According to Gary Nowacki, TraceGains’ CEO, “Telling these stories is cathartic. It allows people at food manufacturers and processors to finally share food audit experiences in a friendly yet anonymous setting. This is the antidote to the audit venom. We encourage and request all food safety and quality professionals to share their stress and nightmare food audit experiences.”
Audits frequently make people so nervous that they take twice as long to perform. Food Safety Scientist from an international baking organization experienced this first hand during one of her first BRC audits. “We had a few temporary employees working at that facility. There was one temporary employee hired just a week before the audit,” noted the food safety scientist. During the audit, the temporary employee was carefully watching another employee dump an ingredient, an act he continued to do for five to seven minutes. After the dumping was completed, he caught the auditor’s attention, who laughed. The temporary employee was very cautious not to do anything wrong; making the whole process take longer than it should have.
For the next week TraceGains will collect food audit story submissions and will recognize the top 3 audit submissions with a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet. The deadline for submission is December 18, 2013. Enter at: http://www.tracegains.com/
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TraceGains (www.tracegains.com) provides food and beverage manufacturers and distributors with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates and streamlines processes to convert static documents into actionable data. With a network of more than 5,000 supplier members and more than 250 deployment sites, TraceGains offers an ever-expanding database of suppliers, purchased items, and documents that companies can leverage to improve product quality, accelerate product development, and meet regulatory and audit pressures. TraceGains not only digitizes all incoming documents, making them easily searchable, but also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ automated solution assures companies that documentation is up to date, organized, and searchable, making companies 365 Audit Ready. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.