SANITATION AND GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES
FISA offers several auditing options. They can cover an entire operation or a single process or commodity line. Coordinated quality system audits with in-depth environmental sanitation inspections on a regular frequency are the best way to prevent food protection issues.
FISA audits are intended to find, evaluate, correct and prevent recurrence of any sanitation or food safety deficiency. FISA professionals are trained to look for and see physical, chemical, biological and operational oversights that are not always evident to others.
FISA is prepared to audit using any one of several existing scoring procedures or we can develop a rating system specific to any individual plant or operation. FISA may use your internal audit form, if desired.
In addition to identifying conditions that may be detrimental to a food operation, FISA professionals make recommendations for practical solutions using their previous firsthand experience when they have encountered and solved most of the same deficiencies.
FISA Audits evaluate:
- Cleaning results, methods, tools and materials.
- Quality System and Food Safety programs.
- Food protection methods and results from procurement through the shipping process.
- Prevention and control of foreign substance contamination.
- The pest control procedures and results.
- The hygiene and behavior of personnel.
At the conclusion of every audit, the findings and recommendations are reviewed in person with the facility management. If the rating system requires it, the grade or score is reported at this time. All critical and important findings are listed in writing and left with the plant. A formal report is sent to all designated senior management.
FOOD SECURITY AUDITS
Professionally trained staff conduct gap analysis, review and audit the existing programs and make recommendations when needed. Food security not only includes the grounds, facilities, personnel and utilities (electric, gas and water), but security of records, programs, formulations and customer specifications. Reviews of computer and hard copy security are a part of the evaluation.
FISA conducts supplier audits focused on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and product recall review in addition to physical, chemical and biological factors. The supplier audits are customized for your situational requirements.