Regular Internal Audits occur of the Food Safety plans and GMPs. Audits are performed by staff with adequate education, training and operations experience.
Routine environmental monitoring is conducted for Pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria swabbing and testing). The location and frequency of the sampling plan is documented.
The company operates a retention sample storage programme for finished products and ingredients used. Retentions are kept at least until the stated expiry date.
Documented procedures exist for inspection, clearance (& testing if necessary) of all raw and packing materials against purchase specifications.Clearence includes review of COA or Confirmation testing, packaging integrity and labeling and expiry date.