Food safety management consultants
Food safety management consultants

Welcome to AFQS Limited.

BRC Consultants AFQS Limited specialise in food safety technical consultancy and Technical Management, with an emphasis on BRC Global Standard for Food Safety V7, BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution and BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers. 

BRC Consultants AFQS Limited's attention to service and detail has made us an industry leader. With a wide range of products and services to choose from, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for! If you require assistance, our qualified staff will provide you with expert guidance. We're looking forward to working with you!

Technical               Management

The essential core business of AFQS Ltd


AFQS Ltd has successfully supplied part time and interim technical management to numerous companies throughout the UK.

This has given both established and developing companies the opportunity to safe guard existing business and also progress towards new markets.

The customer’s technical requirements can be satisfied in the most cost effective manner. AFQS Ltd experienced Technical Managers will work closely with the client to develop in house systems, train technical staff to a point where they can confidently undertake the work themselves.

We can provide technical back up which includes the following:

  • Development of specific Haccp systems.
  • Supplier assessment systems.
  • Customer liaison systems.
  • Development of Product Specifications.
  • Product design and development.
  • Audits of suppliers.
  • Development of full Food Quality and Safety Manuals.
  • Development and Training of Technical Staff.
  • Internal auditing of Quality systems.
  • Hygiene Management systems.




Technical                 Auditing 

AFQS Ltd has a team of experienced auditors with a wide range of food industry experience and expertise.

Audits have been conducted in all food industry sectors and all over the world.

We routinely audit:

  • Food Processors.
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Packaging Suppliers
  • Ancillary Service Suppliers (Laundries, Chemical Suppliers etc.)
  • Food Manufacturing Chains
  • Farms

Our audit standards can be client led, BRC standard or to our own exacting standards.

All audits are followed by a detailed audit report and non-compliance list with suggested improvement timescales.

Food Quality & Safety Systems

Calling on the experience and expertise of its Technical staff, AFQS Ltd has developed a Food Quality and Safety Manual that enables a processor or manufacturer to meet the most exacting standards set by either the BRC standard or relevant customer standards.

Based on sound HACCP principles the Food Quality & Safety Manual complied with appropriate staff training will enable a processor or manufacturer to gain further market access whilst protecting existing contracts.

Some of the areas covered by the Quality Management System would be:

  • A review of all suppliers.
  • Setting up or a review of customer complaints procedures and systems.
  • Product recall procedures.
  • Compilation of own label specifications.
  • HACCP reviews
  • Quality assurance auditing systems (intake, processing and despatch).
  • Process control.
  • Microbiological testing regimes.
  • Personnel hygiene procedures and systems.
  • Factory hygiene procedures and systems.
  • Food defence & vunerability assessments.
  • Process risk assessments.
  • Site & facility risk assessments.

Hygiene Systems

AFQS Ltd works closely with the client to develop a unique hygiene system to meet the most exacting customer standards.

Hygiene staff can be trained to existing or new standards.

Hygiene monitoring can be introduced and improvement parameters built into any system.


AFQS Ltd are a privately owned food safety consultancy business whose staff have a long history of success.

Areas covered include

  • BRC Global Food Safety
  •  BRC Storage & Distribution Systems
  • BRC Agents and Brokers Systems
  • Technical Consultancy
  • HACCP reviews and risk assessments
  • Supplier/Site Auditing Specialists
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