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IFST Food Auditing Conference. Why Are We Where We Are? The Origins and Development of Third Party Verification Kevin Swoffer KPS Resources. Nat and the Stones. Marks & Spencer Food Division founded in 1948 Directive of Work dated 1 st November 1948 listed; Control of raw materials

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Ifst food auditing conference

IFST Food Auditing Conference

Why Are We Where We Are?

The Origins and Development of Third Party Verification

Kevin Swoffer

KPS Resources


Nat and the stones
Nat and the Stones

  • Marks & Spencer Food Division founded in 1948

  • Directive of Work dated 1st November 1948 listed;

  • Control of raw materials

  • Specifications for use of raw materials

  • Inspection of finished products including production

    Source: Thought for Food, Food Trade Press

    ISBN:0900379359


The rationale for the development of retailer brand standards
The Rationale For The Development of Retailer Brand Standards

  • to assure product safety

  • to provide brand protection

  • to meet legislative requirements

  • to promote business improvement and efficiency

  • to promote consumer confidence


Food safety act 1990
Food Safety Act Standards 1990

Under section 21 of the FSA the definition of the ‘due diligence’ defence is as follows :

“...it shall...be a defence for the person charged to prove that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence by himself or by a person under his control”


Requirements for the retailer own brand
Requirements for the Retailer Standards Own Brand

b)satisfy themselves that the intended supplier is competent to produce and/or process the product specified, that he complies with all relevant legal requirements and that he operates systems of production control in accordance with good manufacturing or agricultural practise;

  • from time to time make visits to suppliers, where practical, the verify point b) or to receive the result of any other audit of the suppliers systems for that purpose;

    Source: Food Safety Act 1990 Guidelines on the Statutory Defence of Due Diligence Feb 1991

    NCC LACOTS The Institute of Environmental Health Officers NFU The Retail Consortium FDF


The 1992 1998 free for all
The 1992-1998 “Free for All” Standards

  • Retailer technical resources were reducing and under pressure

  • Third Party Inspection was seen as a means of meeting legal compliance but freeing resource

  • no “standard” approach

  • confusion and conflict


Status of uk retailers nov 1996
Status of UK Retailers - Nov Standards 1996

  • third party and own inspection with some 20 approved Auditors

  • did not accept any third party but introduced their own self auditing scheme

  • did not accept any third party and inspected using their own technologists

  • accepted a limited number of third party inspection bodies and undertake some inspections by their own technologists

  • accepted a limited number of third party inspection bodies

SAFEWAY

SAINSBURY

TESCO

ASDA

SOMERFIELD



Ifst food auditing conference

The Development of the BRC Technical Food Standard Standards

  • Supplier/Retail Customer Standard which sits within a company’s systems and procedures

  • derived from UK Retailer Codes of Practice and Inspection Standards

  • satisfied the requirement for Retailers to inspect their own brand suppliers under the UK Food Safety Act, Due Diligence Defence

  • superseded the inspections carried out by the individual Retailer’s technical staff

  • driven by efficiency, cost and sharing of “best practice”


Ifst food auditing conference

The Development of the BRC Technical Food Standard Standards

Problems

  • “new ground”; very competitive organisations working together

  • focussed on own sector, no requirement to worry about anyone else

  • some more “active/ committed ” than others

  • protectionism experienced both Company and individual

  • compromise

  • continual change in member group technical teams throughout development

  • Source Food Marketing Institute Conference New Orleans November 2001 K Swoffer


Ifst food auditing conference

The Future of the Standard Standards

  • re-establish the co-operation of 1997/1998

  • meet CIES requirements and look toward other Standards

  • improve systems

  • change the stance of ‘job done’

  • BRC to provide a stable environment to develop Standards and relationships

  • think “outside the box”

  • recognition of “good but need to be better!”

  • Source Food Marketing Institute Conference New Orleans November 2001 K Swoffer


Ifst food auditing conference

Lessons Standards Learnt!

  • non commercial

  • non recognition of success

  • mis-understanding of individuals and recognition to fully comply

  • the need for review

  • the need to ensure everyone is ‘running at the same speed’

  • the need to control services to the process

  • the need to take the next step - we ‘stopped’ too soon

  • Source Food Marketing Institute Conference New Orleans November 2001 K Swoffer


Development of schemes
Development of Schemes Standards

Product Specific / Customer Specific Requirements

Schemes

Standards

Principles

Requirements



Developing scheme systems 1998 2011
Developing Scheme Systems Standards 1998-2011


Global food safety institutive
Global Food Safety Institutive Standards

  • GFSI launchedat the CIES AnnualCongress in 2000, following a directive from the food business CEOs.

  • Food Safetywasthen, and isstill, top of mindwithconsumers. Consumer trust needs to bestrengthened and maintained, whilemaking the supplychainsafer.

  • Managed by The Consumer Goods Forum


Safe food for consumers everywhere

« Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere » Standards

GFSI Mission

Driving continuous improvement in food safety to strengthen consumer confidence worldwide

GFSI Objectives


Gfsi breakthrough june 2007

GFSI Breakthrough – June 2007 Standards

The following companies came to a common

acceptance of GFSI benchmarked standards, and

now many other companies have followed suit


Benchmarking what does this mean once certified accepted everywhere

Benchmarking – What does Standards thismean? « Once certified, acceptedeverywhere »



Gfsi guidance document
GFSI Guidance Document Standards

Objectives

  • Sets out the requirements for food safety management schemes and the key elements for the production of food and feed

  • Provides guidance to schemes seeking compliance with the GFSI Guidance Document and recognition by the GFSI

  • Defines the requirements for the effective management and control of conforming schemes

  • Puts in place transparent procedures for the GFSI benchmarking process


Requirements for food safety management scheme ownership and management

Requirements for Food Safety Management Scheme Standards Ownership and Management

Scheme scope

Scheme Development and Maintenance

Scheme Governance

Scheme Management

GFSI Relationship


Ifst food auditing conference

Accredited 3 Standards rd Party Certification

(GFSI Model)

GFSI

Global Food Safety Initiative

IAF*

International Accreditation Forum

ISO

International Standards Organisation

AB

Accreditation Body

SCHEME

Standard + Mgmt System

  • Pros:

    • Benchmarking of schemes

    • Consistent delivery of Schemes

    • Multi-stakeholder approach

    • Acceptance by industry

    • Requirements for schemes & auditors

CB

Certification Body

AUDITOR

  • Cons:

    • Oversight adds costs

    • High std for emerging markets

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Thank you for attention

Thank you for attention Standards

Kevin Swoffer

kswoffer@yahoo.co.uk