Product Integrity Statement
Published on 15th February 2013
Due to the current issue regarding the illegal use of horsemeat detected in certain beef products, Becketts Foods Ltd. makes the following statement.
HACCP - Risk Assessment
Beckett’s Foods operates a HACCP based system of food safety as part of their Quality Management System. These prerequisite control measures are in place as part of a verified HACCP plan to ensure supplier compliance.
Supplier and Quality Assurance
Supplier Approval 2nd Party Supplier Auditing - based on risk assessment. (supplier controls)Supplier Approval 3rd Party Accreditation (supplier controls)CMR Certification for control of movement of materials (traceability control)Raw Material Specifications (Factory Quality Control)Non Conformance and Corrective Action Procedures (factory QC)QA Quarantine & Hold (factory QC & despatch release)
In addition to these prerequisites we have in place a rigorous system of product testing to verify that products leaving the factory are of the highest standard. This includes regular line checks during production as well as routine surveillance testing to ensure product safety quality and legality.
The site HACCP team has carried out a full HACCP risk assessment and has determined that there is NO RISK of our products being subjected to adulteration, equine or otherwise, of the type associated with the current illegal use of horsemeat, as recently found in certain beef products.
We therefore hereby declare that all ingredients present in our products are correctly stated in the ingredients declaration for each product produced and as such comply with all statutory and legal requirements
Quality Manager (Becketts Foods Ltd)