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.
We use FDQ’s food safety to ensure legislative compliance and high quality, safe food.
Richard Dilworth - Group Safety and Training Manager
We are pleased to confirm that the date for the FDQ Annual Centre Conference is Wednesday 18th November 2015 at The Village Urban Resort Hotel, Leeds.
It’s a time of considerable change in learning and skills! The provision of food sector training and qualifications challenges our skills in efficient and effective delivery. So it’s no surprise that this year’s event will be taking a look at key developments over the coming year; how these might impact on provision and potential solutions.
Now is the time to get entering the race to become the UK’s best butcher shop. Meat Trades Journal’s annual butcher shop of the year search is on. The entries for the annual competition are now open, with 12 categories to choose from!Read more
Verner Wheelock Associates (VWA) are currently running FDQ Lead Auditing and Auding Skills courses throughout the year.
Places are still avaliable for the Lead Auditing courses, which commence the week begining 22nd June, with a special offer in place!Read more