Consumers shouldn’t fear antibiotic resistant superbugs in British red meat
18 December, 2015

The recently released report by the UK Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warns that superbugs could be passed on to consumers eating undercooked red meat. The...
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Acoura launches online food safety shop
3 December, 2015

From food labelling solutions and Hygiene Swabs to Sustain fruit and veg wash, Acoura’s new online shop stocks a wide range of products aimed at...
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Acoura launch new look E-learning Centre
1 December, 2015

Acoura launch new look E-learning Centre with suite of cost effective, industry leading online courses. As well as being modern, up-to-date and interactive...
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Acoura are proud to sponsor this year’s SOFHT Lecture
12 November, 2015

Acoura are proud to sponsor this year’s SOFHT Lecture Annual Lunch and Awards. Taking place at London’s’ Savoy Hotel on November the 19th we...
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Fish fraud threat needs to be addressed
11 November, 2015

2013’s Horsegate may go down as a watershed moment in the battle against food fraud for the red meat supply chain, but its undoubted impact on the wider...
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Free CDM Seminar, London, November 25th
4 November, 2015

Earlier this year the regulations surrounding Construction Design and Management changed.  The changes will impact all businesses who are planning...
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Cutting out Campylobacter
26 October, 2015

Campylobacter may not have the instant recognition of infections like E. coli, but it is the most common form of food poisoning in the UK and in the worst...
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Trio of expert advisers join Acoura
19 October, 2015

Three of the most respected experts in the UK food and drink industry have joined Acoura. David Gregory, Professor Lisa Ackerley and Ton Christiaanse have been...
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Understanding rare burgers
8 October, 2015

Julia Wilson is a Principal Consultant for Acoura. Julia has been qualified as an Environmental Health Officer for over 20 years, and worked for local...
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Acoura assist with food safety project in Zambia
24 September, 2015

In September 2015 I travelled to the Robert Shitima Project in Kabwe as a Trustee of its fund-raising charity, Zamcog ( The Orphanage and...
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The issues surrounding Gas Safety
10 September, 2015

Justin Rose, has worked at Acoura Consulting since April 2015. Before that he worked for 16 years as an Environmental Health Officer, latterly working on the...
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Acoura Certify first Responsible Fishing Scheme vessels
27 August, 2015

Following independent audits from Acoura the first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing...
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Hygiene Audit Systems to be rebranded under the Acoura banner
11 August, 2015

Since joining Acoura last month, Hygiene Audit Systems (HAS) have been integrated further into the group with staff relocating from their St. Albans base to...
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Farmers need to address the industry’s health and safety issues
8 August, 2015

In the UK, agriculture is the most dangerous sector to work in, with fatalities up to 16 times more likely to happen than in the general workforce. Farming is...
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Acoura offer food labelling insight on BBC 5 Live
4 August, 2015

Special Advisor to the Acoura Board, Dr Lisa Ackerley, appeared on yesterday’s BBC Radio 5 Live afternoon show to discuss food waste and the importance...
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CDM 2015 an Acoura Guide
31 July, 2015

In April this year the regulations surrounding Construction Design Management (CDM) changed. Acoura’s CDM experts Pat Perry and Simone Harris-Stephens...
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Hygiene Audit Systems set to move office - July 31st
29 July, 2015

You may already be aware that earlier this month leading food safety consultancy Hygiene Audit Systems joined Acoura. As part of their integration into the...
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SALSA are recruiting Auditors
23 July, 2015

The continuing success and growth of the SALSA scheme has led to some exciting opportunities for fresh auditors to join their team in 2015.  SALSA now has...
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Quality Assurance key to the Wild Venison sector
14 July, 2015

Jonathan Whitehead has worked for Acoura for around eight years, and is currently Livestock Schemes Technical Manager for the Agriculture Division. Prior to...
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Acoura continue expansion with purchase of Hygiene Audit Systems
7 July, 2015

Food industry risk services and compliance specialists Acoura have further strengthened their service offering through the purchase of market leading...
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SALSA launches new Beer Module
30 June, 2015

SALSA plus Beer is a new edition of the SALSA Standard aimed at the UK’s small and independent brewers and bottlers. SALSA plus Beer launches...
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Opinion: Nobody is ready for BRC’s Vulnerability Assessments
30 June, 2015

With supply chains becoming increasingly complicated and food scares very much at the forefront of consumer and retailer consciousness, BRC have moved to...
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Acoura proud to sponsor The Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards 2015
29 June, 2015

Acoura were proud to have been a sponsor of The Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards, with Managing Director Martin Gill on hand to present Derek Smith of AKVA...
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Acoura appointed as inspection provider for Pasture for Life Certification
26 June, 2015

Today, Acoura was appointed by The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) as inspection provider for their Pasture for Life certification scheme. Their aim...
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Acoura appoint former Tesco Head of Technical & Quality in key role
25 June, 2015

Food and drink risk management specialists Acoura have significantly strengthened their team with the appointment of Fiona Dargie as Head of Processing and...
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CDM Changes - what to expect
10 June, 2015

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 Pat Perry qualified as an environment health officer in 1978, and went on to establish her own...
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Fisheries and Aquaculture Departments to relocate to Edinburgh office
4 June, 2015

Due to rapid business expansion, Acoura Marine (formerly Food Certification International) will be relocating to the group’s Edinburgh HQ at the end of...
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Engaging with Customers is only way to Provide the Service they need
3 June, 2015

Tim Bailey is Acoura's Managing Director of Agriculture and Food Manufacturing. "I joined SFQC (now Acoura) over 12 years ago, originally for a two-year post,...
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Environmental Health Practitioner Associates Required
27 May, 2015

Due to rapid growth Acoura’s Consulting division are looking for experienced Environmental Health Practitioner Associates operating in Scotland, North...
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SALSA Food Labelling Workshop
19 May, 2015

SALSA have launched a series of Food Labelling training workshops to guide small producers through the new FIR brought in to offer better information and...
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Reminder: Grandfather Rights to be Replaced
15 May, 2015

All farmers should be aware that Grandfather Rights for Spray Operators (GFRS) are set to be replaced by industry recognised certificates. Operators should now...
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SOPA Newsletter April 2015
30 April, 2015

The latest SOPA Newsletter is now available online and can be read by CLICKING HERE. This particular edition has a lot of important information for...
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Speak to Acoura at the Royal Highland Show 2015
15 April, 2015

The Acoura Agriculture Team will once again be in attendance at the Royal Highland Show. Taking place at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston near Edinburgh...
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Take the Acoura Compliance Survey
14 April, 2015

Win an iPad Air 2 with our 5 minute compliance survey. We are interested in finding out what compliance concerns our food processing customers face. This...
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OF&G Appoint Acoura as their Organic Inspection Service Provider
9 April, 2015

In a move expected to greatly benefit the organic sector, Acoura, the UK’s fastest growing provider of certification for the farming and food processing...
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Freedom Food to be rebranded as RSPCA Assured
6 April, 2015

Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA...
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First ASC certified Aquaculture Farm in UK
17 March, 2015

Acoura Marine today issued certification for the Marine Harvest Scotland Leven farm, which is the first salmon farm in Scotland to be ASC certified. It is also...
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BDFPA Deer Focus Day
5 March, 2015

The British Deer Farms and Parks Association are launching their Park Quality Assurance Scheme on Wednesday the 25th of March at Bradgate Park,...
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Acoura Rebrand: Establishing a Market Leader
2 March, 2015

The food supply chain, whether you are a producer, manufacturer, retailer or leisure operator, is facing increased pressure to demonstrate greater levels of...
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Acoura & SFQC in office move
11 February, 2015

On Monday, February the 23rd Acoura and SFQC will no longer be operating from the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh. This move also coincides with SFQC...
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Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic Krill Fishery Recertified Against MSC
2 February, 2015

Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fishing scheme following...
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QMS Launch Major Recruitment Drive
30 January, 2015

A major recruitment drive is being launched this month to increase the membership of Quality Meat Scotland’s quality assurance schemes. The campaign is...
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We offer specialist services and solutions aimed at protecting businesses who operate across the food and drink supply chain.


Whether you're a farmer, fisherman, food processor or publican we can reduce your compliance burden, protect your brand and help your business grow. 

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