Catherine arrived at our site and within a few moments we felt totally at ease. Catherine was extremely professional in the way she undertook the audit and was firm but fair in the assessment of our evidence. I can say that we had a marked reduction in our minors and a lot of this is thanks to her. I can fully recommend Catherine on her auditing skills.
I just want to say our Auditor Catherine Riley, was, very informative and thorough. Look forward to having her again next year.
I can recommend Catherine for her excellent assistance in the setting up of our computerised version of BRC 7. It has made our presentation of 7 more professional and above all easier to implement. Catherine has shown us that paperwork can have its fun side.
I had been told that there were some problems with my labels. I was recommended to Catherine whose calm and professional manner was invaluable. She reviewed my labels for me; making sure I had transferred information correctly from my raw material specifications as well as ensuring their compliance with the current Labelling Regulations. Catherine talked me through the changes I needed to make, as well as sending me a detailed report summarising her findings. I would thoroughly recommend Clear Compliance.
I found Catherine to be a professional, competent and fun person to work with. Always very well organised, dedicated, knowledgeable and thorough - ensuring client needs were met on time and budget. A pleasure to work with.