Internal Audits

Internal Audits

Looking for assistance with your internal audits? We're here to help.

Internal audits are a key component of any food safety and quality management system, such as all GFSI recognized standards (i.e., SQF and BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000 etc.) and other food safety management systems. The GFSI recognized schemes and regulatory agencies require that companies must verify the effective application of their food safety management system, and the implementation of the requirements of the food safety standards.

We provide independent internal audits (SQF internal audits or BRC internal audits) to help your facility meet the global food safety standard requirements, and ensure continuous improvement within a company by performing the following internal audit activities:

1. Internal Audit Program Development

  • Determine scope and frequency of internal audits in relation to the risks of your process
  • Schedule and conduct internal audits to verify the effectiveness of your food safety and quality system, including facility and equipment inspections, prerequisite programs and HACCP plans

2. SQF Internal Audit / BRC Internal Audit

  • Conduct pre-assessment audits (pre-audits, mock audits or gap assessments) to assist in identifying gaps in your existing food safety management system against the SQF Code or BRC Global Standards requirements
  • Conduct a BRC internal audit or SQF internal audit to assist with continuous improvement of your food safety management system and to support your SQF or BRC certification/re-certification
  • Perform inspections to ensure that the factory environment and processing equipment are maintained in a sanitary condition for food production

3. Corrective Action Communication and Follow-up

  • Prepare and communicate non-conformities including objective evidence to the personnel responsible
  • Follow up with corrective actions of deficiencies identified during the internal audits

To support your food safety policy and program requirements, we will work with your company to customize an effective auditing program that meets the regulatory requirements and your specific program needs. For additional information or to request a service, please contact us.