Health & Food Safety Audits
Actionable audits that support continuous improvement
Auditing is an integral part of procedure verification, both as a requirement of HACCP and health & safety compliance.
Benefits of health and food safety audits
Audits help a business to:
Identify and resolve any internal issues.
Convey greater reliability to stakeholders, clients and customers.
Achieve a higher local authority inspection rating.
How can we help?
Food Protect can support you to achieve and maintain high safety standards with our bespoke audit support services:
Independent and comprehensive inspections and audits.
Audit frequency tailored to your unique needs.
Audit templates created to meet your requirements (min. compliance standards, scoring criteria and protocol for corrective action plans).
Review and approval of audit corrective action plans to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Health & food safety audits for a multi-site contract catering business
A multi-site contract catering company did not have a formal audit system in place for their health and food safety management. There was a significant disconnect between management’s expectations of the organisation’s health and food safety management performance and the reality on the ground.
Stage 1 – Initial audits
We worked with our client’s management team to put an auditing plan in place with a traffic light scoring system. The first round of audits identified several gaps with amber and red action points.
Stage 2 - Coaching and mentoring
Our consultants provided coaching and mentoring support to the leadership and operational team and helped them to raise the profile of health and food safety across the business.
Stage 3 – Subsequent audits
The second round of audits 12 months later revealed a marked improvement in scores, with 90% of sites achieving a “green” score.
The company’s leadership and operational teams reported having increased confidence that their teams’ working practices were safe and legally compliant. They felt reassured that they had the systems and tools in place to facilitate continuous improvement.
“Aditi has taken a great deal of time to understand the complex nature of our business and the health and food safety issues, which has really made a difference to ours and the clients’ audit scores. Aditi is also a very good communicator and a competent consultant with a high level of knowledge and experience. It has been useful on many occasions to have her expert input to ensure that our business is compliant with all health and food safety legislation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aditi and Food Protect to any business.”
Stephen Lowis - Operations Manager