There are many different audit formats being used within the food industry, but regardless of which one you choose, the best reason to have an audit is the genuine desire to improve.
For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.
While the U.S. food supply is considered generally safe, a steady stream of high profile food-related illness outbreaks undermines that idea.
ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.
Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.
If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.
Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.
Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.
This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.