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Number 40 AUTUMN 2013

IN THIS ISSUE: Wonder Web, Top Trumps and the Big Bang!

Elliott Review turns to CFA

for chilled supplier QA input

Whilst chilled prepared food was not implicated in the horsemeat issue, the industry still has

a role to play in enhancing and spreading best practice on sourcing controls – based on its own

rigorous procedures and standards.

To this end, CFA is contributing evidence, comment and Media interest in the subject continues to rumble on and

best practice suggestions to the Professor Chris Elliott-led earlier this summer CFA’s Director, Kaarin Goodburn,

review of the integrity and assurance of food supply appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. In their

networks. This includes sourcing criteria and supplier ‘Dissection of a ready-made lasagne’ item, reporter Nicola

management requirements embedded in CFA’s Best Stanbridge visited a production site as part of her look

Practice Guidelines for Chilled Food Production (visit at the supply chain. The chilled sector has robust world CFA also detailed class systems worthy of greater recognition and Kaarin

members’ actions after the issue, which included concluded the piece by encouraging industry to be more

traceability exercises to verify supply chain integrity open about its high performance raw material traceability

and additional screening protocols. and Supplier Quality Assurance systems.

A second year of success for Chilled Education

September marks the

second year of Chilled

Education, the CFA’s

programme to inspire

and enthuse young

people to follow a career in the chilled food industry.

Since launching, Chilled Education lesson plans have

been downloaded 7,135 times from the Design &

Technology Association (D&TA) and STEM websites,

and Chilled Education is now in touch with hundreds

of teachers, who have received 750 Glo-Germ kits.

And 70,000 fridge thermometers are being used to

educate children (and their families). A full update new-look website, which contains much-requested

appears later in this newsletter, including news of our resources thanks to help from CFA members.



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