As part of its expansion of services into the food industry, British Standards Institute (BSI) has joined The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) at the highest membership level as a Supporting Company Member (SCM).
Supporting Company Membership was set up by SOFHT in 2003 as part of a major drive to enlist the support of larger organisations within the 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 some high profile companies such as BSI enhances SOFHT’s reputation as ‘the voice of food hygiene’.
BSI’s offering to food sector clients will include systems certification and an extensive training portfolio. Clients should expect food industry staples like HACCP and internal auditing, right through to standard specific training and advanced Lean Six Sigma courses. BSI’s focus on making excellence a habit, and establishing ‘Organizational Resilience’ in the food supply chain comes down to the core principles of brand protection:
Erica Armstrong, EMEA food sector propositions manager, BSI said:
“Brands are under constant pressure due to potential cyber-attacks, supply chain impacts and competitor activity – not to mention the political, regulatory and economic factors that move the goalposts for a food brand to merely survive.
“BSI is focused on helping food sector businesses to identify and defend themselves against these threats, to ensure resilience and strengthen their brand’s integrity and we are pleased to be working alongside SOFHT, to help organisations embrace innovation in food safety and technology and achieve Organizational Resilience.