Six sure ways to blow a food safety audit

03/23/2011 03:54:00 PM
By The Grower staff

If you want to blow a food safety audit, just have one of these infractions:

• The presence of an immediate food safety risk,

• The presence or evidence of rodents or excessive insects during packing or storing,

• Observations of employee practices that may jeopardize food safety,

• Falsification of records,

• Not having a designated food safety person on staff and

• Not having a GAP (good agricultural practices) manual.

Even if don't have any of the above infractions, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll pass, Phil Tocco, a Michigan State University Extension educator, said in a news release.

But having a clean record will contribute significantly to having a successful audit.

For more information on food safety, visit Michigan State University Extension Agrifood Safety Working Group's website.

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