Food Industry Abbreviations & Acronyms
Here is a list of the definitions for abbreviations and acronyms that are used within the food manufacturing industry.
18th Edition Electrical engineering qualification 5s Continuous Improvement techniques - Sorting, Stabilizing, Sweeping, Standardizing and Sustaining APAC Asia Pacific BRC British Retail Consortium BRCGS Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards CAD Computer-aided design CAPEX Capital Expenditure CCP Critical Control Point(s) CIEH Chartered Institute of Environmental Health CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel Development CIPS Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply CNC Computerised Numerically Controlled COMAH Control of Major Accident Hazards COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health CPC Certificate of Professional Competence – driving CPMU Complaints Per Million Units EFSIS European Food Standards Inspection Services EHO Environmental Health Organisation EMEA Europe Africa Middle East EPD Existing Product Development ERP Electronic Resource Planning – Software system used in planning Evolve / Inspire Sainsbury's Specification System FDA United States Food and Drug Administration FIND M&S Specification System FIR Food Information Regulations FMCG Fast Moving Consumer Goods FSMS Food Safety Management System FSQA Food Safety and Quality Assurance FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification GDP Good Distribution Practice GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative GLP Good Laboratory Practices GMP Good Manufacturing Practice HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Hamilton Grant Generic Specification System Hive ASDA specification system HORECA Hotels, restaurants and cafes IEHO Institute of Environmental Health Officers IFST Institute of Food Science & Technology IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety & Health IPD Institute of Personnel Development ISO International Organization for Standardization ISO9001/2 British Quality Classification Code Kaizen Philosophy used in Continuous Improvement - designed to involve everyone in manufacturing from the top to bottom KPI Key Performance Indicator MCreate Morrisons Specification System MRP Material Requirements Planning – production planning & inventory control systems MRP Materials Resource Planning My Core Co-operative Specification System NEBOSH National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health NEBSM National Examination Board of Supervisory Management NPD New Product Development NPI New Product Introduction OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness P&L Profit and Loss PIU Product integrity unit PPE Personal Protective Equipment PPM Planned Preventative Maintenance (Reactive Maintenance) PRP Prerequisite Programme QA Quality Assurance Qadex Generic Specification System QC Quality Control QESH
Quality, Environment, Safety & Health
QMS Quality Management System RCA Root Cause Analysis RIPHH Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene RTITB Counter Balance Fork Lift Truck Licence SALSA Safe and local supplier auditing SAP Systems and Procedures SIX SIGMA Used in Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing - qualified people are graded by belt colour with black being the highest SKU Stock Keeping Unit SOP Standard Operating Procedure SQF Safe Quality Foods SSoW Safe System of Work TACCP Threat Assessment Critical Control Point Tesco Quality Connect Tesco Specification System TQC Total Quality Concepts TQM Total Quality Management VACCP Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Point Waitrose Product Pathway Waitrose Specification System Wave Lidl Specification System