Our Food Safety Commitment

 

At Donald Russell we take Food Standards extremely seriously and have both a formal and an informal infrastructure in place to ensure our products meet the highest standards.

This means that you can enjoy Donald Russell products with every confidence.

Here’s a little more detail:



FOOD STANDARDS SCOTLAND AUDITS

Our Food Safety is audited annually on an announced basis by Food Standards Scotland (FSS.)

  • Every 12 months is the maximum time allowed between audits by the FSS. It demonstrates our commitment to food safety and the confidence that the FSS place in us. We have been on a 12 month audit program since before 2014.

 


UNANNOUNCED AUDITS

  • For a site like ours on a 12 month audit program, unannounced audits are conducted within 3 months of the announced audit.
  • We regularly receive further unannounced audits throughout the year.
  • If new legislation has come into force they will audit to ensure it has been applied.

 


ADDITIONAL FORMAL AUDITS

  • Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) three times a year
  • Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) once a year
  • Customer Audits (Compass Food Group for example) once a year
  • Environmental Health (EHO) once a year
  • Trading Standards – as and when required

 


UNANNOUNCED AUDITS

  • For a site like ours on a 12 month audit program, unannounced audits are conducted within 3 months of the announced audit.
  • We regularly receive further unannounced audits throughout the year.
  • If new legislation has come into force they will audit to ensure it has been applied.

 


IN-HOUSE AUDITS

  • We have our own set of rigorous daily Quality Control ChecksWe audit our own Food Safety standards on a weekly basis (conducted by qualified Lead Auditors)
  • We have a program of 46 Internal Audits that are completed over a year (conducted by qualified Internal Auditors)

 


OUR MESSAGE

It all sounds very technical, we know, but what it adds up to is this: Food Safety is always paramount.
We welcome queries from our customers on all topics, and if you would like to know any more, do feel free to get in touch via email.