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LRQA joins SOFHT as a Supporting Company Member.

LRQA, a leading global provider of brand protection and food safety services, has joined The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) as a Supporting Company Member.

SOFHT logoWith over 25 years’ experience in food, LRQA works with farms, fisheries, food manufacturers, restaurants, hotels and retailers. It aims to build long-lasting and collaborative working relationships with customers, providing a fully tailored service to meet their specific needs. Services include third-party audits and associated training courses as well as bespoke audit and consultancy programmes. These solutions are underpinned by technology platforms built specifically to provide real time assurance and supply chain visibility to manufacturers, retailers and hospitality providers.

Supporting Company Membership (SCM) was set up by SOFHT in 2003 as part of a major drive to enlist the support of larger organisations within food manufacturing, retailing and related industries.

SCM gives businesses access to a range of services from SOFHT such as market updates in food safety, training, seminars and events as well as the opportunity to network with industry colleagues. In turn, membership of high-profile companies such as LRQA enhances SOFHT’s reputation as ‘the voice of food safety and food hygiene’.

Stuart Kelly, Global Head of Commercial – Customised Assurance at LRQA, said:

“Food safety is a core focus area for LRQA. Our global team has seen a huge demand for our services over the last few years, as businesses in the sector face increasing pressures and challenges from consumers and regulators. SOFHT membership is a great opportunity for us to use our experience to contribute to the community and hopefully make more of a difference. It’s a great fit for us because as well as our technical expertise, we pride ourselves on really working in partnership with businesses, while using our technology to help clients gain transparency of the issues which could impact on their staff, customers and brand.”