EIQA

Retail Food Safety Update Feb 2020

By: Roisin Keane  Date: February 11, 2020

Please click the link below to find out more details on the new auditing programme, retail food safety manual, Musgrave retail food safety standard and procedural changes taking place in stores this year.   Retail Food Safety Audit Update Feb 2020

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Retail Food Safety Update Jan 2020

By: Roisin Keane  Date: January 17, 2020

Following on from the communication before Christmas in relation to the changes to the Retail Food Safety Auditing Programme, please find below further details   New Food Safety Standard and Food Safety Manual A new Food Safety standard replacing the EIQA Hygiene and Food Safety Standard will be developed and issued by 16th March 2020. […]

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EIQA Audits – Top Tip

By: Roisin Keane  Date: July 3, 2018

Lack of Personal Hygiene can result in the failure of an audit Typical issues are; Failure to wash hands/ change gloves after conducting cleaning duties Personal items left behind the counter – phones, bottles of water, handbags, cups of coffee etc. Staff members wearing false eye lashes/ nails and jewellery All staff member must adhere […]

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Food Service and Display

By: Sv_Food_Admin  Date: June 22, 2017

Food Service and Display Food Service and Display is one of the areas of the EIQA standard that requires the most improvement. Typical issues that arise during audits are: Improved segregation required between raw and ready-to-eat food, food and non-food Food displayed above the load line in fridges and freezers Fridges and freezers located under […]

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Automatic Fail

By: Sv_Food_Admin  Date: June 22, 2017

Audit Refusal / Automatic Fail – Musgrave Policy Since 2014, it has no longer been an option to refuse an EIQA audit and the number of refusals has reduced significantly since. An audit refusal costs the same as a full audit. For that reason, it is important to go ahead with the audit. You will then […]

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Steps to passing your Q Mark

By: Sv_Food_Admin  Date: June 22, 2017

6 Actionable Steps to passing your Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety Audit Audits by their very nature can be a nerve-wracking time, it’s a mix of waiting for the exam result that lets you know whether all your efforts have been enough to pass and appearing before the interview panel for that dream […]

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