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How Safety Audit Software Helps Companies Stay Ready All the Time

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Jennifer Kinion

person using tabletFood and beverage facilities undergo multiple audits each year, with many facing regulatory, GFSI, and customer inspections. Some facilities have full-time employees responsible for managing audits, but many still lack the resources needed to stay prepared for both scheduled and unannounced visits. Safety audit software for food and beverage manufacturers transforms the process by implementing technology to ensure round-the-clock readiness. It can be used for both internal and external facility auditing, promoting program compliance across the entire supply chain. Here, we take a look at how it works.

Digitize Your Audit Process

From USDA or FDA regulations to customer requirements, preparing for audits requires food safety managers to access, track, and review a significant amount of program data. Traditionally, this has required an investment of time and effort, thus requiring managers to divert their attention from overseeing operations. Software enables facilities to be audit ready all the time by managing all documents and records in a secure, centralized system that’s easy to organize and access.

Gain Performance Insights

Compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the ability to demonstrate ongoing performance in terms of risk mitigation. However, many companies are still using paper-based systems to capture data, making performance trending and analysis cumbersome. Instead of filing away your program data, capture it electronically and transform it into real-time analytics and dashboards to drive continuous improvement across your enterprise.

Ensure Programs Are Being Followed & Documented

Thanks to mobile technology, software makes it easier than ever to ensure programs are being followed. Mobile forms allow your teams to organize, access, and maintain food safety data instantly from the plant floor, helping to facilitate ongoing program compliance and reliable, audit-ready records. Plus, features such as automated scheduling, data validation, and alerts help you take prompt action against non-conformances and ensure compliance standards are being met.

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain is a Quality Management System (QMS) that helps food and beverage companies improve productivity, profitability, and compliance with a flexible, user-friendly software platform that captures, manages, and analyzes real-time operations data. Learn more at https://safetychain.com.

Topics: Analytics, Automation, Supply Chain, Safety