To reflect the nature of many food businesses today, our qualifications cover the food supply chain.
Agriculture and farming are critical to providing a sustainable food source to both UK and export markets. The current focus is around sustainability, environmental issues, animal welfare and driving up food quality.
This part of the supply chain has never been more challenged by consumer and retailer demands. Therefore innovation, responsiveness and high levels of safety, hygiene and traceability are paramount.
The interface between product and consumer, this is a diverse area with increasing choice for demanding consumers. The internet continues to have a significant impact on all businesses.
This is a dynamic and fast moving industry where cost control is paramount. Automation in storage facilities is advancing rapidly and energy efficiency a major concern for transportation businesses.
Safe use of knives in meat inspection was developed with FDQ to achieve national accreditation.
Health & Safety Advisor
Food Standards Agency
Nominations are now open for the Meat Training Council (MTC) and Institute of Meat (IoM) Annual Prizegiving 2014!
We are delighted to invite colleges, training providers and employers to submit their nominations for next year's prize giving. These awards recognise endeavour and excellence within meat industry training.Read more
We would like to notify all our centres that the FDQ offices will close on Tuesday 24th December at 1pm, and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 9am.
The final certification run of 2013 will take place on Friday 20th December, so please submit your claims before this date to ensure certification takes place before Christmas. Your certificates will be posted out on the 20th December, expected to arrive at your centre in the New Year.Read more
Walter Smith Fine Foods, a specialist meat and fine foods business, based in Birmingham, was last night revealed as the Medium Employer of the Year 2013 in the National Apprenticeship Awards at a ceremony at the NEC.
The Awards, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.Read more