Remote HACCP Audits

Food Safety Plus is facilitating remote HACCP audits to comply with government advice whilst continuing to offer HACCP Certification to eligible low risk businesses.

Remote HACCP Audits

Food Safety Plus is facilitating remote HACCP audits to comply with government advice whilst continuing to offer HACCP Certification to eligible low risk businesses.

Guidance for Remote HACCP Audits

Enhance your food safety management reputation with HACCP certification from Food Safety Plus.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certification instantly demonstrates to customers your commitment to producing or trading in safe food. Demonstrating a real commitment to food safety through HACCP compliance can also transform your brand and act as an effective entry-to-market tool, opening up new business opportunities.

Food Safety Plus HACCP Certification is ideal for all food businesses that require recognition of their HACCP based food safety management system. HACCP Certification provides national recognition that you have implemented a system of food safety hazard controls based on the principles outlined in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and Guidelines for its Application, issued by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Food Safety Plus HACCP certification is based on a practical and helpful approach that supports your business. It provides you and your customers with increased confidence in the performance of your food safety practices.

We provide HACCP certification and food safety auditing services in a positive, engaging approach and seek to build long term professional relationships with our clients.

What am I being audited against?

Your business will be audited against the Food Safety Plus – HACCP Certification Requirements, 2019

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How will I be audited?

To ensure the integrity of the audit process and enable you to provide us with sufficient, valid and reliable evidence we will give you a guide which you should use when providing us with evidence. You are required to complete the following:

  • Provide all listed documents
  • Ensure all documents are signed and dated
  • Ensure all documents are valid and current (6 months or less)

Reasonable adjustments may be considered as long as this does not change the requirements of the standards being assessed. Please discuss any reasonable adjustment with your auditor prior to the audit.

How do remote HACCP audits work?

Details of your specific audit may vary, but the overall process will be as follows:

  • Remote audit planning & assessment of available communication technology
  • We will schedule your remote HACCP audit
  • We will communicate with you to discuss any logistics and technology details
  • You must prepare and submit relevant documents and records
  • Virtual audit occurs
  • You will receive an audit report
  • You will need to correct any non-conformances
  • You will receive a HACCP certificate (where applicable)

Getting ready for your remote audit

Prior to the start of your audit, there are a few things you will need to get ready to ensure your auditor has everything he/she might need. Things to consider include:

  • Key Personnel – your designated personnel will need to be available throughout the entire audit. Top leadership should be prepared to be available during the opening and closing meetings, as well as various times throughout the audit if questions arise
  • Documentation – your auditor will ask you to email various documents so they can be reviewed remotely, including internal audit records and plans, management meeting minutes and actions, complaints and corrections logs, any processes documents and records, etc.
  • Site Availability – ypu will need to  have someone available to walk the auditor through your facility using a mobile camera or webcam. The details of the technology will be discussed and decided on prior to the start of your audit and production processes
  • Internet Connection – a WIFI connection will be necessary to conduct a remote audit. Make sure to test the application or conferencing system prior to the start of the audit and familiarise yourself with the functionalities.

Discuss your requirements with one of our consultants today