Global certification and customised assurance business LRQA has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Food Safety Services International (FSSI) – a leading food safety, quality and risk management business delivering strategic services to UK based clients and their global supply chains. Together, the two organisations will deliver a full range of audit, advisory and assurance services to national and multi-national food companies in processing, retail and hospitality.
“The partnership will provide added visibility and insight to food companies to enable them to develop safer, more sustainable and transparent supply chains through innovative technology and technical expertise,” said Paul Graaf, Business Director for Customised Assurance at LR. “Access to a wider range of technology platforms, strengthened through analysis by our food experts will help businesses improve efficiencies and maintain compliance while reducing their cost base.”
Services offered by the partnership include audit, certification, 2nd party programme delivery, investigation and root cause analysis, technical support and guidance, and training. Businesses will be able to access a global team of ‘on-the-ground’ food specialist auditors and a range of software solutions that simplify the auditing process, identify risk trends, improve data management and provide real-time assurance visibility across the supply chain.
“This partnership delivers real benefits for food businesses,” said John Robinson, CEO at FSSI. “Both FSSI and LRQA have many years of experience in brand protection, managing operational risk and embedding robust food safety management programmes. Together, we can offer businesses a powerful combination of our expertise, tailored to meet the customer’s objectives so we deliver tangible, measurable benefits that ensure brands are protected, risk is mitigated and businesses can identify areas for improvement.”
For more information on the services on offer, please contact us.