Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Food Safety Audit
In the ever-growing global food industry, food safety has become a top area of scrutiny for both consumers and retailers. Given today’s greater awareness around the need for food safety systems and processes, comes an increased responsibility for food processing companies to have sound manufacturing systems in place.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) function as the baseline for an effective food safety management system and a GMP audit can help your company improve its food safety and quality systems.
A GMP food safety audit will focus on preventing contamination and reducing risk within your company by assessing the following four sections: PREREQUISITE CONTROLS, HACCP & MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, DOCUMENTATION & PREMISES.
PRE-REQUISITE CONTROLS - This section includes a review of the following:
- Personal Hygiene
- Cleaning / Sanitation
- Contamination/Cross-Contamination Prevention
- Environment & Process Control
- Control of Raw Materials
- Stock Control
- Waste Control
- Pest Control
- Labelling Control
- Third Party Distribution & Storage Control
- Product Shelf-Life
HACCP & MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - The following requirements are assessed:
- Food Safety Systems Review
- Corrective Action
- Managing Incidents
- Complaint Handling
Why choose a GMP Food Safety Audit?
In the ever-growing global food industry, food safety is a top priority for both consumers and retailers. An Orion independent GMP audit will verify that your company’s food safety practices and processes are effectively implemented, including your HACCP Program.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) function as the baseline of a food safety management system and the GMP audit can help your company improve its food safety and quality systems.
Some companies use this audit as a platform to prepare for an accredited certification to one of the GFSI audits - SQF, FSSC 22000 and BRC, that Orion can also do for you.
We provide independent, third-party verification that your GMP program is effective and robust. Upon completion of a successful GMP audit, we will issue you with a certificate, with a validity of 12 months, indicating your company’s Good Manufacturing Practices are effective.
The Orion Difference
We consolidate audits to save time, cost and disruption.
At Orion, we’ve established a process that allows us to combine standard audits – saving you money and time while adding long-term value to your company’s reputation.
Why not combine your GMP audit with SQF, FSSC 22000 and BRC?
Contact us today to learn more.