The Australian food industry is constantly changing, don’t get left behind by ensuring that your food safety skills are up to date. Advancing Food Safety, ISO Compliance provides full-service food safety training, auditing and consulting services covering a wide variety of standards and schemes such as SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, as well as general topics such as allergen management, traceability and more.
A food safety program is a proven system for managing food safety. If developed and followed properly, a food safety program will help ensure the food you sell is safe. A food safety program can also help to manage your business better through improved record keeping and cost control. An appropriate and well implemented food safety program can also help a food business demonstrate that all due diligence was exercised to prevent a breach of the Act.
Under the Act, certain licensable food businesses must have a food safety program accredited by their local government. the requirements for this can vary from state o state. There are significant penalties for not having a food safety program, our consultation services will help you to assess your current process incline with relevant acts and make changes whore necessary and assist with a successful accreditation.
What must a food safety program contain?
A food safety program must:
- systematically identify the food safety hazards that are reasonably likely to occur in food handling operations of the food business, and
- identify where, in a food handling operation of the food business, each hazard identified can be controlled and the means of control, and
- provide for the systematic monitoring of the means of control, and
- provide for appropriate corrective action to be taken when a hazard identified is not under control, and
- provide for the regular review of the program to ensure it is appropriate for the food business, and
- provide for the keeping of appropriate records for the food business, including records about action taken to ensure the business is carried on in compliance with the program, and
- contain other information, relating to the control of food safety hazards, prescribed under a regulation.
- A customer may audited your company by their own representatives or by an independent auditor
- Understand the requirements and the Standard and requirements of your customer
- Gain senior management commitment
- Assess compliance with the Standard
- If necessary work with ISO Compliance training providers to assist your understanding
- Approach positively and with commitment
- Continuous compliance is expected
- A well conducted audit by a competent auditor will provide useful feedback on your company’s ability to supply safe and legal food
- Important part of the supplier monitoring process
- A supplier auditing programme should be based on risk of product and status of the supplier
- It is good practice to audit a new supplier before commencing business and monitor their product at increased sampling levels when first accepting delivery
- Supplier audits should be used as part of the investigation process if problems are experienced
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