Quality and safety are of paramount importance in the food industry. Food processing companies and food producers need to adhere to the high quality and safety standards set by the government and international organisations.
The food being produced should be regularly inspected and tested for quality and leakages in case of packaged goods.
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Quality control procedures in the food industry
Food companies need to follow standard quality control procedures to avoid quality and safety issues. Some of these procedures include:
- Inclusion of ingredient specifications
- Product formulation details
- An approved supplier list
- Product standards document
- Following Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs)
- Transparent product manufacturing and preparation processes
- Packaging and labelling that conforms to government regulations
- Laboratory analysis and testing
- A product recall plan
Understanding food inspection report
Food inspections are regularly conducted by health authorities or food safety inspectors to ensure that a food processing facility is following regulations and conforming to quality and safety standards. The food inspection report is required to be kept at the facility and made available for the visitors who want to review the safety practices being followed.
The aspects that food safety inspectors consider during inspections include the safety procedures and practices being followed for handling and preparation of food, hygiene and sanitation, food storage, freezer and refrigerator maintenance, employee hygiene, waste disposal, as well as pest control.