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Food Safety Company – Rest Assured Agreements with Niamh Power

Hi Guys, Niamh here. Following on from our last couple of videos, we wanted to give you a little more info on The Food Safety Co‘s Rest Assured Agreements.
Having spent many years working with Food Business owners and managers, we noticed that one of the most important things they want is peace of mind that their business is always compliant with legislation.
With this in mind, we set up our Rest Assured Agreements package. This is a complete range of services ensuring the business is compliant to the highest level of Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
Service included in the package are:
·        Certified Food Safety Training,
·        Development of a Be-spoke HACCP Manual,
·        Regular inspections of the Food Business and Safety Signage,
·        Expert Management of alleged Food Poising Complaints.  
You can read more about our Rest Assured Agreements though this link.
Feel free to contact myself or any of my team for a confidential chat regarding your requirements.
Phone: +353 21 4355917
Email:   [email protected]
All the best!




The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was created and has been developed to specify the food safety, quality and operational criteria required to be in place within a food manufacturing organisation to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection of the consumer.

Achieving certification against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety proves your level of competence in HACCP, food safety, hygiene, personnel and quality systems.

Find out how The Food Safety Company can reach the strategic goals of your company and surpass any regulatory expectations.


Food Safety Company – Audit services with Rachel Doyle

Hi Guys, Rachel here from The Food Safety Company.
Following on from our last video, we wanted to give you a little more info on our Food Safety Audit service.
Our audits are designed to help our client’s business validate their Food Safety Management System to ensure compliance with all regulations.
Audits are provided by our team of food safety professionals who will complete an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of your business, identify gaps, recommend the appropriate action to take, identify risks to both the consumer and business while preparing food businesses seeking third party accreditation.
Our audits provide a detailed inspection of;
> Staff Facilities,
> Personnel,
> Hygiene System,
> Operational Hygiene,
> Food Storage Protection and more, incorporating TACCP and VACCP systems.
We use a unique, state of art technology that provides our clients with a detailed report of the audit highlighting non-conformances and corrective actions supported by photographic objective evidence.
You can read more about The Food Safety Company Audit services Here
Feel free to contact myself or any of my team for a confidential chat regarding your requirements.
Phone:  +353 21 4355917
Email:    [email protected]
All the best!



Introduction to the Food Safety Company!

As you may know, The Food Safety Company has been a leading provider of food safety, health and safety and hygiene compliance services in Ireland since the year 2000. In 2021 we joined the Chris Mee Group organisation.
With this in mind, we wanted to give you a little more info on some of our most popular services.

The first service we wanted to highlight is HACCP Plans!
So, Food Business Operators (or FBO’s) are legally obliged to put in place a Food Safety Management system based on HACCP Principles.
The FBO is required to document and maintain the HACCP Plan and records to demonstrate compliance.
Here at The Food Safety Company we can develop be-spoke HACCP plans which will cover your organization for all of the necessary requirements required by Food Law.
The Food Safety Company can develop Once-off HACCP plans for Business or on a continuous basis as part of our Rest Assured Agreement.
Click here for more info. Pop me a call, email or message me on LinkedIn if you have any questions or queries!


The Future of Work by Matt Culloty.

Since March/April 2020, and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMSE Consultancy have assessed many home workstations on our virtual platform.  With 1000s of assessments, there was a broad spectrum of home working set-ups viewed to say the least with the good, bad and the completely unworkable.  Understandably during for the first few months many took the ad-hoc ‘I can manage with this set-up for now’ approach, not of course anticipating a much longer timeframe that evolved.

Over time however this interim approach became problematic, as not only can a poor ergonomic workspace create musculoskeletal discomfort issues, but this is also often exacerbated by the psychosocial aspects of normal stresses and strains of a busy workload, domestic responsibilities, i.e., children off school and the general anxiety of the unknown with a global pandemic.  

The proposed changes in the law emerging to allow employees the legal right to request to remote work, will place an emphasis on employers to review their longer-term workplace strategies.

While not guaranteeing the right to work remotely, the proposed changes will require consultation and the giving due consideration to requests to work from home.  Justification will need to be given where such a request is denied, and employers need to consider that many employees will have become adjusted to working from home and the benefits it may bring to their work-life balance. Companies will need clear policies in place to identify where a flexible hybrid model of working can be accommodated and where in certain cases working remotely cannot. In a tight labour market with skill shortages across many sectors employers may need to show flexibility to retain talent.

Now during the ‘phased return to work’ triggered by the recent removal of many restrictions, it may be a good time for employers to reflect on what worked well during the remote working phase of the last two years and what areas were problematic. This can assist in setting a road map for their future of work that can incorporate a more accommodating and mutually beneficial model for employer and employee alike.

Anyone that has worked remotely will likely by know have a good idea of what can work well for them and what did not suit them. With the likes of the Jan 2022 survey by the CSO reporting that 90% of 35–44-year olds favour a hybrid model of working from home and office, can companies afford to return to old habits and kick the remote working can down the road?

It would be interesting to hear people’s experiences of what surprised them (positive/negative) during their stint of remote working and what roadblocks they foresee to the ‘request to work’ law proposed for the future.

Matthew Culloty, Ergonomist, CMSE Consultancy 

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