This month I am sharing my latest free e-book. This is a great chance for you to join the hundreds of Food Safety Professionals that already are using my mantras to deal with audits with less stress and anxiety
Have you ever felt nervous and anxious before an audit day? You are not alone!
In the +21 years experience in the food industry I have developed my own way to deal with audits. Now, I decided that it’s time to share with other food safety professionals my 5 tips to help go thru the BIG audit day.
It is natural to feel nervous, after all, we spend countless hours working to comply with requirements, perhaps in the majority of the cases working in a lonely situation. In the last weeks or days prior to the BIG DAY many questions pop up:
Have I done enough?
Are we prepared?
What will the auditor be looking for?
In this free document you will get to know my 5 Audit Mantras that won’t avoid nonconformities but, by changing your mindset, will totally change the experience.
I am getting great feedback from Food Safety Professionals:
“It did bring me back to my humble beginning in food safety, I wish I had that guide then!“ Marie-Claude Quentin – Senior Technical Manager, GFSI
Jaco Vink (Asesor principal de ISACert Nederland) – I can say this is a very good e-book. Highly recommended
(here you have the e-book prologue to get an idea of its content)
I believe that for as many years we have as food safety professionals we always live the audit day as a special one. After all, we spend countless hours working to comply with requirements, perhaps in the majority of the cases we work in a lonely situation, so we can’t help but to feel nervous and anxious. In the last weeks or days prior to the BIG DAY many questions pop up: Have I done enough? Are we prepared? What will the auditor be looking for?
So how can we be better prepared? This question could be addressed in two ways: Technical and Mindset. On the technical side there are so many variables, such as the organization, the standard, the scope of the audit, the type of audit, etc. It is not easy for an outsider to do concrete proposals. Also in the case of Mindset there is no one answer that can solve all problems but there are some common principles that will make the audit day a totally different experience.
In the next pages you will find 5 suggestions that I hope you can read with an open mind and put in practice as soon as possible. These suggestions are not meant to avoid nonconformities but will make the audit what it should be, a tool for the continuous improvement, not only of the systems, but also for ourselves, Food Safety Professionals.