Set up in 2001 by Ian Purse (BRC Auditor, BSc, FIFST, M.IoP(Dip))

  • To be a centre of excellence in achieving compliance with food safety standards.
  • To provide practical technical advice to food & food-packaging manufacturers.
  • To be a cost-effective resource for clients to achieve clear, agreed objectives.
  • To work flexibly, understanding the competing demands on clients' resources.
  • Always to tell clients what they need to know, not just what they want to hear.


Set-Up Food-Safety Systems Part Time TM Part Time Auditor
BRC Packaging
BRC Storage & Distribution
Systems maintenance & oversight to maintain BRC Certification Working for 2 UK Certification Bodies.
  • BRC Food
  • BRC Packaging


Set-Up Food-Safety Systems Part Time TM Part Time Auditor
No obligation site visit
Advice on layout and flows
Fully-costed quotation
  • Inclusive of expenses
  • dvice on ongoing costs
Set up documentation:
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Records
Work with & train your staff
Be with you at the audit
Deal with non-conformances
Up to 85% less expensive than employing a technical manager
  • Systems maintenance
  • Internal auditing
  • Management reviews
    • Supplier due diligence
    • Design questionnaires
    • Manage responses
    • Supplier approval
    Available by phone or e-mail when not on site
20 yrs technical management & 10 years auditing experience BRC Food BRC Packaging SALSA Independent, part-time auditor not tied to any Certification Body. BRC Food & BRC Packaging audits undertaken across the globe. ..... experience available to companies setting up for BRC!

OUR SERVICE....more detail

The services offered to food manufacturers by Food Standard Solutions include: Initial visit to advise site of their current status with respect to the requirements of the Standard (gap analysis)
  • Documentation
  • Layout of the site with respect to product flows & segregation
  • Clear advice on changes that may be required to the buildings / layout, and the most cost-effective means of achieving the requirements of the Standard.
  • Fully-costed proposal for work to be undertaken with site to develop BRC-compliant systems
    • Proposals are inclusive of expenses, so clients know the 'total cost'
  • Clear advice on the ongoing and ancillary costs associated with gaining and maintaining BRC Certification
    • Approximate cost of routine, ongoing microbiological testing
    • Staff training
    • Cost of the audit

Sites are welcome to take up a 'complete package' (covering all of the above) or to choose only those elements where they need support.

Systems are developed with factory staff to ensure the necessary paperwork is simply written and that it can be included in the routine jobs of manufacturing and supervisory staff, minimising the need to employ specialist technical staff. This latter point is crucial in minimising ongoing costs.

After the audit, ongoing support offered 'as required', form internal auditing through to a complete 'technical management' service on a part time basis: from a day a fortnight to a day every 3-6 months.

Many of the sites which Food Standard Solutions has helped to gain and maintain BRC Certification, have no full time 'technical staff' and have found the 'part-time technical manager' option to be an extremely cost-effective alternative to recruiting contracted staff.