Your food safety program is only as strong as the suppliers you are buying from. Many of the international food safety standards have requirements for supplier verification audits.
Facilities, processes, as well as vendors and suppliers who service raw material, packaging, warehousing and transportation needs should be verified and audited on a regular basis.
Supplier Verification Audits provide a system to the entire food processing industry including fruit, vegetable and produce suppliers. Having a HACCP plan in place is often a first step to a successful food safety program, but it is not entirely enough to ensure that food safety standards are being adhered to on a consistent basis. When purchasing raw food materials from an outside vendor, it may directly impact the success of your business due to lack of adherence to cohesive strict sanitation standards.
DFA of California’s food safety team has conducted third party audits in the food processing industry for the last 30 years. These audits have not only been successful in identifying potential problems in the food supply, but have also allowed our auditors to act as liaisons between vendors and suppliers to ensure that corrective actions are applied in a safe, efficient and economical manner.
You can be sure that we have the technical expertise to audit and train you in your food safety and quality program. Call DFA of California today.