Food Safety Content Library

LRQA has a number of freely available downloadable content pieces to help you understand the business benefits of a Food Safety management system.

Our tools have been developed by our internal technical experts. We also work with external stakeholders who are helping to shape the food safety landscape. Content pieces available for download include case studies, whitepapers, datasheets, overviews, webinars and independent research.

Case Studies

Collaborative Case Study Across Global Food Supply Chain

MARS was joined by some of the most important players in the food supply chain including Wrigley, a subsidiary of MARS, and Cargill one of the largest suppliers of raw materials to some of the world's best known brands. In addition to LRQA, who supply independent third party assessment and certification to MARS, Wrigley and Cargill.

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LRQA provides Mengniu with a range of services including training and supply chain audit and also assesses its operations against ISO 9001 (quality management) and FSSC 22000 (food safety) standards as well as providing customised assurance services.

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ACP Europe

ACP Europe was one of the first companies to receive FSSC 22000 certification from LRQA.

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Charoen Pokphand Foods Case Study

With the vision to become “the Kitchen of the world“ CPF recognizes the importance to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

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Lotus Bakeries Case Study

In this video case study, two of Lotus Bakeries (Belgium) food safety experts talk about the benefits of a robust food safety management system. They also talk about the technical expertise of Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and the value of 3rd party certification.

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White Papers

Foreign Supplier Verification Services (FSVP)

Find out about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and its relation with FSMA as well as how LRQA can help your organisation evaluate the hazards across your supply chain, including biological hazards, chemical hazards and physical hazards.

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FSSC 22000 Certification (version 4.1 revisions)

FSSC 22000 launched version 4.1 of its international food safety management system certification scheme following a consultation process with industry, certification bodies, accreditation bodies, training organisations and governments. Download this datasheet to understand what has changed and the implications these changes will bring to your certification and implementation of this scheme in your operations.

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Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMA)

Discover the requirements of the FDA FSMA and how it will impact your organisation as a foreign food supplier and/or importer.

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SMETA audits - Responsible sourcing and supply chain management

This datasheet will help you understand what SMETA is and the pillars audit technique; a SMETA 2-pillars audit covers labour standards and health and safety. Environmental and business ethics elements are added for the more comprehensive 4-pillars audit.

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Food Safety Scheme Comparison Guide

How to select the right food safety scheme for your organisation depending on the scope of the organization and other factors.

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FSSC 22000 version 4.1 | Overview guide of the new requirements

FSSC 22000 launched version 4.1 of its international food safety management system certification scheme following a consultation process with industry, certification bodies, accreditation bodies, training organisations and governments. 

The new version aims to make the GFSI-recognised standard more rigorous and consistent, primarily through the introduction of unannounced audits and a new focus on food fraud prevention. 

Download this guide to have an overview of the new and changed requirements, helping you prepare for transition to the new standard or to achieve FSSC 22000 certification for the first time.

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10 things you need to know about SMETA 6.0

Sedex launched SMETA 6.0 in April 2017 which aims to help businesses and their supply chains streamline the monitoring and reporting of their ethical trade practices. Find out what are the 10 things you need to know about SMETA 6.0.

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Recorded Webinar: FSSC 22000 version 4

Understand changes to FSSC 22000 and implications for implementation and certification.

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What's new in SMETA 6.0?

Read our interview with Katerina Liana on the changes and updates organisations can expect from SMETA 6.0, the latest version of one of the world’s most widely used ethical audit formats.

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Disruptive Technology

Why it matters in driving food safety and sustainability

With the population set to reach 8.5bn by 2030, food organisations worldwide are exploring new technologies and methods to ensure safe and sustainable supply chains.

To meet changing client requirements, Lloyd’s Register (LR) is at the forefront of not only embracing new technologies to blend conventional assessment with digital monitoring and audit solutions that will enable the delivery of real-time assurance and insight, but also researching alternative food sources to feed the expanding population.

In this interview, Vincent Doumeizel, LR’s Vice President Food & Beverage spoke about some of the new technologies and approaches that are disrupting traditional ways of thinking and operating within the food sector and bringing about positive change.

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