Food is a basic need; keeping food safe with clean production practices and preventing contamination to be safe to ingest are top priorities for both the manufacturer and the consumer (and all industries in between).
However, as employers of food manufacturing factories are aware, specifics at play require additional consideration. For example, production workflows are set up in a way that keeps the food safe from contamination or other elements and keeps the bottom line efficient in terms of output. And this means more than good manufacturing practices. It means partnering with a food safety consulting company.
What Does a Food Safety Consultant Do?
Food manufacturers use internal process methods and a mixture of proprietary and off the shelf equipment to support their production and operations. This is where a food safety consultant would come in. Their responsibilities are to assess this workflow (every aspect of it) and decide how health and safety regulatory obligations can be met and maintained within this workflow.
This includes but is not limited to improvements to the equipment itself, establishing standards regarding the workers’ clothing and attire, or even providing considerations about storing methods.
This means implementing employee practices or training services for the workforce to understand food safety management and know-how to best approach it in the workplace. In addition, there are food safety standards in place, such as the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), which are designed to ensure consistency when it comes to food safety. However, just because this FSPCA curriculum is established doesn’t mean its implementation isn’t time-consuming or involved.
Stay Unique with Food Safety Consulting
Partnering with a food safety consulting company allows the manufacturers and employers the flexibility to focus on the aspects of the business that they do best. Ongoing training and continuous education remain the standards when it comes to safety. As mentioned, each operation is unique, and food safety consultants want it to stay that way. Whether partnering with a manufacturer in the beverage manufacturing industry, or a company that runs a canning operation, or perhaps an outdoor facility of growing operations, an expert food safety consulting company will be able to assess and implement what works best for each scenario.
The point is not to change the workflow to comply with standards, but to implement good manufacturing practices into the existing workflow. For this reason, it is worth turning to the experts and not messing around with the most important aspects of food manufacturing—health and safety. Not just for an employer and their workers, but for those who will purchase and consume your product as well.
Contact the Experts at EAD Today
Let the experts at EAD assess the operational workflow from front to back, and implement good manufacturing practices that will enable compliance regarding food safety, provide employees access to be FSPCA certified, and maintain an efficiency and work model that works best for the production as a whole.