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Tip of the Week: Overcoming Unannounced Audit Anxiety
Tip of the Week: Overcoming Unannounced Audit Anxiety
Unannounced audits can be challenging, but at AIB International we pride ourselves on ensuring a seamless experience to overcome the audit anxiety that might be building.
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Tip of the Week: 9 Tips to Help You Decide Which GFSI Certification Scheme is Best for You
Tip of the Week: 9 Tips to Help You Decide Which GFSI Certification Scheme is Best for You
It is important to understand the main components of a GFSI certification standard as each is different. Consider each of these aspects during your selection process to pick one that best meets your needs.
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7 Warning Signs That You Won’t Pass a Certification Audit
7 Warning Signs That You Won’t Pass a Certification Audit
As the demand for certification audits increases around the globe, food manufacturers along the supply chain are wondering what they can do to achieve certification and reduce shortcomings. GFSI certification requires several key elements reflected in each of the approved certification standards. Check out these seven warning signs that you won’t pass a certification audit, so you can eliminate deficiencies in your plant before the big audit day arrives.
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4 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Next GMP Inspection ASAP
4 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Next GMP Inspection ASAP
Seasons are changing and 2016 is quickly approaching. Back-to-school merchandise has been replaced with Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations. Football season has officially kicked off. And before we know it, people in many regions will be dusting off their snow shovels to clear a path. Before you wrap up 2015, have you scheduled your annual GMP Inspection to evaluate how well the prerequisite and food safety programs are working in your facility? We’ve got 4 good reasons why you should schedule your next GMP Inspection ASAP.
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6 Things Your Certification Auditor Needs to Hear You Say
6 Things Your Certification Auditor Needs to Hear You Say
When having a certification audit against a GFSI-benchmarked scheme, there are many things the auditor will ask and need to see and/or hear the client. The following are a few examples of what you can expect.
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Tip of the Week - Preparing for your Audit
Tip of the Week - Preparing for your Audit
How well are you prepared for your next AIB audit? We all go through inspections year after year to maintain compliance and continue to grow our food safety programs to obtain our goal of creating a product both desirable and safe for the end user. Whether you do announced or unannounced audits is up to you but here are some other ‘hidden’ tools in the Standard that will help you prepare and improve.
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7 Warning Signs that You Won't Pass a Certification Audit
7 Warning Signs that You Won't Pass a Certification Audit
As the demand for certification audits increases around the globe, food manufacturers along the supply chain are wondering what they can do to achieve certification and reduce shortcomings along the way. GFSI certification requires several key elements that are reflected in each of the approved certification standards. Check out these 7 warning signs that you won’t pass a certification audit to eliminate deficiencies in your own plant before the big audit day arrives.
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FSMA Audits vs. Inspections
FSMA Audits vs. Inspections
When I ask government-related lawyers or consumer groups what an inspection is, they typically describe it as an activity where FDA enters a facility to physically examine its condition. This most often occurs when a negative food safety incident has been identified. Interestingly, AIB International’s Consolidated Standards for Inspection were originally developed as a response to the food industry’s call for help in managing FDA inspections. A food plant inspection is, by definition, a physical examination of the facility.
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