Presentation on theme: "Auditing is not inspection Louise Manning. How long have we been carrying out audits in the food supply chain? What have these audits delivered to the."— Presentation transcript:
How long have we been carrying out audits in the food supply chain? What have these audits delivered to the wider food industry?
Does implementing an audit programme guarantee food safety?
Are we using our resources effectively? Have we gone down the wrong path? Is there another way we could go?
Safer food? What comparisons should we draw? If we say food is safer do we assess this using qualitative or quantitative methods? Do we consider both the acute and chronic impacts of food consumption?
Safer food? Food borne illnessFood poisoningFood adulteration Obesity and chronic health issues Food contamination
Safer food? Do we mean there are less types of food hazards causing problems? Do we mean that the hazards that arise are less severe than they used to be? Do we mean there is less risk because of all the measures we adopt in the food supply chain?
Risk to who or what? Consumer Supply chain customer Brand value National food supply Cost of chronic health issues
Risk characterisation Qualitative Semi-quantitative Quantitative How to we measure risk? Is risk characterised by science or perception?
Risk assessment Yes/No decision tree Probability Fuzzy logic How do we determine what is an acceptable level of risk?
Is risk assessment always black and white or shades of grey? Can the degree of risk change at different stages in the supply chain? Can we reduce the likelihood of human error to an acceptable level? What if?
The role of the inspector What is inspection? What are the outputs of inspection?
Inspecting Do you have this procedure in the file? Do you have a clean and tidy premises on the day I come to look at you? Is all your paperwork up to date in the file? Have you filled in all the boxes on your forms? Have you colour coded high and low risk areas on your site map?
Checklist myopia If it isn't on the checklist why should I assess it? I just have to tick the boxes and then I'm done! Am I designing this form for the business or the auditor? How come I had 100% on an audit last week and now you tell me I have a problem?
Are private standards more about safe and efficient supply chains, gaining marketing advantage or protecting brand value?
Does the nature and design of private market standards drive inspection rather than audits? Criteria led (yes/no) Paper evidence model (due diligence) Based on semi-quantitative risk assessment (matrices and decision trees)
What should the role of self-certification be in the audit process?
The role of the auditor What is an audit? Is it easier to say what an audit isn’t?
Auditing the HACCP plan I don't have any CCPs so you can stop auditing that section of the standard now I control all food safety hazards to an acceptable level My preventive (control) measures will never fail well that’s what my answers to the HACCP decision tree say