Food Supplier Audit Checklist

Use this Food Supplier Audit Checklist to systematically assess the food suppliers in your supply chain for quality, safety and compliance.​

Food Supplier Audit Checklist



Management

1. Management : structure, responsibilities, experience, qualification, training efficacy.


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2. Accreditation : ie. ISO9000, E.F.S.I.S.


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3. Tecnical resources : adequacy, efficacy.


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4. Engineering resources : adequacy, efficacy.


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Hazard Analysis (HACCP)

1. Risk assessment of process / identification of CCP’S


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2. Monitoring of CCP’S


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3. Accountability of System / Non conformance.


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4. Review and verification of control procedures


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High Risk Product Processing

1. Design criteria.


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2. Notices


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3. Personnel facilities : toilets, rest-room, canteen, cloakroom


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4. General house-keeping / hygiene: standard, auditing documentation


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5. Foreign body control ( including glass policy / audit )


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6. Storage of non-food compatible materials


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Supplier / Factory
Representative 1

2. Position


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Representative 2

2. Position


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Representative 3

2. Position


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Suppliers Representative(s)

1. Company status:


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2. Products supplied:


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3. Comments:


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Site Fabrication

1. Design and condition of buildings


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2. Condition and maintenance of surrounding environment


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Internal

1. Design and condition of walls


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2. Design and condition of floors and drains


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3. Design and condition of ceilings and lights


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4. Design and condition of doors and windows


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5. General factory layout: segregation, process flow


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6. Air conditioning / ventilation


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Plant And Machinery

1. Services ( i ) ducting / pipework / overheads


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2. Services ( ii ) water - quality, use, supply and treatment


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3. Design, condition and hygiene of processing equipment, utensils and ancillary plant


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4. Equipment calibration


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5. Hygiene schedules : availability, use, verification


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6. Maintenance, preventative maintenance schedules, work records, inventory


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Pest Control

1. Managed internally or by external contractors ( Delete as appropriate ).


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2. Are pest control measures satisfactory in the following areas ? ( i ) Building / Site perimeters


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3. Are pest control measures satisfactory in the following areas ? (ii) Storage areas: raw material, finished product, packaging.


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4. Are pest control measures satisfactory in the following areas ? (iii) Production areas


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5. Are pest control measures satisfactory in the following areas ? (iv) Ancillary / service areas


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6. Are pest control measures satisfactory in the following areas ? (v) Record-keeping of inspections and corrective action, including servicing of equipment


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Personnel Hygiene, Education And Training

1. Appropriate and adequate, formalized documented hygiene education and training


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2. Protective clothing


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3. Personal practices


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4. Medical screening


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5. Handwashing


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6. Glove control


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7. Visitors ( non-company employees )


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Site Hygiene

1. Waste handling


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2. Notices


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3. Personnel facilities : toilets, rest-room, canteen, cloakroom


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4. General house-keeping / hygiene: standard, auditing documentation


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5. Foreign body control ( including glass policy / audit )


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6. Storage of non-food compatible materials


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Raw Material Control

1. Approved suppliers : auditing, specification, certificate of conformance


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2. Receipt : inspection, analysis, documentation


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3. Stock control : rotation, positive release, quarantine system, traceability


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4. Storage facilities : suitability, general conditions, segregation


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5. Conditions and suitability of raw material handling


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6. Packaging materials : receipt, inspection, storage, handling


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7. Ingredients : dispensing, preparation


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Process Control

1. QC / QA function : suitability, efficacy, accountability, audit / appraisal.


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2. Product Process specifications : availability (up to date), use, adherence / conformance.


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3. Product / Process flow.


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4. Weights and measures : method, monitoring, documentation.


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5. Pack integrity : seals, coding, legibility, palletisation, documentation.


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6. Temperature control : cooking, heating, cooling, freezing - the capacity, suitability, monitoring, (automatic / manual ) documentation, environmental monitoring. handling


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7. Metal detection : sensitivity, monitoring, documentation, reject mechanism, suspect item handling


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8. Physical and organoleptic appraisal : frequency, method, documentation, suitability.


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9. Chemical / Microbiological analysis : facilities, (accredited ) frequency, suitability, documentation


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10. Foreign body control : on-line inspection, raw material handling, work-in-progress, machinery


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11. Nutritional data.


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12. Finished product storage / stock control : suitability, capacity, monitoring, distribution.


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13. Rejected product : traceability, identification, isolation, handling documentation


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Product Complaints & Recall / Procedure

1. Product complaints : foreign body and quality, investigation, documentation, response, action.


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2. Product recall procedure : availability, efficacy, appraisal documentation.


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3. Product rejections : investigation, corrective action, response, documentation, handling and disposal of product.


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