Tesco compliance fresh produce
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Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, and Loblaw food safety compliance
Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard (TFMS). This standard has been developed to outline the requirements to which manufacturers must comply in order to begin supplying, and thereafter continue supplying Tesco, either directly or indirectly. The standards support our commitment to ensuring all Tesco brand products are safe, meet legal requirements, and always meet customer expectations with respect to quality, provenance and responsible sourcing, building trust in the Tesco brand and supply chain.
This version builds upon Tesco’s UK approach of ensuring that standards can be applied in a way that manages risk and grows capability. It is intended to be interpreted by our suppliers across the world, in a way that allows individual sites to put controls in place that are appropriate to them and their industry, and proportional to the risks specific to their products, their processes and their site environment. Full application of the standards will support suppliers in driving improvement, a reduction in non-conforming products, and therefore help to reduce waste and cost.
The review was undertaken by a global working group led by the Tesco Group Quality Technical Policy and Standards team and included technical managers, auditors and suppliers from the entire Tesco business and supply chain, and has utilised feedback and commentary received from both the global working group and wider consultation with importers and exporters of fresh produce.
Loblaw food is safe and quality controlled. Our standards (eg: GAP)and processes for ensuring that the products we sell are safe, of high quality and meets all legal requirements are among the most rigorous in our industry. They apply to both Loblaw operations and to those of Loblaw vendors. Loblaw also collaborate extensively with our Canadian and global counterparts, jointly seeking to manage food safety risk for consumers. Loblaw is an early supports fresh produce vendors to achieve certification. One of the major challenges is that many Canadian vendors are supplied by multiple growers, and certification requires that all of these growers be certified as well. Loblaw's focus is to work with our control brand produce growers to ensure they are 100% compliant with GFSI certification standards.
Woolworths Australia runs an independently audited quality assurance standard for manufactured food and fresh produce (WQA). If you are supplying Produce to Woolworths, you will need to ensure all product complies with the quality, safety and regulatory criteria defined in the Woolworths Produce Specifications.
To find out more about your specific fruit or vegetable, simply select the category that relates to you from the menu below. Also ensure you check out the General Requirements: Produce Woolworths documents which relate to pulp temperature, defect guidelines and more.
Coles Australia developed their Supplier Certification programme to ensure all suppliers of food products and fresh produce fruit and vegetables meet expected standards of food quality and safety for retail sale to their customers and consumers. Suppliers are required to undergo third-party auditing and certification to meet both the CFMSR and the BRC or SQF Standards. In some instances the CFMSR will make reference to an external document that is also applicable and details Coles ‘additional labeling requirements on this subject. Compliance to the requirements is in addition to the duty held by the supplier to produce safe and uncontaminated food. A Certificate of Recognition validated against the requirements of the CFMSR is part of the Coles’ Approved Supplier Program, and is unique to Coles.
Aldi leads backing of UK farmer friendly fruit and veg pledge for sustainable UK farming. Aldi significantly increased its range of organic fruit and vegetables in both the UK and Ireland. Any product sold as 'organic' must comply with strict National, European and international standards to assure consumers they are buying genuinely organic products that can be fully traceable back to the farm.
Aldi organic standards cover all aspects of Aldi organic food certification including product and packaging, animal welfare, wildlife conservation and ban unnecessary and harmful food additives in organic processed foods.
Aldi organic packing standards not only meet national government's minimum requirements but exceed them. Aldi offers a range of organic products for customers who support organic methods of farming. In 2015, the UK had 39 Organic products and Ireland 32. Read more about Aldi food safety standards.