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Modern Strategies for Executing Successful Food Safety Audits

Read FoodLogiQ’s latest E-Book, “Modern Auditing Strategies for Enterprise Food Brands,” to understand how to deploy successful food safety audits across your organization.

There is arguably nothing more important to a food organization than the continual quality and safety of the products created, served and delivered to their customers. Across industry verticals, food companies uphold brand promise and develop transparent, trusted reputations by repeatedly delivering on this quality. And reciprocally, they are constantly held to it. This reality applies across a variety of levels, from the regulatory realm, to supply chain partnerships, to individual consumers.

Enhanced Visibility, Product Quality and Safety with FoodLogiQ’s New Internal Audits

There’s no denying that, in the world of food safety and product quality assurance, auditing is a staple. At the end of the day, a robust auditing program can make or break a brand and its affiliated reputation. This is because, by nature, audits empower organizations to institute preventive measures, continually uphold product quality and safety, and, when necessary, address issues swiftly and definitively – consistently maintaining brand promise and therefore, consumer trust.

FoodLogiQ’s Fall 2020 Release: Internal Audits, Permissioning Capabilities, Data Normalization and More

With each product release of 2020, FoodLogiQ has planned, primed and delivered developments and enhancements to the FoodLogiQ Connect platform. This investment in the direction and evolution of the FoodLogiQ product stems from, and continues to align with, several guiding, strategic priorities. Among these extensive priorities are: the ability to offer active monitoring and enhanced reporting, a dedication to data process and normalization, and efforts to nurture and expand the FoodLogiQ developer community.

Adapting Your Auditing Strategy to Account for Leaner Operations

Introducing our guest blogger, John Paul (JP) Gutierrez, Vice President of Client Solutions and head of solution engineering at FoodLogiQ. Pulling from his 20+ years of experience in delivering SaaS-based solutions in the supply chain and supplier management space across a variety of industries, JP shares insights on recent auditing trends and recommendations for food organizations looking to adapt their auditing practices while faced with reduced operations.

Throughout 2020, organizations within the food industry have been dealt many an unexpected obstacle. One of the most popular challenges for enterprise Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and retail grocer brands, in particular, has been maintaining a high level of output in the face of shifting demand, lean operations and fewer resources. An important method for understanding process efficiency, identifying production trends and variances, maintaining compliance and upholding trust has been auditing. Learn how food companies have shifted their auditing practice by format, frequency and execution, and how the adoption of digitized audits has counteracted many of the challenges brought on by a reduction in resources.

30 Minute Listen: Actionable Audits for Enhanced Food Safety ft. EFI

FoodLogiQ Product Marketing Manager Kirstin Meyerhoeffer is joined by EFI Data and Impact Manager Lexie DeGrandChamp for a discussion about auditing best practices, shifting to address changes brought on by COVID-19, finding the right combination of auditing formats and successfully deploying internal audits. Listen to the conversation on actionable audits, hear more about FoodLogiQ’s new internal auditing functionality, and learn how to best utilize quality data to uphold food safety and harness trust in your brand.

Whether executed internally, assigned to suppliers or conducted by a third party, audits enable organizations within the food industry to proactively identify and resolve issues while continuously delivering on brand promise. 

The Equitable Food Initiative’s Data and Impact Manager Lexie DeGrandchamp knows this firsthand. EFI is a nonprofit certification and skill-building organization that seeks to transform agriculture and improve the lives of farmworkers. The organization brings together growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumers to solve the most pressing issues facing the fresh produce industry. Its unparalleled approach sets standards for labor practices, food safety and pest management, while engaging workers at all levels on the farm to produce Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured™ fruits and vegetables.

DeGrandchamp manages data collection and organization from certified farms and participating retail partners, and helps tell the story of EFI’s impact on farms and farmworkers in the Americas. In short, she lives and breathes the troves of auditing data collected across dozens of locations internationally.

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