Food Consulting Services : Corrective Action Report

Corrective Action Report (follow up announcement)We have now included (January 2017) the Corrective Action Report (C.A.R) into the audit requirements, under the Documentation section, and our team of auditors will be assessing whether the C.A.R has been actioned.Below is a reminder from our previous newsletters:The spreadsheet C.A.R. (included with all reports sent to you) is […]

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An Introduction to Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative bacterium that is often found in the lower intestine of an endotherm.  It is the most common food poisoning bacteria, but is also referred to as an indicator organism. coli is a gram-negative bacterium that is naturally occurring in the environment, in the soil or in our bodies. coli stains […]

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Bacteria Defined

Before we understand how bacteria affects your food we need to define what bacteria is, how it grows and exactly which bacteria is bad for your body. What is bacteria? Bacteria are Single-celled microorganisms which can exist either as independent (free-living) organisms or as parasites (dependent upon another organism for life). Bacteria were among the […]

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Walkthrough Visual Scoresheet 3rd Edition

This is the third edition of Food Consulting Services’ Walkthrough Visual Scoresheet. To further improve its usefulness, the Walkthrough Visual Index is further sub-divided into four sub-indices as below: Visual Cleanliness:As the title states; this section is concerned with the cleanliness of the kitchen. High risk items, such as food contact equipment (can opener blades, […]

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