Going Virtual: Conducting 1st, 2nd and 3rd Party Audits Remotely
Remote auditing is becoming a more central aspect of modern food safety compliance. Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming demo on how to conduct and respond to virtual audits.
In their many forms, audits embody an essential practice for monitoring, managing and upholding product consistency, brand quality and regulatory compliance. Whether conducted firsthand, assigned to supply chain partners or executed by a third party, audits enable organizations within the food industry to identify and address issues proactively while simultaneously delivering on brand promise. And while important in seemingly stable times, these exercises are even more vital in the face of uncertainty.
In the world of food safety, discussions of virtual auditing have taken taken on a new life since the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, the FDA released new documentation for remote auditing due to the “the imposition of quarantine orders and travel restrictions that are affecting the ability of AOs to perform MDSAP audits.” And, even as various states and municipalities grapple with reopening, questions of what virtual auditing may offer the industry long-term are under serious consideration.
Many advocate for a hybrid in-person/virtual approach, enabled by various digital technologies that can do more sophisticated analysis and more accurate risk detection. According to a recent article on the topic in Forbes, “Enhanced data analytics and information gathering will increasingly look at ways of prioritizing high risk scenarios for physical audits while using virtual audits to increase efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and improve livelihoods.”
On Wednesday, October 21st at 2 pm EST, join FoodLogiQ for a presentation on digitizing your internal and external audits processes, as well as conducting audits virtually. We’ll discuss how to execute second and third party audits from anywhere using FoodLogiQ Connect, as well as dive into template flexibility, dynamic customization and scheduling. We’ll also give an exclusive first look at our new internal audit functionality.