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Campden BRI News w/c 21/11

Here's your fortnightly update on the wide range of infomation and training available from Campden BRI. Practical scientific, technical, regulatory and information support for the food and drink industry.

Auditing: we all have to come to terms with it!

Campden BRI’s Internal Auditing course, which next takes place on 16-17 January, is designed to give team members a good understanding of the concept, terminology, principles, performance, and management of auditing. The course is primarily aimed at those who currently perform internal audits and have no formal training or require refresher training, or have no experience of auditing but are expected to perform internal audits following their training. For more details and to register, visit the event web page

And our next FSSC Auditor/Lead auditor training is on 13-17 February.

Campden BRI Member Interest Groups: 2017 dates

Through Campden BRI’s 14 Member Interest Groups, which each meet three times a year, you can:

  • discuss topical industrial issues
  • meet with industry peers
  • consider the impact of emerging legislation
  • select and steer research
  • enjoy early access to research results

The dates for the 2017 meetings have now been set. Go to our MIGs web page to view them and to hear Harry Williams, MIG Manager, describe the workings of the MIGs.

Better Process Control: Campden BRI training for those exporting to the USA

Are you exporting canned or aseptically packaged foods to the USA? 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations require that each processor of low-acid or acidified canned foods (including aseptic) operate with a certified supervisor on site at all times during production of products for export.  

Campden BRI’s Better Process Control School course, on 29 November – 2 December, provides information and support to help companies meet the requirements in US federal regulations. Go to the event web page for more details and to register. 

Related to this is our FSPCA Preventive Controls course next year – on 28-30 March – this addresses the US requirement in the Food Safety Modernization Act that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual”. 

 

Gluten-free foods: Campden BRI conference

The market gluten-free bakery products, is now expanding rapidly. This Campden BRI conference, to be held on 16-17 March, will provide the food manufacturing sector with a comprehensive review of how the technological challenges associated with gluten-free baking have been addressed to deliver products acceptable to the coeliac sector and beyond. It will focus on understanding the issues around developing gluten-free baked goods. For more details and to register, go the event web pages.

Knowledge and skills for safety assurance: Campden BRI podcast

Understanding systems like HACCP is important for all involved in food and drink production, not just the HACCP team. In the latest podcast from Campden BRI, Richard Leathers and Louise Harris discuss why.