GFSI Compliance and Certification
Food Safety is a critical component of the future of the food industries. Although governments play an essential role in ensuring the wholesomeness of foods, the ultimate responsibility for implementing adequate controls remains with the food industry.
Having a properly designed and validated HACCP plan is regulated by the government and is a must for those who want to conduct the business. Educated customers constantly demand higher standards when it comes to food safety and quality. Many businesses adopted the initiative called Safe Quality Food (SQF) or British Retail Consortium (BRC) to meet these requirements.
Properly designed and documented food safety and quality management systems allow manufacturers to obtain SQF or BRC certification. Being SQF or BRC certified lets your customers rely on products you produce!
Northwest Food Consultants will assure that your business has well designed and fully functioning food safety and quality systems.
We offer comprehensive assistance in getting your company ready for your initial or re-certification SQF or BRC audit. If requested, we offer consultancy service to our clients during the actual GFSI audits.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies that manufacture, process or pack food to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.m21 CFR part 117 – Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food require businesses to conduct Hazard Analysis and based on its outcome implement preventive controls to manage significant hazards. Development of the food safety system may be complicated, and in many cases, requires professional assistance. Northwest Food Consultants offers in-depth assistance in the development and implementation of your FSMA compliant food safety system.
3rd Party Audit Preparation
Having well-designed food safety and quality management system is a necessity these days. Most of the retailers in the U.S. require their suppliers to have a current 3rd party audit.
Northwest Food Consultants provide complex assistance with preparations to any 3rd party audit. We specialize in preparations for most of the GMP, or HACCP /GMP audits such as AIB, Silliker, NSF, Primus Lab, YUM! Brands and Costco audits.
We will work with your staff to ensure all elements of your system are compliant with the audit code, implemented and functioning properly.
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