Mark Ryland Associates Ltd


Management Consultancy & Independent Auditing

Mark Ryland Associates has experience of developing, implementing and managing the following Quality Assurance Standards with clients.

british retail consortium global standards

ISO Standards

Agricultural industries confederation


The British Retail Consortium responding to industry needs has developed the BRC Global Standards which are used not only to assess food suppliers but as a framework by which many companies have based their supplier assessment programs, The development of the BRC Global Standards was initially driven by the need to meet legislative requirements of the EU General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act, But was quickly seen as having significant benefits to the suppliers of products to the UK retailers.

Mark Ryland Associates has experience of developing, implementing and managing the following BRC Global Standards with clients:


  • BRC Global Standard - Food
  • BRC Global Standard - Storage and Distribution

Agricultural Industries Confederation is the Scheme Manager of the following schemes which provide assurance in the feed, food and fertiliser supply chain.

  • Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS)
  • Feed Material Assurance Scheme (FEMAS)
  • Trade Assurance Scheme for Combine Crops (TASCC)
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS)

These schemes were developed to help prevent major feed and food safety scares and ensure fertiliser security in response to customer, industry, governments and stakeholders requirements.


quality assurance standards

  • ISO 9001: 2008 Quality is an international reference for quality requirements in business to business dealings.
  • ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Standard helps organisations meet their environmental challenges.
  • ISO 22000: 2005 Food and Safety Standard enables organisations to meet the requirements of food safety legislation.
  • ISO 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety helps organisations to implement effective health and safety management systems.

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