Food Safety Program Creation
Why create a food safety program?
Whether you need a Food Safety Plan for compliance with the FDA’s FSMA regulations or a more robust Food Safety Management System to achieve a food safety certification, we can develop your system from the ground up. We work with your team to determine where food safety and quality controls are needed, develop appropriate procedures and controls, and design systems to manage those controls including the following:
Once all policies and procedures are in place and your staff is trained accordingly, your organization will be positioned to move forward with 2nd and 3rd party audits, GSFI, or other certification programs.
Why Is It Important?
Most US food manufacturers and distributors fall under the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule, often abbreviated PCHF. The Rule requires applicable companies to develop and maintain a Food Safety Plan which includes GMPs, a hazard analysis, and preventive controls across process, allergen, sanitation, and supply chain in order to mitigate any identified risk. Companies falling under the PCHF rule are required to use a PCQI, or Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, to:
- Oversee development of the Food Safety Plan
- Oversee validation of process preventive controls(i.e CCPs)
- Perform record reviews and periodic reanalysis of the food safety program
Avert’s certified Lead Instructors for the International HACCP Alliance and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance are keenly positioned to create just the right plan for your operation, giving you the program you need without all the fluff.
While not mandated, most national and international food manufacturers, retail brands, and food service operators require GFSI certification for raw materials and finished products. Only GFSI-certified operations are eligible to supply major retailers such as Costco, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s. Beyond the possible business benefits, products produced under certified GFSI operations are of better quality and food safety versus similar products not produced under GFSI controls.
Let’s talk about it!
Avert has over twenty years of expertise assisting the food and dietary supplement industries. With a proven track record of satisfied customers, Avert is ready to help with your project. Avert is your one-stop shop for all of your food safety training and program development needs. Stay compliant with regulatory and customer requirements while showing your commitment to quality and food safety. Call or email us today!