FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY

Tomorrow's food safety standards today, applied globally

Effective Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) management systems are about more than ticking items off of checklists. They’re about developing food safety culture.

Instilling risk-based analytical thinking in each factory enriches our supply chain by preparing suppliers to address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s risks.

And it takes a team of technical experts to mentor food manufacturers and monitor food safety and quality systems regularly at supplier factories and farms.

Approving suppliers confidently

In a perfect world, customers could rest assured that their sourcing needs would automagically fit their Approved Supplier Process. But in reality, even the most confident suppliers win with a farm to fork FSQA partner that:

  • Visits supplier fields and factories and conducts food safety audits
  • Supports suppliers on-site in building knowledge and next generation risk management systems
  • Comprehensively develops new suppliers to meet national and international food laws and unique client requirements

Audits that build

GFSI gives you confidence that your supplier safety systems are on the right track. The Marcatus FSQA Audit builds on this foundation by giving suppliers the skills to develop and internalize the safety habit. When suppliers understand the spirit of each requirement, they're better equipped to manage risks as they arise.

  • BRC
  • SQF
  • IFS
  • FSSC 22000

Proactive regulatory management

Global food safety laws are constantly evolving. Marcatus QED employs food-law nerds who stay ahead of and train suppliers in exciting arts like food defence, labeling, approved pesticides and their application, and other current and emerging regulatory risks.

  • FSMA
  • CFIA
  • EUFS

Have standards

People like when brands stand for things that matter to them. Our global experience at all levels of the supply chain offers perspectives and creative solutions that save time and resources on your journey to certification readiness.

  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO verified
  • Gluten free
  • Halal
  • SEDEX
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic

Vigilance as a virtue

Meeting our quality commitment means conducting risk-based inspections, from representative samples to inspecting every unit of finished product. Our inspections & monitoring services include (but aren't limited to):

  • Tailored Quality Control (QC) inspection programs
  • Monitoring & guidance
  • On-site review of QC product inspection
  • Container inspection and loading standards.

Enrich your suppliers

Education is key to suppliers' readiness to manage tomorrow's challenges. We promote food science and risk-based learning by compiling training material into an easy to understand language. Example training topics include:

  • Food Handling
  • Food Defence
  • Allergen- management program
  • FSMA
  • CFIA & EUFS regulations
  • Acidified Foods School
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Incident Management
  • Recall Management
  • Pesticide Management and Sustainable Agriculture and Social Compliance

Effective FSQA management systems are about more than ticking items off of checklists. They’re about developing food safety culture.

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