During the pandemic, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service largely replaced its in-country visitation teams with so-called remote verification audits. FSIS audits foreign countries that export meat and eggs to the United States to verifyContinue Reading USDA changing foreign audit practices
Remote audits should not replace physical visits but can be used as part of a hybrid approach, said presenters at the Vienna Food Safety Forum.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Standards and Trade…Continue Reading Experience shows the pros and cons of remote audits
An international forum is scheduled for October on data-driven innovation in food safety, including the use of remote audits and verification.
The event is organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the…Continue Reading Event to focus on role of data and digital in food safety
Two audits by the European Commission’s health and safety unit have looked at milk and dairy products in Poland and the Netherlands.
A remote DG Sante audit, in March 2021 in Poland found the system…Continue Reading EU reviews dairy safety controls in Poland and Netherlands
Two audits by the European Commission’s health and safety unit have looked at checks to ensure fish product safety in Egypt and Croatia.
A remote DG Sante audit, in May and June 2021 in Egypt,…
Continue Reading EU finds faults with Egypt’s fish checks; backs Croatian controls
During the pandemic, virtual inspections of restaurants and domestic food manufacturers became standard. Remote audits of foreign inspection practices are part of that new normal.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Jan. 5 released …
Continue Reading USDA’s remote audit gives a pass to Poland’s pork inspection system
A survey has found a preference for keeping remote or blended audits, assessments and evaluations.
A joint International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) poll in August…
Continue Reading Survey supports continued use of remote option for audits
The majority of seafood products imported into Norway were compliant with food safety rules, according to a new report.
The report summarizes the monitoring program for seafood imported to Norway from countries outside the European…
Continue Reading Seafood imports to Norway from non-EU countries mostly safe
The majority of Codex members have backed guidance on the use of paperless certification in food trade.
The Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) recommended the next Codex Alimentarius…
Continue Reading Codex members support paperless trade guidance
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out a plan of how local authorities can get back to food hygiene and standards work after dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The recovery plan for local authorities…
Continue Reading FSA fixes timeline to get inspections back on track after initial impact of COVID-19