Earning a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification is a major milestone for any company in the food industry. Meeting the rigorous safety standard isn’t always easy, but the rewards are often well worth the effort.
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The Global Food Safety Initiative, or GFSI, imposes some strict compliance standards on companies wishing to be GFSI-certified.
A GFSI certification helps businesses prove that their food meets incredibly tough standards for safety and quality, opening new business opportunities and increasing consumer confidence. The question is, “Is your business ready for a GFSI audit?”
Topics: GFSI Audits
Meeting the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI’s) optional certification can be very demanding. However, qualifying for GFSI certification can provide numerous benefits for businesses in the food industry, including:
Preparing for a safety and performance audit requires preparation, thorough documentation and testing on behalf of manufacturers. In compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) new production standards, it is important that manufacturers know and anticipate machine and system requirements prior to auditing, as this can save precious company time and resources, and limit instances of nonconformance with the audit review.
Modern industrial metal detectors have been described as some of the lesser successful machines in auditing tests and examinations, with up to 75% of audits reportedly encountering some type of non-conformance; however, manufacturers can keep their companies out of this statistic by incorporating proper operator training and accurate record keeping. Effective and standardized testing procedures, and the knowledge of how the three metal detection applications function with regard these procedures, can greatly ease the stresses of the auditing process.