Supporting Continuous Improvement
The auditors will also be looking at whether those in senior management positions are committed to not just implementing processes surrounding food safety, but the continuous improvement of those processes moving forward. Implementing a traceability system in your business is a demonstration of intent to do just this, and also provides a platform for senior management to control and learn about production.
With previously mentioned reporting tools that are available within Stevens Management, you can gain valuable information that can inform the improvement of processes moving forward.
In a BRC Audit, you’ll have to demonstrate the controls that are in place to maintain control in the products being produced. This includes managing allergens that might be present. Using the Production software module included in our traceability systems, you’ll have access to the very tools to help you do so.
As listed in our 5 Key Features of Production Dynamic blog post, you can assign allergens to particular commodities. Allergens can be set up in the management suite and can then be assigned to commodities when you create or edit them. You can tell the system to display a warning message on the terminal screen whenever a particular commodity is being weighed out. With this setting, you can ensure that operators are made aware of any allergens present so that can take the necessary measures or precautions during production.
Auditors will also be looking at your colleagues and operators too – if they’re properly trained, wearing any necessary gear like PPE, and if they follow the proper procedures when it comes to hygiene for example. Once again, our Stevens Management system accounts for this, with the ability to set any necessary personnel questions to ensure any operators using the terminals are adhering to the relevant requirements such as those mentioned above.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how using one of our systems can help you better prepare for BRC audits, then get in touch here to speak to a member of our team. You can also download our free brochures for both our Essentials and Dynamic Traceability Systems below.