If your facility requires Costco food safety verification, Safe Food Certifications has you covered.
Safe Food Certifications is approved by Costco to provide stand-alone Costco GMP audits and Costco Small Supplier audits, as well as the Costco Food Safety Addendum which can be combined with a GFSI certification audit.
As your facility prepares for GFSI certification, it can be helpful to have an independent third party review your food safety system against your chosen standard to help you identify potential gaps and non-conformities. In these situations, a Pre-Assessment can be the perfect fit for your facility’s needs.
Safe Food Certifications can perform a Pre-Assessment against either the latest BRCGS or SQF standard to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. A Pre-Assessment runs as a mock audit, which means that it will be every bit as thorough as the official certification audit but the results belong entirely to your facility, will not be reported to any other party, and cannot result in certification or a failed audit.
It is important to note that Pre-Assessments do not perform the same role as consulting, as the auditor performing the service will not be able to provide any advice on how to improve or address gaps and non-conformities. The auditor will be able to provide you with a list of identified gaps, the relevant sections of the food safety standard, and to help explain what—in general—the clauses of the food safety standard are requiring.
The health and safety of consumers is the number one priority of the California Almond industry. The Almond Board of California worked with the USDA and food safety experts to establish an industry-wide food safety program which includes mandatory pasteurization of all California almonds sold in the US. This process includes approval through the Technical Expert Review Panel (TERP) as well as an annual Direct Verifiable (DV) audit of the facility’s programs.
Our auditors successfully completed the Almond Board of California approval process and are able to conduct DV audits for almond processors.