PC Animal Food | CHAIR: TBA
Certification Committee | CHAIR: Supreeya Sansawat, SGS, North America (invited)
he audit tools currently used for HACCP based audits have been polished and perfected over decades of use. As we enter the era of preventive controls, the entire spectrum of food safety auditing activities must now accommodate the FSMA rules, and the learning curve is much steeper in this environment.
The scope of regulatory changes in FSMA highlights the serious resource and financial challenges facing the auditing community. The third-party auditing bodies interested in participating in FDA supplier verification audits, certification bodies interested in participating in the Accredited Certification program (VQIP) and those in industry that will be conducting second party audits are all facing this issue, but there are no examples or models coming from FDA.
To avoid wide spread reporting variability, costly replication of development efforts and the potential for misinterpretation of the regulatory reporting requirements, AFSAP’s FSMA committees are tasked with developing and maintaining a full set of audit document templates necessary to perform post-FSMA audits for each primary rule.
Participation is encouraged, please join and support this critical task! Send a note with your name and preferred FSMA committee to email@example.com.
Each AFSAP FSMA Committee is guided by these goals and objectives:
- Improved checklist functionality to improve auditor compliance and competence
- Comprehensive technical review to confirm all regulatory requirements are addressed
- Audit report formats that provide accurate, well supported conclusions for all stakeholders and end users
- Professionally developed audit questions to ensure results are clearly communicated
Do you have a question or are interested in joining? Maybe you just have more questions about us. Then please feel free to contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the form on this page.