At MCI Systems we know there are a number of best practices that businesses must adhere to so we help our customers to achieve their industry best practice wherever possible. Some of these best practices are relevant across many industries - such as from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) - while others are specific to a particular industry.
MCI Myrias is very flexible at incorporating procedures, data collection and control required to ensure that best practices are achieved and that all documentation to prove adherence to best practice is secure and easily retrievable.
Legislation is also a key issue for our customers and their businesses. There is a lot of legislation connected to the processes supported by the MCI Myrias software systems. Informing, updating and generally educating customers about key important legislation is just one of the highly valuable services we offer.
As times get tougher legislation is becoming more of an issue because it is connected to cost - the more accurate a company can be the more money they can save - however, in order to meet legislative requirements they need to be very accurate.
MCI Myrias is used by many companies to ensure that relevant legislation is met. The data collected can provide up-to-the-minute, accurate reports that are acceptable to the specific legislative bodies, as well as for internal auditing purposes.
Below can be found information on legislation for key areas relevant to our customers:
Weights and Measures
UK Packaged Goods
The Packaged Goods Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/659) set out a complete regime for the average system of quantity control applied to packaged goods.
The Regulations repeal Part V of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 and replace the Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986/2049). They form part of a programme of simplifying UK weights and measures law within the requirements of the relevant EC Directives. The Directives which are implemented through these Regulations are Directive 75/106/EEC and Directive 76/211/EEC, governing the quantity control of packaged goods under the 'average' system of quantity control. This system was first introduced in 1979; before that, UK law required all indications of quantity to be minimum indications (that is, the quantity had to be at least equal to that indicated). The new Regulations reflect more precisely the wording in the Directives.
- Weights and Measures Act 2006
- Weights and Measures Act 1985
- Weights and Measures Act 1979
- NWML Guidance Notes on W&M 2006 NWML PGR guidance
- NWML Guidance Notes on Deregulating Fixed Pack Sizes
Customs and Excise
- The General Food Regulations 2004
- EU Directive 178/2002
New E.U. law, came in to force on 1st January 2005 by UK General Food Regulaton 2004 enforcing EU Directive 178/2002. This provides legislation for one-forward one-back traceability. Manufacturers are now required by law to declare which ingredients, from which batch and from which supplier, were used to produce the goods provided to which customer. You must be able to trace all materials used in food manufacturing or processing on demand. It requires that food businesses keep records of their suppliers and businesses they supply to, and to make such records available to competent authorities on demand. This places obligations on food businesses to be able to recall, and/or withdraw, food from the market if it is not in compliance with food safety requirements, and to notify competent authorities.
- The Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations 1999
In the USA information must be supplied within a four-hour time frame and mock recalls are put in place to test a manufacturer's systems.
Weights and Measures
- UK Weights and measures industry specifics
- UK Weights and measures best practice notes
- Non UK weights and measures (Japan)
- Non UK weights and measures (US)
- Non UK weights and measures (Australia)
Waste legislation ensures that waste must be handled, quantified, traced and reported to new standards.
- General Waste Directive (EU Directive 2008/98/EC)
- Animal by-products including processed products (EU Regulation 1774/2002)
- Quarry and Mining Waste Directive (EU Directive 2006/21/EC)