If you want to blow a food safety audit, just have one of these infractions:
• The presence of an immediate food safety risk,
• The presence or evidence of rodents or excessive insects during packing or storing,
• Observations of employee practices that may jeopardize food safety,
• Falsification of records,
• Not having a designated food safety person on staff and
• Not having a GAP (good agricultural practices) manual.
Even if don't have any of the above infractions, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll pass, Phil Tocco, a Michigan State University Extension educator, said in a news release.
But having a clean record will contribute significantly to having a successful audit.
For more information on food safety, visit Michigan State University Extension Agrifood Safety Working Group's website.