Corrective Action Before Food Safety Audit
Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2013 -- In an effort to best capture the process of these food audits, TraceGains wants to hear about “the worst food audit experiences.” According to Gary Nowacki, TraceGains’ CEO, “Telling these stories is cathartic. It allows people at food manufacturers and processors to finally share food audit experiences in a friendly yet anonymous setting. This is the antidote to the audit venom. We encourage and request all food safety and quality professionals to share their stress and nightmare food audit experiences.”
Food Safety and Quality Systems Manager at Rudolph Foods Company, Inc., reported, “An interesting question. Within SQF (Food Safety and Quality) auditors have the option of a 'critical' finding, which is cause for suspension of the certification. A critical non-conformance is when there is an actually observed threat to food safety. Major findings are for system failures that lead to a compromised food safety system and minors are for situations that have the potential of leading to a threat to food safety. A responsible management team would not produce unsafe food and would need to make appropriate decisions both short term (immediately) and long term to prevent recurrences of the problem at hand. But shutting down would be an extreme last resort that can put the future of the business in jeopardy.”
For the next two months, TraceGains will collect food audit horror story submissions and will recognize the top 3 audit horror story submissions with a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.
The deadline for submission is December 18, 2013. Enter at: http://www.tracegains.com/audit-horror-story.html
About TraceGains, Inc.
TraceGains, Inc. (http://www.tracegains.com) delivers a full service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solutions to quality, purchasing, product development, regulatory, and other departments at food manufacturers and processors, who are overburdened with manually managing suppliers and documents. Unlike manual, ERP, or traditional document systems, TraceGains extracts data from supplier documents and automatically takes action against customers’ own business rules.
TraceGains is proven to empower people to quickly solve problems, speed audits, and simplify continuous product improvement. From C-level executives to quality and strategic sourcing departments this supplier document management solution simultaneously reduces costs while improving quality – automatically. The resulting actionable business intelligence is quickly leveraged for supply chain, ingredient, and raw material optimization.
By automatically reducing ingredient variability, finished goods are more easily and cost-effectively produced, while the cost of poor quality is significantly reduced. Charge-backs and stock-outs are kept to a minimum; purchasing and negotiating power with suppliers is increased. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.