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HACCP & Food Safety

Food Industry Risk Assessments

Food Business Consultancy help restaurants, foodservice operators and manufacturers access their risks and recommend ways to reduce risk. With decades of food safety knowledge, Food Business Consultancy experts can guide food companies through the complex process of risk assessment.

 

Food safety risk assessment identifies food borne hazards that can cause illness or injury and systematically assesses the factors and likelihood of exposure to those hazards through the food chain.

 

Food Business Consultancy provides the following food safety risk assessment services:

  • Gap analysis of existing food safety programs
  • Food safety assessment
  • Development of food safety strategies
  • Comprehensive food safety risk assessment reporting
  • Where required develop customized food safety and HACCP programs

 

Give us a call to make an appointment with one of our food safety professionals.

Food Safety Programs

Food businesses in Australia today are under pressure to demonstrate that they are handling their food responsibly. Consumers are now more discerning and will take legal action if something goes wrong.  What can food businesses do to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to food safety?

 

Businesses can only achieve this by having a food safety program in place.  Food Safety basically requires a business to:

 

  • Identify each stage of its food processing, handling and delivery.
  • Identify what can go wrong at each stage.
  • Put in place actions that prevent problems from happening.

 

What are the Benefits of a Food Safety Program?

 

  • Introduces systems and procedures to minimise the risk of food contamination
  • Enables compliance with the necessary food safety legislative requirements
  • Increases access to domestic and international food service markets

Food Business Consultancy will prepare a customer-specific, whether in manufacturing or retail user-friendly Food Safety Program which will cover all the necessary documentation. Helping to implement an effective food safety system & create awareness of potential or existing food safety issues and responsibilities.

 

Having a food safety program in place will be great help when it comes time for your yearly or half yearly council inspections.

 

Give us a call to make an appointment with one of our food safety professionals.

HACCP & QA Programs

Food businesses in Australia today are under pressure to demonstrate that they are handling their food responsibly. Consumers are now more discerning and will take legal action if something goes wrong.  What can food businesses do to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to food safety?

 

Businesses can only achieve this by having a food safety program in place.  Food Safety basically requires a business to:

 

  • Identify each stage of its food processing, handling and delivery.
  • Identify what can go wrong at each stage.
  • Put in place actions that prevent problems from happening.

 

What are the Benefits of a Food Safety Program?

  • Introduces systems and procedures to minimise the risk of food contamination
  • Enables compliance with the necessary food safety legislative requirements
  • Increases access to domestic and international food service markets

 

What does HACCP mean?

 

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an internationally recognised system for managing the risks associated with food and beverage safety.
  • HACCP applies to every stage of the food chain.  If you grow, store, pack, serve or transport food, HACCP is the smart tool for process management and can assist in reducing the risk of product recalls and other industry disasters.

 

Food Business Consultancy will prepare a customer-specific, user-friendly HACCP Program which will cover all the necessary documentation and record keeping required. This manual will also act as a point of reference for all employees, helping to implement an effective food safety system & create awareness of potential or existing food safety issues and responsibilities. This personalized HACCP Program will follow the

12 STEP LOGIC SEQUENCE FOR APPLICATION OF FOOD SAFETY

 

  1. Assemble FOOD SAFETY Team
  2. Describe Product
  3. Identify Intended Use
  4. Construct Flow Diagram
  5. On-site Confirmation of Flow Diagram
  6. List all Potential Hazards Conduct a Hazard Analysis Consider Control Measures
  7. Determine CCPs-See Decision Tree to Identify CCPs
  8. Establish Critical Limits for each CCP
  9. Establish a Monitoring System for each CCP
  10. Establish Corrective Actions
  11. Establish Verification Procedures
  12. Establish Documentation and Record Keeping

 

Your Consultant will cover all required areas with in your operation whether you are a food manufacturer, caterer, restaurant or health facility. We will gain compliancy with your local council and Food Authority meeting regulations and helping with licensing requirements.

 

Once your business is compliant in all aspects of food safety we will have the business audited by Sci-qual International. SQI offers its own HACCP Standard based on the principles and practices outlined in HACCP System and Guidelines for its Application, issued by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

 

Having this certification will greatly increase sales.

 

Give us a call to make an appointment with one of our food safety professionals.

HACCP Auditing and Council Inspections

You have your yearly HACCP or Food Authority audit approaching, you have been busy and you need help preparing. The kitchen is dirty, new staff are not following your programs, food safety has slipped and you don’t know where to start. Let one of our consultants train your staff and in the same time make your business compliant. You don’t want to be fined or have a negative audit.

It time to talk to one of our consultants

In-house HACCP Training

If you have a food business and have a HACCP program in place you are legally required to undertake food safety training and/or be supervised in line with the level of activity you are involved in. So, for example, managers will need different training to those preparing food.
 
If you are responsible for the development and maintenance of your business’s HACCP system then you must undertake adequate training in the application of twelve HACCP principles.

Recruit the service of our consultant to either design or deliver training specifically suited to your business needs. All training will be carried out with-in your business environment.

 

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Manufacturing Business Set Up Compliance

Food Business Consultants has the expertise in the design and layout of food process plants for manufacturing. We will set your business up following AS 4674-2004 Construction and Fit-out of Food Premises and the Food Act 2003.Our consultants will write your personalised Food Safety or HACCP Program, set up all the documentation and train your staff to record the information correctly.

We work with Architects, Commercial Equipment Suppliers, Building Control and Builders to project manage installations and ensure the vision becomes a reality. We design for optimum functionality and safety.

 

We will satisfy all your compliance requirements.

 

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Processes and Systems to Monitor Compliance

Food quality and safety management is becoming more important to consumers who have seen the number of highly publicized product recalls increase over the last decade. According to the Food Authority, roughly 1 in 6 Australians sick and some die of foodborne illnesses. As a result, food and beverage companies incur unexpected costs to remove, destroy and replace product from the supply chain, which can impact sales, market share and consumer confidence.

 

Due to the increasing number of food recalls, regulators are implementing new food and beverage quality standards and requirements to ensure that the food that enters the supply chain is safe for consumers. The most recent regulation, now provides the Food Authority with the power to force a food recall and suspend facility operations, as opposed to letting a brand owner make the decision to recall a product. Organisations are implementing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans to identify and implement preventive controls to protect food quality during the production and preparation processes.

Besides concerns on Food Authority regulations, companies have the added challenge of managing the food quality of global suppliers, third party manufacturers and contract packagers to ensure that products are on time and meet food and beverage quality and compliance requirements.

 

Unfortunately, many companies in this industry are still relying on paper-based records or spreadsheet to document and manage such food quality management processes as audits, deviations and corrective actions. This prevents information and updates to be shared with other facilities and creates inefficiencies in production and change procedures that have been implemented. 

 

With a fully automate food quality management processes which meets compliance requirements and helps accurately measure food safety management processes across the business.

 

Either way contact our consultant today.

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