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HomeAgriculture & FoodFoodRetail & HospitalityOther Food Industry CertificationUS Food Safety Management Assessment Program
Food producers serving the US market, domestically and internationally, can ease their route to market and achieve FDA regulatory compliance with this program. Set against the backdrop of the USA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and a plethora of voluntary third party certification schemes, this new program combines multiple standards into one scheme.
Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for use in the USA, this program can streamline the audit and assessment process for food facilities, as well as reducing the need for multiple audits. Our US Food Safety Management assessment or audit incorporates:
In addition, this program can be performed as a gap assessment to assess a facility prior to a US FDA FSMA inspection.
All our services are customizable and client specific requirements can be built into this food safety management assessment program. In addition to audit/assessment against the relevant laws and regulations, our experts can incorporate requirements that go beyond the legal minimum.
Combining audits into one program is more efficient and less disruptive to your business.
This program is not designed to replace certification to any of the existing GFSI certification schemes, but can be audited in parallel to a GFSI scheme. It is expected that this scheme will therefore facilitate quicker market access and reduce the regulatory burden, while potentially saving both time and money.
All our food safety management assessors and auditors meet the US FDA qualification standard for voluntary third party certification, for food and feed requirements. In addition, they all have extensive industry experience and category specific knowledge relevant for the facility they are assessing or auditing. At the same time, we have designed the program to assure the auditor/assessor sufficient time to review both the facility and its documentation.
Contact SGS today to find out how our food safety services can support your business.
We are conducting a survey to improve understanding of current industry practices relating to allergen control and management. Responding to the survey will take about 10 minutes.
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The results will be shared across the industry in Q1 2014.