Food Safety

Food Safety Services

Food Manufacturers face stringent health, safety and quality standards and the need to meet ever-evolving regulations.    To remain competitive, it is critical to maintain complaince with the many guidelines, standards and regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act.  Additionally, it is imperative to achieve proper certification through International Schemes solutions.

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Our Food Safety Division will help Food Manufacturers keep up with the demanding commercial and competitive environment due to the globalization of markets and economic interdependence.

Our team will ensure that you are in compliance with the guidelines, standards, regulations & systems have been established and implemented to ensure the provision of safe food.


Brian Shube Consulting's Food Safety Divison  delivers individually tailored, end-to-end support - from Consulting  to Compliance Auditing & Gap Analysis to Food Safety Training.  We bring a unique perspective to food safety by combinging extensive, practical hands-on experience with a clear understanding of the business imperatives that are crucial to your success.


Our services:

1. Consulting 

  • HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices  and Pre-requirements Program 
  • Suppliers Verification Programs 
  • Preventive control for Human Food Food ( FSMA ) 
  • Food Defense Programs: FSMA , BRC, FSSC 22000
  • Traceability &  Mock Recalls 
  • Food Safety Management Systems: FSSC 22000, BRC, ISO 22000 , SQF 

2. Internal Audits & Inspections

  • Internal Audits: FSSC2200 & FSSC Quality,  BRC 
  • Mock Inspections - ref. FDA- USDA regulations 
  • Consultive audits for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
  • Importer support with FSMA requirements

3. Training

In-house training programs for company  employees, technical staff and management: 

  • HACCP 
  • SSOP 
  • Pre & Operational monitoring 
  • GMP
  • Food Defense Program
  • Allergens program 
  • Food Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions 
  • Food Quality Program 
  • GFSI scheme: BRC, SQF, FSSC22000 
  • Risk Assessment
  • Creating a Food Safety Culture
  • Validation and Verification 
  • Traceability and Recall 
  • Train the Trainers for Food Safety Culture 


Our services apply to the Food Safety Modernization Act and International Schemes Services
 

1.Food Safety Modernization Act


FSMA compliance solutions for industries that need to comply with Preventive Controls for Human Food. 

Our job is to make sure that you comply with FSMA. 

We can support our clients with: 

GAP audits: mainly done to determinate the degree of conformance of your organization to the requirements of FSMA specifications or standards. This is a good tool to have a clear pre-assessment to determine a company’s needs. 

Consulting: To provide ongoing guidance and support to Sr. Management and offer cost-effective methods for achieving the standard scheme. 

We are prepared to: 

  • Find solutions to challenges or barriers for implementing FSMA.
  • Troubleshoot safety or  food traceability issues within an organization’s operation.
  • Set up documentation and proper record keeping procedures.
  • Assist you in the preparation for pre-audits and audits.
  • Provide ongoing support and new information as it evolves, specific to food categories and industry sectors.

Training programs:

We have developed training programs, to be applied in all levels of the organization.

To train staff in new policies and procedures, increasing their overall awareness.

  • To prepare your technical staff as Qualified Individuals in Preventive Controls in Human Food 21. CFR117 
  • To assure all your employees reach the required competence to work in the food industry.

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FSMA compliance solutions for importers 

Importers are now responsible for ensuring that their exporters abroad have adequate preventive controls in place.

FSMA requires imported food to be as safe as domestic or local food.  

We can take care of your Foreign Suppliers Verification Programs. 
There are:

  • Standards for fresh fruits and vegetables (PSA program)
  • Preventive controls for food for humans and animals (PCQI)
  •  Sanitary transport of food 
  • Prevention of intentional adulteration

2. International Schemes Solutions

We also can help our clients to fully reach the certification with the following International Schemes solutions: 

  • HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices & Pre-requirements programs. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. This is a preventive food safety system in which every step in the manufacture, storage and distribution of a food product is scientifically analyzed for microbiological, physical and chemical hazards. This scheme can be certified the requirements for effective control of food safety. It is built around seven principles: Conduct Hazard Analysis of biological, chemical or physical food hazards. Determine critical control points.  GMP is short for good manufacturing practices and forms an important part of the overall HACCP food safety system in a food business. Good manufacturing practices (GMP) can be defined as the operational requirements necessary to enable a food business to produce food safely.
  • BRC. (British Retail Consortium) The British Retail Consortium (or BRC) is a trade association in the United Kingdom. They represent all forms of retailers from small, independently owned stores to big chain stores and department stores. It represents 80% of retail trade in the UK by turnover. The  British Retail Consortium (BRC) first introduced its Global Standard for Food Safety, a GFSI benchmarked standard, in 1998. Today the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has almost 16,000 certified sites in over 100 countries world-wide.
  • FSSC 22000 – Food Safety System Certification. Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization's food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing (ISO Standards (ISO 22000 . It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers. Already, 15.000+ organizations over 140 countries achieved FSSC 22000 certification.
  • ISO 22000 – International Standards Organization- is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place.
  • SQF - Safe Quality Food is a Food Safety Certification Scheme.The two main things it can do for your organization are: Provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry. Provide a recognized food safety certification. The Safe Quality Foods Program (SQF) is recognized by retailers and food service providers around the world that require a rigorous, credible food safety management system.
     

• International Schemes Training programs:

We have developed general training programs, to be applied and adjusted to our clients. They are to be applied in all levels of the organization according to the requirement. 

Our programs will help you to: 

  • To train your staff in new policies and procedures, increasing their overall awareness.
  • To assure all your employees reach the required competence to work in the food industry. 
  • To assure all your staff comply with the competence requirements of the Scheme you have chosen. 


Contact us today and let’s start the  process - info@brianshube.com