An introduction to our latest Member: ABC Food Safety Ltd
Based at the Norwich Research Park, ABC Food Safety provides specialist training and consultancy services to local authorities and the food industry.
ABC Food Safety was established in 2002 by Dr Andy Bowles and Sharon Bowles. Andy had previously been employed as a Quality Assurance Manager by Dairy Crest Dairies; Head of Environmental Health at the London Borough of Enfield and lecturer in food law at Middlesex University. Sharon is a practising solicitor with experience gained in local government, private industry and a city law firm.
What do we do?
For the last 11 years our work has primarily been focused on the development and delivery of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training courses for Environmental Health and Trading Standards Officers in food law and enforcement topics. We have provided many of these courses on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and we have, for example, trained over 1000 enforcement officers on the consistent application of the Food Standards Agency’s National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
We have recently begun to provide training courses, seminars and consultancy services to the food industry on topics such as the Food Information Regulation, Food Traceability, Allergen Control, Imported Food and Food Law for Technical Managers. Many of our courses are held at Norwich City Football Club and our seminars are limited to 10 delegates to allow the opportunity for attendees to discuss their particular concerns with the tutor.
We also run two online training services: one on behalf of the Food Standards Agency to help enforcement officers to apply official controls on imported foods (www.importedfood.co.uk); the other online training service is available by subscription to local authorities and the food industry and provides courses on topics such as Dairy Products, Sous Vide and Vacuum Pack System, E.coli o157 Control of Cross Contamination and Food Allergen Control. The service is available at www.abcfoodsafety.co.uk.
How can we help your business?
We are food law specialists and our services are of particular relevance to food manufacturers, importers/exporters, producers, processors, food research institutions, universities, local authorities and other interested parties. We can provide expert opinion and guidance on a range of food topics including:
- Traceability and product recall
- HACCP systems
- Food labeling
- Imported food controls
- Feed and food hygiene law
- Food sampling
- Food allergen control
Please feel free to contact us for an informal chat on how we can help your business to meet the requirements of food law. We can arrange bespoke in-house training, bespoke online training as well as consultancy.
ABC Food Safety
Telephone: 01603 274486
West Site A
Norwich Research Park