Food Safety Audits Whilst accreditation to GFSI standards is increasingly common in the food manufacturing, there are many specialised areas in the food industry where a client feels that these standards are not appropriate for their business needs. Such instances may include food safety audits of retailing / industrial catering / foodservice operations or food manufacturing where the systems relating to the manufacture of a specific product requires a more process led approach to ensure that a supplier’s food safety & quality system has been applied to a specific product supplied over a period time. Audits are also initiated by a customer experiencing supplier quality or food safety problems whereby a specific issue needs to be investigated and resolved. We can carry out full technical audits of food manufacturers, ingredient and packaging suppliers and can also provide internal audits of BRC certificated companies. A cost effective programme of food safety audits which includes the assessment of potential suppliers and a planned monitoring programme for existing suppliers or a clients own operations e.g. retail or restaurant chains. Overseas suppliers for UK based companies and European based suppliers for companies in the USA can be audited where an initial screening is required as part of a product development system. Deficiencies and weaknesses are identified on site, discussed and documented. A realistic appraisal of suppliers or a clients own operations which is based on industrial experience. We can also provide a local presence for consultancy companies who have a national contract but require someone to complete audits in northern England..