Regulatory Food Safety Audits WA

Food Safety Plus is leading provider of regulatory food safety auditing in WA. Our friendly and approachable auditors are approved by the WA Department of Health. At Food Safety Plus, regulatory food safety audits are conducted in a professional and cost effective manner.

Service Focussed

We are friendly, approachable and listen to you. We work to develop an ongoing relationship with our clients, with services provided on an agreed schedule that best meets your needs.

Understanding

Our services are based on a practical approach that supports business improvement. We provide you with increased confidence in the performance of your food safety practices.

What’s involved?

The Food Act requires child care and aged centres which prepare and serve food to develop and implement a food safety plan. Your first thought might be that developing a plan may be time consuming, difficult or even just too hard. However there are many free and simple to use guides available on the internet.

As the purpose of a food safety plan is to safeguard health and to protect your business, utilising a simple plan is well worth the effort. In most instances, a documented food safety plan will likely formalise your existing good practices.

What to expect from a regulatory food safety auditor

When auditors visit, they must follow a Code of Conduct. You can expect the auditor to be polite and give you feedback about any problems they have identified. If your auditor advises you to do something, they must tell you whether you need to do it to comply with the law, or whether it is good practice. Your auditor should be friendly, approachable, and respectful. The auditor should dress appropriately, listen to you and offer value for money.

Regulatory Food Safety Audit Process

Being well prepared will assist both you and the auditor. Before the audit, take the time to read over your food safety plan and ensure that it is up to date. Gather your past 6 to 12 months of records including:

  • council inspection reports,
  • food receival and temperature checks,
  • staff training, cleaning and sanitation, thermometer calibration,pest control,
  • annual review or internal audit.

An audit commences with an ‘entry interview’ and concludes with an ‘exit interview’. During the audit, the auditor will review:

  • the facilities, resources and equipment where you prepare food,
  • your food safety plan and records,
  • how you manage allergens.

Within 5 days of the regulatory food safety audit, you will receive a formal audit report including the evidence supporting the auditors’ viewpoint. If any non-conformances are identified you will have 14 days from the audit date to remedy those. You will need to provide the auditor with examples of the corrective actions taken. After 14 days the audit report is sent to your local council.

Food Safety Plus has qualified regulatory food safety auditors that are approved by the health department under the Food Act. We are friendly, approachable and listen to you. We work to develop an ongoing relationship with our clients, with services provided on an agreed schedule that best meets your needs. Contact us for an obligation free quotation.