Congratulations to all the businesses audited in the January to March quarter, who represented the dairy food producing industry to a high standard.
Dairysafe Auditor Fiona Little reported all businesses were found to be of a good housekeeping standard with only a few minor issues associated with hygiene identified.
“It was pleasing to see that all businesses were operating a Food Safety Plan and generally had well developed Standard Operating Procedures,” Fiona said.
The most common non-conformances identified during the past quarter included:
- Incomplete annual review of the Food Safety Plans;
- Gaps in the calibration records for equipment; and
- Lack of final product testing.
Three areas that Dairysafe will focus on during the pending 2018 audits include:
- Final product testing as per microbiological guidelines;
- Record keeping; and
- Establishment and adherence to Environmental Monitoring Plans.
“The areas identified form the foundation of a robust Food Safety Plan and will assist in protecting our dairy industry through the reduction of food safety incidents,” said Dairysafe CEO Brian Owens.
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