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About the Association

The Food Safety Professionals Association was set up in 2007 with the intention of bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland in an attempt to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland...Read more ›

Types of Membership

There are three categories of members.

Full membership is limited to individuals whose main employment is in a capacity typically associated with educational and consulting activities and who can demonstrate a high level of competence in and knowledge of The Food Service and Hospitality Industry and Food Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail...Read more ›

Benefits of Membership

  • Profile page on www.fspa.ie
  • Access to the resources of the FSPA.
  • Opportunity to network with peers.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Business referral between members.
  • Social interaction between fellow professionals.

The Food Safety Professionals Association

  • Set up in 2007
  • Bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland
  • The aim of the Association is to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland.
  • Provides an excellent forum and networking opportunity for food safety professionals
  • QQI registered training centre since 2010
  • The FSPA developed and run  a Food Safety Assurance Award scheme
  • If you are in need of Food Safety advice see out services page or "Our Association" page to contact one of our members
  • If you are a fellow professional and would like to join our association see the how to join section

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. ISO 9001 implemented, to its full potential, becomes an invaluable asset to your organisation.

The purpose of the standard is to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery. The standard can be used throughout an organisation to improve the performance or within a particular site, plant or department.

ISO 9001 contains eight key principles of quality management which is not auditable but do form the fundamental characteristics of quality management:

  • Customer focus and customer satisfaction
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process approach
  • A systematic approach to management
  • Continual improvement
  • Factual approach to decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationship

The FOOD Safety Professionals Association were first registered to the ISO quality standard in 2011, and since then we look at quality in every aspect of how we function as a business. Being externally audited every year keeps us focussed on how best to serve our customers, the motivation of our members to meet and exceed best practice and drive improvement across the organisation.

 

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