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Published on November 5, 2008

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From Food Safety in the 21st Century Marketplace: Best Practices Throughout the Supply Chain, http://www.restaurant.org/events/foodsafety.

GFSI: Ensuring Safety Through Certification Rena Pierami Silliker Global Certification Services October 22, 2008

Two Main Questions How do certified audits/assessments differ from non-certified audits? How does certification of a food manufacturing company’s food safety management systems increase the confidence that its processes are in control?

How do certified audits/assessments differ from non-certified audits?

How does certification of a food manufacturing company’s food safety management systems increase the confidence that its processes are in control?

Current Audits & Standards A wide array of audits Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Std A cert Std B cert Std C cert Std D cert Std E cert Std F cert Std G cert Std H cert Audit Company a Audit Company b Audit Company c Audit Company d Audit Company e Food Safety Audits

Remember These Basic Definitions Accreditation Bodies “accredit” certification bodies Certification Bodies are 3 rd party auditing companies that must formally demonstrate their competence to carry out specific certification/conformity assessments Certification Bodies audit suppliers to confirm (“certify”) compliance against a specific standard

Accreditation Bodies “accredit” certification bodies

Certification Bodies are 3 rd party auditing companies that must formally demonstrate their competence to carry out specific certification/conformity assessments

Certification Bodies audit suppliers to confirm (“certify”) compliance against a specific standard

Current Audit Framework Audits the Supplier Audit Checklist Third Party Auditing Company Supplier Supplier Supplier Supplier

A Global Framework for Improving Food Safety Compliance Accreditation Certification Validation that a facility’s FSMS control its food safety processes and risks Verification of compliance Coding of auditors Can only audit to designated food sectors, based on technical knowledge of product/process, regulations, industry codes of practice Corrective action resolution

Accreditation

Certification

Validation that a facility’s FSMS control its food safety processes and risks

Verification of compliance

Coding of auditors

Can only audit to designated food sectors, based on technical knowledge of product/process, regulations, industry codes of practice

Corrective action resolution

The Certification Process Proven concept in many industries, including food Widely practiced outside of North America Checks and balances are employed at all steps in the process Strong verification and results based procedures Ongoing

Proven concept in many industries, including food

Widely practiced outside of North America

Checks and balances are employed at all steps in the process

Strong verification and results based procedures

Ongoing

Accreditation Body Framework Comprised of National Accreditation Bodies Peer Review by Sister Accreditation Body Accreditation bodies Accreditation Requirements

Accredits the Certification Body against ISO Guide 65. Conducts witness audits of CB Auditor Activity International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Certification Body Framework Guidance document Accreditation bodies Certification bodies = Third Party Auditing Company CB Accreditation Requirements

Certification Body Must Demonstrate Operational Infrastructure (Organization, Processes, Finance & Review processes) Sustainable and compliant procedures & practices for all aspects of certification process Ability to meet international standards of Certification Management (ISO/IEC Guide 65) License from the Standard Owner to meet the scope of its standard Impartiality and management of conflicts of interest

Operational Infrastructure (Organization, Processes, Finance & Review processes)

Sustainable and compliant procedures & practices for all aspects of certification process

Ability to meet international standards of Certification Management (ISO/IEC Guide 65)

License from the Standard Owner to meet the scope of its standard

Impartiality and management of conflicts of interest

CB Maintains Capability to Achieve Consistency Clear, measurable assessments Defined processes for management of NC issues and CARs Auditors qualified, competent, recognized by Standard Clear focus on assessment against the standard and regulations, irrespective of the country where the audit is conducted Independent certification decision-making Process separate from auditor to insure outcomes consistent with the standard Defined regular competence reviews of auditors and relevant staff Independent advisory board

Clear, measurable assessments

Defined processes for management of NC issues and CARs

Auditors qualified, competent, recognized by Standard

Clear focus on assessment against the standard and regulations, irrespective of the country where the audit is conducted

Independent certification decision-making

Process separate from auditor to insure outcomes consistent with the standard

Defined regular competence reviews of auditors and relevant staff

Independent advisory board

Accreditation (assessment ) Audits facility & issues certificate Food Safety Certification Framework Guidance document Accreditation bodies Certification bodies = Third Party Auditing Company Supplier Supplier Supplier Supplier Accreditation Requirements (ISO Guide 65)

Certification Auditor Competencies Auditor competences Culture (language) Agri-Industry sector Food safety Food quality Agri Food Ind FS Management system Product & process Auditor Training & calibration Education Work experience Audit experience Personal attributes

Profile of the Certification Auditor Education: Degree or equivalent in food or bio-science Food safety & formal HACCP training Formal Auditor Training Techniques Work Experience: Relevant to approved food sectors Audit Experience: Detailed audit logs by food sector for verification of scope and capability at different sites Successful completion of practical assessment against relevant GFSI or other standards Personal Attributes & Culture Decisive, Diplomatic, Ethical, Open Minded, Observant, Perceptive, Self-Reliant, Versatile

Education:

Degree or equivalent in food or bio-science

Food safety & formal HACCP training

Formal Auditor Training Techniques

Work Experience:

Relevant to approved food sectors

Audit Experience:

Detailed audit logs by food sector for verification of scope and capability at different sites

Successful completion of practical assessment against relevant GFSI or other standards

Personal Attributes & Culture

Decisive, Diplomatic, Ethical, Open Minded, Observant, Perceptive, Self-Reliant, Versatile

Profile of the Certification Auditor Annual Audit Experience To Maintain Certification: Updated audit logs verify continued competency in food sectors Conduct a minimum number of audit days against relevant GFSI endorsed standards Demonstrate ongoing professional development in food safety systems and/or auditing techniques Continued learning in government regulations, industry best practices, and changes to standards/schemes & new issues To expand category scope(s): Theoretical training/experience Supervised audits Documentation & sign-offs by supervisor

Annual Audit Experience To Maintain Certification:

Updated audit logs verify continued competency in food sectors

Conduct a minimum number of audit days against relevant GFSI endorsed standards

Demonstrate ongoing professional development in food safety systems and/or auditing techniques

Continued learning in government regulations, industry best practices, and changes to standards/schemes & new issues

To expand category scope(s):

Theoretical training/experience

Supervised audits

Documentation & sign-offs by supervisor

CB Processes + Auditor Competencies = Consistency Follows CB’s SOPs Represents the CB and the Standard Owner Audits only to approved food sectors Practices impartiality & confidentiality CB controls eliminate conflict of interest Is independent of the auditee and/or the customer Accreditation rules restrict consulting with auditee Verifies and reports factual compliance and details non-compliance issues Assessment process challenges the facility to demonstrate compliant control systems and procedures Auditors do not make the certification decisions Auditor rotation requirements helps maintain audit integrity.

Follows CB’s SOPs

Represents the CB and the Standard Owner

Audits only to approved food sectors

Practices impartiality & confidentiality

CB controls eliminate conflict of interest

Is independent of the auditee and/or the customer

Accreditation rules restrict consulting with auditee

Verifies and reports factual compliance and details non-compliance issues

Assessment process challenges the facility to demonstrate compliant control systems and procedures

Auditors do not make the certification decisions

Auditor rotation requirements helps maintain audit integrity.

Insuring Auditor Calibration and Consistency Certification Bodies use defined calibration systems Required auditor professional development Desk assessments of auditor work, planning and organization skills Shadow audits by lead auditor assessing pre, actual and post audit Review of reports Decisions and actions by technical reviewer/certification manager Maintain a category specific competency matrix per auditor Accreditation Body reviews CB’s auditor calibration processes Accreditation Body conducts shadow audits of CB’s Auditors

Certification Bodies use defined calibration systems

Required auditor professional development

Desk assessments of auditor work, planning and organization skills

Shadow audits by lead auditor assessing pre, actual and post audit

Review of reports

Decisions and actions by technical reviewer/certification manager

Maintain a category specific competency matrix per auditor

Accreditation Body reviews CB’s auditor calibration processes

Accreditation Body conducts shadow audits of CB’s Auditors

Summary of Key Elements of Certification Systems Well-defined, measurable HACCP-based, dynamic standards, focused on competent application of food safety management systems Require compliance with regulatory requirements of exporting and importing countries Risk classifications of non-conformities Strong corrective action resolution Ongoing surveillance and re-certification against the standard Coding of auditors Acceptance by all stakeholders in the food chain Checks and balances at all steps in the process

Well-defined, measurable HACCP-based, dynamic standards, focused on competent application of food safety management systems

Require compliance with regulatory requirements of exporting and importing countries

Risk classifications of non-conformities

Strong corrective action resolution

Ongoing surveillance and re-certification against the standard Coding of auditors

Acceptance by all stakeholders in the food chain

Checks and balances at all steps in the process

Accredits the Certification Body (CB) Including Witness Audits of Auditor Activity Peer Review by Sister Accreditation Body Accredited Certification GFSI Recognized Standards BRC, Dutch HACCP, IFS, SQF Audits the Supplier Accreditation Bodies ISO/IEC 17011 Certification Bodies ISO/IEC Guide 65 Criteria for Certification Bodies International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Comprised of National Accreditation Bodies Supplier Supplier Supplier Supplier

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