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BCAS update (Aug 2013)

19 August, 2013

Welcome to 11 new members

The new membership year have got off to a good start with 11 new members joining BCAS.
Airmatic Compressors.
Air Compressors and Blowers North Ltd.
Air Compressors and Blowers North East Ltd.
Bell Air Ltd.
Fluidair Ltd.
FPS Compressors.
Mid-Tech Air Products Ltd.
Mid-Tech (Compressed Air) Ltd.
PSI Air Compressors and Blowers Ltd.
Contact details for all these new members can be found on the BCAS website www.bcas.org.uk In addition to these new members, BCAS currently has another 3 companies applying for membership and hopes to be able to confirm their membership shortly. If you would like to find out how membership of BCAS can help your company, please contact the BCAS office at any time. Contact details are given on the BCAS website.
BCAS Food Grade Compressed Air Best Practice Guideline 102 sells out – more being printed
Since the publication of the first edition of this best practice guideline it has been pointed out that as compressed air is seen as a utility then its provision is normally included in the pre-requisite programme rather than directly as part of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) activity. This revised best practice guideline is now reformatted to reflect the change of emphasis.
It is still the case that a hazard analysis shall include items subject to a pre-requisite programme to establish whether there is a need to include the compressed air provision at any specific critical control point. Compressed air is an essential part of many aspects of food/beverage production and processing from the ‘farm to table’ and with the ever-increasing demands to improve health and hygiene in the food chain this best practice guideline has been produced to meet those demands.
BCAS prepared this best practice guideline with advice given by the British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd., which will give useful guidance and allow informed decisions on what type of compressed air equipment is required, how it should be installed as well as maintained, and importantly the requirements for the air purity.
Following this best practice guideline in association with the food/beverage industry requirements to apply the pre-requisite programme and where applicable HACCP process will ensure that the compressed air system will not only meet current industry best practice but also contribute to customer confidence in food supplied to market.
Thanks are extended from BCAS to not only the BRC Trading Ltd. but also those members of the society who contributed to the production of this best practice guideline.
The BCAS Food Grade Compressed Air Best Practice Guideline 102 is available from the BCAS Offices at:
£35 each for BCAS members and £25 each for quantities of 5 and above.
£50 per copy for non-members.
2013 Autumn Conference.
Building on the success of the 2013 BCAS Spring Conference, arrangements are underway on the 2013 Autumn Conference being held on Wednesday 2 October at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
The format will follow previous BCAS conferences with a welcoming breakfast followed by expert speakers covering a range of topics identified by BCAS members. Speakers confirmed so far include:
The Sector Adviser – Orgalime Bridgehead.
Steve Mills – LinkedIn Academy.
Steve Goodall – Original Input.
Stuart Klein – The Leadership Academy.
The conference will finish with a Q&A session then an extensive buffet lunch will be served.
These conferences are free for BCAS Members and non-members are welcome to attend by paying a non-member delegate fee of £75 +VAT. This delegate fee is refunded if you apply for BCAS membership after the conference and your application is accepted.
If you are interested in attending please email chris@bcas.org.uk for more details.

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