BRC Hygiene Course - 18 June 2013

Blog | 21 April 2013

Housekeeping and hygiene is a fundamental clause in the Global Standard for Food Issue 6 (4.11). This course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the benefits of cleaning and disinfection and practical solutions to help improve standards of hygiene in a cost effective way. Additionally, delegates will be provided with up to date information on the technical and legislative aspects affecting cleaning and hygiene and a clear insight into the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for food Safety issue 6.

As recent events in the food industry have demonstrated the practices of Good Manufacturing and Good Hygiene Practices (GMP & GHP) are critical to ensuring not only food safety but also food authenticity and standards.  Despite this acceptance across the food industry, cleaning is often the poor relation in terms of resources and standing within the factory management team – this is illustrated by the fact that section “4.11 – Hygiene and Housekeeping” contained within the Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 6) from the BRC is routinely in the top ten of all non-conformities received during audits.

With this in mind the BRC Training Academy, in conjunction with specialist hygiene experts Holchem Laboratories Ltd., has developed and launched a one day course aimed at Hygiene and Technical Managers which focuses on the procedures and practices needed to achieve high standards within food manufacturing environments.  Holchem’s Technical Services Manager, Peter Littleton, takes up the story “the intent when creating this course was to equip delegates with the knowledge and understanding necessary to manage cleaning activities which are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety. The one day course consists of both presentations and group exercises rooted in real world examples (but fictitious) designed to enable delegates to apply the knowledge they have just learned. Of course, given recent developments within our industry the issue of the validation and verification of cleaning features heavily as does the perennial problem of change-over or interim cleaning which is often not undertaken by the hygiene teams but by production”

The first course took place at the BRC’s London headquarters and delegates commented “this was probably the best short course I have attended in a long time, the course tutor delivered with total confidence of all subjects covered, and I think it really helped to have a member of the BRC team present. I would have no hesitation recommending this course” with another stating “Very enjoyable course helped to develop further understanding of BRC requirements”.

The next course is planned for June 18th 2013 and will be held at Holchem’s new state of the art facility in Bury, Lancashire, on June 18th and further details can be accessed from the BRC’s web-site.

Holchem Laboratories Ltd
Gateway House, Pilsworth Road,
Pilsworth Industrial Estate, Bury
Lancashire BL9 8RD

Tuesday 18th June 2013

£350 per delegate.

Please book your place on the course through the BRC web site.

The course is aimed at Technical, Hygiene, QA, Production and Maintenance personnel. The information presented will also be of interest to auditors and enforcement officers.