GMP audits are relevant to any food processing or packing operation in which food is handled:
- Packhouses and Repackers
GDP audits are relevant for Cold or Dry Storage and Distribution.
We can audit the vendors in your supply chain directly, and can also verify audits conducted by other third-parties.
SCS can walk you through a pre-assessment process. Pre-assessment is a non-scored mock audit designed to assess the level of your preparedness for a certification audit. Ask about combining a pre-assessment with your initial audit for greater efficiency.
In the GMP audit, we verify your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including management commitment, mock recall, traceability, employee practices, training and education, sanitary facilities, water quality, building construction and design, pest control, cleaning and sanitation, equipment design and maintenance, storage, etc.
SCS can also perform GMP audits to the United Fresh Harmonized Audit Standard, including specialized audits such as Tomato Metrics.
For companies operating under HACCP plans, SCS includes a HACCP Food Safety Management plan audit within our GMP audits. You can further manage your risk by requesting a food security audit.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Audit
Food and Beverage: Storage & Distribution, Packers, & Processors
GMP compliance is viewed today as an essential baseline of HACCP-based food safety for food packers, handlers, and processors. GMP and GDP audits are increasingly required by retailers as proof that you take food safety seriously. Independent GMP and GDP verification confirms your operation's food safety practices and processes, and helps put you on the path to GFSI level Certification or reinforce your existing food safety program.
Choose SCS Global Services for the most complete GMP and GDP audit checklists. Developed with highest standards and over 30 years of food safety and HACCP expertise. Our highly skilled auditors are technical experts in multiple food safety categories. Growers of fresh produce commodities can prove their good agricultural practices using complementary services such as, Harmonized GAP or Primus Standard GMP and GAP Audit. We also offer GFSI-level GAP audits which may be required to satisfy buyer requirements. Please inquire with us for more information on how we can bundle these services.
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Apply for Auditing
Fill out an SCS Application form, which provides us with the details of your site and operation. Contact SCS at [email protected] to request guidance. SCS staff returns a proposal to you for signature. To initiate the certification process, return a signed proposal and Work Order.
Schedule the Audit
SCS assigns an auditor and audit dates are proposed. Once an audit date is confirmed, an audit plan is provided to ensure that your team is prepared.
An on-site audit of your operation is carried out to ensure that your operation is in compliance. If a HACCP plan is in place, that is assessed as well.
Audit Report Review
The auditor prepares and submits an audit report. If non-conformities are identified, the site must address them when preparing for the next audit.
Issue Audit Score
SCS conducts a final technical review of the audit report and Corrective Action documentation and issues the final audit score.
FInal audit results are sent to you and posted, and are sent to specific retailers as requested.
Ready to start the process? Complete an Application.