The internal audit is an essential element for the proper functioning of any food safety management system.
All audit schemes require an initial certification and ongoing recertification, which includes annual site audits at a minimum.
Packaging materials are part of the food processors’ ingredient list, and it only makes common sense that they should be treated the same as any substance when it comes to food safety.
Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.
This article highlights important updates to the ISO 22000 standards.
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.
The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.
If auditors and auditees are prepared, audits can be relatively painless and result in valuable information that sets the stage for continuing process improvement.
The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.
The Certified Angus Beef brand was founded by Angus cattle rancher members of the American Angus Association.
Teamwork and preparation are necessary to meet the constant and enormous challenges of producing safe food as well as passing a food safety audit with flying colors.
Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.
Third-party audits have played, and by necessity will continue to play, a very important role in assuring the safety of the food supply.
Manufacturers should be able to verify the products obtained from their sanitation chemical supplier.
Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.
Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.