I offer a variety of food services from food safety plans to product development
Whether you need a Food Safety plan, assistance with a new recipe, help with organizing your documents or have questions about food systems, Food Safety Mid Atlantic will provide a custom service that fits your food business’ needs. If you have any questions, please book a call so we can chat.
Food Safety / HACCP Plans
Food safety plans are a set of documents that show that you have thought about how to make your food safely. They show that you are aware of the hazards that come from preparing your food products and are doing what you can to prevent them from causing harm.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and HACCP plans are required for products made from or containing meat and poultry, seafood, and juice. Some local regulators require HACCP plans too.
Food Safety Plans are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are especially important for food that FDA regulates as part of Preventive Controls for Human Foods.
As your business grows, federal regulators and GFSI Third Party Auditors will require you to have a food safety or HACCP plan depending on the product(s) being made.
Prerequisite Program (GMPs and SOPs)
If it isn’t written down; it didn’t happen.
To make sure that you are making your food safely, controlling hazards and carrying out your cleaning and sanitation, you need to have a written prerequisite program. This forms the core of your food safety program.
My prerequisite programs are custom written for your facility and food products. They are based on the FDA’s GMP requirements 21 CFR 117 and will cover all areas of the GMP requirements: Personnel, plant and grounds, sanitary operations, sanitary facilities and controls, equipment and utensils, processes and controls, and warehousing and distribution.
In addition, this offers access to food safety support for 12 months.
If you are an established food manufacturer or food business that has been selling wholesale and not sure whether you have all the food safety documents and plans that you need consider a Gap Analysis.
One of the first steps in designing a strong food safety program is to compare your current systems to the requirements of your regulators. A thorough food safety gap analysis is the starting point for goal setting and planning a long-term strategy.
Our goal is not just to advise you on what needs to be done, but how you can go about it.
If you are developing a new recipe or extending the shelf-life of an existing product, my product development services are for you. Perhaps you want to make something gluten-free or create a line extension?
After completing one of my other food safety programs, I offer my clients the option to continue to have access to my expertise. This includes providing monthly phone calls and quarterly audits.