The pandemic may have shifted your priorities or changed how you operate, but it hasn’t decreased customer or consumer expectations for food safety. Hosting a virtual audit that is based on the Consolidated Standards for Inspection will provide assurance of Good Manufacturing Practices and build trust with consumers and regulators.
Audits assess compliance with standards and regulations, measure adherence to specifications, evaluate process and system performance, determine quality management system effectiveness, and so much more. In other words, audits are an essential tool for food and supplements companies to keep operations on track. And the FDA agrees by recently recognizing the need for alternatives, such as virtual inspections and obtaining documents electronically.
By securing a virtual desktop review now, your programs can be assessed without production interruption – which is critical, as many sites have increased production to meet consumer demand. This will then be followed by an onsite inspection in the coming months when site and travel restrictions are lifted.
Alicia Swanson, Global Manager for HACCP & HARPC at AIB International shares guidance on how to achieve success with virtual audits in our on-demand webinar.