What is Audit in Food Industry?
What is auditing in food industry?
Inspecting and auditing food businesses is a humongous task, hence in order to cultivate and foster the growth of compliance culture FSSAI is enabling compliance through Auditing Agencies. While emphasising on self-compliance by the food businesses, to address the need to monitor such compliance, FSSAI is envisaging introducing Audit of the food companies by FSSAI Recognised Auditing Agencies.
Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulations, 2018 includes the Procedure for recognition of Auditing Agencies, Procedure for Renewal/ Cancellation/Suspension of recognition, Terms and conditions of recognition, auditing procedure, Duties of auditors, Audit reporting and audit monitoring system.
As per Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulations, 2018 Selected Food Categories on the basis of their risk classification will be subject to mandatory food safety Auditing. Food Businesses falling under such category would be required to get their businesses timely audited by recognised Auditing Agencies on their own. Food businesses which are not subject to mandatory auditing can also voluntarily opt for Auditing of their businesses.
Food Businesses having satisfactory audits may be subjected to less frequent inspection by Central or State licensing authorities. Hence, Third party Audits will reduce the burden on the regulatory inspection conducted by Central or State Licensing Authorities and also encourage the efficient self-compliance by the food businesses.
What are 3 types of audits?
There are three basic types of food safety audit. They are management system audit, compliance audit, and program audit.
(1) The compliance audit is done to check whether you have complied with all the applicable safety laws, standards, and other requirements. The compliance audit can be done by government safety inspector or other external safety auditors. This depends on country’s safety rules, safety management system, etc.
(2) The second type of safety audit is program audit. The safety auditor will check safety programs implementation that you have planned or is a mandatory program set by the government or other parties.
(3) The third is safety management system audit. This type of safety audit is an overall audit, where the compliance and program will also be conducted at the same time, besides checking the safety management system itself.
What is third party audit in FSSAI?
What is a 3rd party audit?
Third Party Audit means the inspection of food industry carried out by an organization or agency other than the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food Business Operators.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
What is internal audit in food industry?
Senior management commitment to food safety and quality is easily demonstrated through the internal audit program. These programs require resources in the form of employee time (attending internal auditor training and conducting the audit) and financial expenditure to plan, implement, and evaluate corrective actions, including building or equipment repairs, increased sanitation efforts, and improved employee training.
Why food safety audit is important?
What is the purpose of a food safety audit? What is the purpose of an internal audit of your food safety program?
To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, FSSAI has envisaged audits of Food Business Operators through Private Auditing Agencies. In order to cultivate and foster the growth of compliance culture, FSSAI is enabling compliance through private recognized Auditing Agencies. Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulations, 2018 has been prepared for the same.
Food Safety Audits will reduce the regulatory Food Safety Inspections conducted by Central or State Licensing Authorities. Satisfactory audits will lead to less frequent regulatory inspections by Central or State Licensing Authority except the regulatory sampling. This will strengthen food Safety surveillance system and encourage self-compliance.
internal audit program helps a facility to find and correct issues within their QMS, internal auditing has two extra benefits. First, a good internal audit program allows you to find and correct the issue before the external audit and demonstrates the facility’s dedication to customer safety. Second, the internal audit verifies continuous improvement and management commitment. Discovering non-conformances during an internal audit gives the facility the opportunity to demonstrate continuous improvement by implementing corrective actions. Senior management commitment to food safety and quality is easily demonstrated through the internal audit program. These programs require resources in the form of employee time (attending internal auditor training and conducting the audit) and financial expenditure to plan, implement, and evaluate corrective actions, including building or equipment repairs, increased sanitation efforts, and improved employee training.
How do I become a food safety auditor in India?
How can I become a food auditor in India?
How do I become a food auditor?
Find out more about working in the field of food safety. See what it takes to become a food safety auditor, including details on available training courses and certification.
Food safety auditors are responsible for ensuring that food outlets and agricultural centers are following acceptable practices and standards to deliver healthy products. The role requires attention to detail while carrying out full audits using procedures and regulations learned in training to conclude the overall standard of an outlet.
Upon graduation, you can take a third-party certification, which covers the globally used HACCP safety guidance. These programs are recognized by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) or ANSI (American National Standards Institute), along with food retailers and organizations worldwide. There are a range of courses worldwide which embed these set standards and regulations, which can then lead to a role as a food safety auditor. On-the-job training in this role may cover areas such as food production techniques along with food hygiene and sanitation procedures.
How do I conduct Food Safety Audit?
What are the Steps to Proceed and How to Achieve Food Safety Audit?
Based on the Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulation, 2018, Part III. Section 8(3), the food businesses subject to mandatory food safety auditing shall get its manufacturing, repacking and relabelling business audited by recognised auditing agency at interval specified by the food authority.
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