The Preventive Food Safety Program brings together industry experts from complimentary organizations to help lead the way towards safer food manufacturing. Through a single purchasing source, you can select from a variety of services not offered by a single organization to help find and address the gaps in your food safety program. After reading through the available services, contact us to start developing your custom program.
Contamination control experts come on-site to determine a plan of action in case of a microbial contamination. The facility would be evaluated and broken down into sections based on a microbial risk assessment performed with facility management. Planning ahead reduces downtime and allows you to quickly get back up into production after a contamination.Scenarios, timelines, and costs will be developed such that everything is in place in the event that an emergency decontamination is required.
Traditional sanitation methods have difficulty truly eliminating pathogens from hard-to-reach areas. Supplementing your routine sanitation program with a high-level decontamination method can eliminate the pathogens within niches and harborage sites to provide a cleaner and safer environment than ever before. A schedule will be worked out based on production schedules, environmental monitoring data, and overall risk levels and carried out to further reduce the risk of microbial contamination on Zone 1 surfaces and products themselves.
An outsider’s perspective on your current Food Safety Program will shed insight on possible issues that are currently
being overlooked. This gap assessment consists of a document review and an onsite inspection of the facility to
identify potential areas of improvement.
The Document Review includes:
The Onsite Activities include:
Battle complacency within your Environmental Monitoring program by enabling experts to analyze your current program. This will include a review of sampling procedures and locations, and include a challenge of your laboratory. Learn about new tools, techniques, strategies, and what others in the industry are doing to successfully find the problem areas within their facility. This service is available as part of the "Comprehensive Food Safety Program Review" as noted above or as a separate service if the full review is not requested.
Our experts have helped clients through recalls by handling public relations, managing the recall efforts, and acting as a liaison with the government. Learn what you need to have established in case of a recall, so you can react quickly and efficiently while managing your liabilities.
Conducting a mock inspection can help find any deficiencies at your facility before an inspector does. This service enables you to address and correct any issues found with more time, less stress, and less consequences. Mock Inspections can be held for FDA, FSIS, or OSHA standards and regulations.
Confirming results with an outside lab can instill confidence in your program and ensure you can trust the results you’re getting from environmental swabs and product testing. Services can include:
It is important to periodically review your current insurance coverages to verify that the policies you have are adequately covering your risks. In the event of a food recall, any or all of a company’s insurance policies can become activated. It becomes important to evaluate the entire insurance portfolio in order to ensure that all liabilities are covered, reviewing everything from policy limits to endorsements and exclusions. One of the most important aspects of a review would be of your product contamination (“food recall”) insurance, making sure it covers “voluntary” recall, and will reimburse for recall, replacement, business interruption, and crisis consultant costs.
With ever changing regulations, it’s even more important to stay up-to-date with food safety law and how it is being applied. Food Industry Counsel, the only law firm to exclusively represent food industry clients, can assist with such tasks as:
Our experts offer a multitude of training options, including: