Meeting Auditor Expectations

If you operate in the food and beverage processing and packaging sector, you’re familiar with the substantial requirements large retailers ask you to comply with. This includes food safety requirements, which ultimately affect quality, maintenance, building management, personnel management, and nearly every aspect in your environment.

Inevitably, these requirements translate into a significant number of personnel based monitoring activities to prevent food safety issues, activities that auditors will evaluate compliance with regularly.

Deploying the appropriate tools to deal with prevention activites can have a measurable impact on whether or not your comply. By providing technicians with access to digital information on their workflow, operating procedures, and activities, compliance can be observed in real-time, and by providing the right system to technicians, non-conformities can be kept to a minimum. This can lead to reduced downtime, improved quality, protection of key contracts with retailers, optimized workflow, and a variety of other tangible benefits.

The most common issues (commonly referred to as non-conformities) observed by food safety auditors who audit to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety include the following:

  • failure to execute on appropriate plans
  • building fabric issues not identified due to improper monitoring
  • poor pest control
  • poor housekeeping and hygiene
  • improper plans in place to identify and control hazards to prevent food safety issues (commonly referred to as HACCP plans)

SiteFlo continues to have a quantifiable effect on the prevention of food safety issues, helping to address each one of the items noted above by advancing monitoring, reporting and management activities.

To find out more about how SiteFlo helps our customers meet stringent auditor expectations and reduce non-conformities, contact us at info@xiplinx.com.