Key benefits of this service include verification of compliance with EU legislation, increasing food safety and product quality, and being prepared for FVO / ESA inspection.
This service includes a EU conform audit of the production facilities including an assessment of the internal controls applied, such as own checks and HACCP as applicable.
The importance of these checks and their documentation can’t be over emphasised. It is not enough to comply with the legislation during a visit by the authorities or a customer, a proof must be provided for such compliance at any given time. Only a well-established and maintained documentation will demonstrate such compliance.
A thorough physical inspection of all rooms and equipment included into the production process will be carried out. Issues such as structure and layout, installation and equipment, maintenance and cleanliness and operational hygiene will be analysed and assessed. A detailed report will be compiled listing all deficiencies detected.
Advice following an audit
Upon request, we are able to give your company a proposal for a corrective action. Each individual deficiency will be discussed and corrective action proposed. Some of the deficiencies detected during EU or ESA inspections might appear to require considerable investments. This could however in some cases be avoided if detailed analysis of the deficiencies is carried out and all possible solutions are properly evaluated.
It is a well-established fact, that staff working for a long time within the same company become ‘house-blind’ or immune regarding their surroundings, not registering the deficiencies around them, which they otherwise would.
In such cases an outside agent, critically assessing the situation on a regular basis, can help the hygiene management of the establishment to stay on top of the situation. Receiving such a visit will put the management in a position to receive a customer or the relevant authorities with confidence at any given time.