QMSCERT is uniquely qualified to assist food processing, food storage and transport as well as food service companies in benefiting from the achievement of certification. Our auditors are qualified to perform process audits to food companies.
Food safety is linked to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Since food safety hazards can occur at any stage in the food chain it is essential that adequate control be in place. Infrastructure focused audits have become a critical part of an effective food related audit. Therefore, a combined effort of all parties through the food chain is required. Communication along the food chain is essential to ensure that all relevant food safety hazards are identified and adequately controlled at each step within the food chain. This implies communication between organizations both upstream and downstream in the food chain. Communication with customers and supplies about identified hazards and control measures will assist in clarifying customer and supplier requirements.
The FSSC 22000 scheme specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that involves the following elements:
1. ISO 22000 and PAS 220 requirements
2. Interactive communication
3. System management
4. Prerequisite programmes
5. HACCP principles
6. Process verification.
Recognition of the organization's role and position within the food chain is essential to ensure effective interactive communication throughout the chain in order to deliver safe food products to the final consumer. The most effective food safety systems are established, operated and updated within the framework of a structured management system and incorporated into the overall management activities of the organization. This provides maximum benefit for the organization and interested parties. QMSCERT has become a provisional licensee cb by the Foundation for Food Safety. We are eligible to issue FSSC 22000 certificates as part of our accreditation process as prescribed by the Foundation for Food Safety.