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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:44 PM

How has or should the food safety auditing community respond to these kinds of observations and allegations? Does this USAToday and similar articles present the truth?


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:31 PM

How has or should the food safety auditing community respond to these kinds of observations and allegations? Does this USAToday and similar articles present the truth?


Do these writers understand that “Certified Public Accountants”(CPAs) are paid by the firms they audit and are held to professional standardsthat dictate whether or not they can continue to earn a living that way?

Withvery few, but high profile, exceptions, this system works to keep the entireequities’ market in business. Food safety is well advised to follow such a successfulmodel!



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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:31 PM

The dichotomy of 3rd party Certification audits. You can’t deny it’s an uneasy partnership but in my experience most would opt for a rigorous but fair professional audit over a long lunch and a meaningless tick box exercise. It can be done.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:34 AM

This is not new.



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:16 AM

Well, a company pays us to do a proper audit. Responding on the wishes of excellent levels, is not a proper audit.

On the other hand: audits are mostly announced and a lot of organisations really are fixed to do their bests during audit days. The audit is only a sample. We can not guarentee, that the organisation looks the same on the other 363 days of the year.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:00 PM

The audit is only a sample. We can not guarentee, that the organisation looks the same on the other 363 days of the year.

Hence the rise of unannounced audits Madam A. D-tor.
The fear of a jack boot wearing, clip board carrying, non-conformance machine breaking down the door at any moment stimulates a climate of constant preparedness. :smile:

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