Third Party Audits & Inspection

One of the keys to any successful Food Hygiene and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Auditing is to "know who you are buying from.". To do this, food suppliers' facilities should be inspected on a regular basis by our own auditors. This must be done in a comprehensive but cost-effective manner. All your facilities and processes, as well as those vendors and suppliers who service your food material, warehousing and transportations needs should be evaluated on a regular basis by auditors.

However, adequate, and up to date standards and requirements can only be verified through approved 3rd party audits. Combinations of these two methods are the best way to protect you against unexpected safety or quality incidents. At the same time, the process must be accomplished in a comprehensive, yet cost effective manner.

What is a Food Hygiene Audit

A third-party audit is when a food business hires an independent auditing firm to complete a food safety and quality assessment of their operations. ... While many food businesses conduct internal audits of their own operations, enlisting an outside firm maximizes the likelihood of an unbiased assessment. Safefoodhandler offers Food Hygiene Audits and Good Manufacturing Practices Audits to help brands, retailers and producers ensure compliance throughout their food supply chain and improve quality management systems.

 

Food Hygiene Audits

Safefoodhandler Food Hygiene Audits are designed to ensure that your supply chain, including your food suppliers and food servicing facilities, abides to national and international requirements on hygiene and/or your own HACCP plan. To satisfy your customers and avoid safety-related recalls, retailers and manufacturers must take extra care to their food suppliers, while food processors want to ensure that their facilities meet appropriate standards.

Food Hygiene Audits

Safefoodhandler compliance is the first step towards establishing hygiene management and is applicable across the food processing chain. We help you achieve and compliance with specialized audits which check for the conformity of hygiene, sanitary and food handling practices at each step of your facility.                                                 

Food hygiene audits cover such areas of attention as:

  • Food handling practices

  • Employee hygiene practices

  • Sanitation facilities

  • Pest control

  • Prevention of physical and chemical hazards.

Food Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Audits

According to the FDA, GMP is applicable for all food processing facilities and allows affability in its implementation, assurance of a safe food supply. Our GMP food safety audits provide you with the vision you need to improve your food safety and quality systems.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a set of operational requirements to ensure production of safe and quality food.  Our specialized GMP audits, which include thorough on-site assessment and detailed reports with objective data, help you achieve GMP compliance and secure food safety in your supply chain.
Third party audits we provide a credible verification system with Alliance to the entire food processing industry including retail environments having a HACCP plan in place is often a first step to a successful food safety program, but is not entirely enough to ensure that food safety standards are being adhered to on a consistent basis. Purchasing food products from an outside source may directly impact on the success of your business, if your vendor does not adhere to the same strict sanitation standards as maintained in your operations.

GMP food audits include:

  • Raw materials (including water)

  • Production processes

  • Equipment used in processing and manufacturing

  • Labeling process

  • Personnel training and handling practices

  • Buildings and facilities

  • Prevention of physical and chemical hazards

  • In-house laboratories

  • Records and documentation

  • Consumer complaints recording

To ensure continuing compliance, we recommend performing follow-up surveillance visits at four-month intervals.