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New ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard Is Now Published
ISO 9001:2008 has been revised. The new standard (ISO 9001:2015) was published on 23 September 2015. Organizations that are currently registered to ISO 9001:2008 will have until September 2018 to transition to the 2015 standand.
The 2015 revision represents a major change in quality management practices. ISO 9001:2015 introduces a number of new requirements and concepts such as, context of the organiation, leadership (i.e now requires leadership to step up, and takes quality processes right to the boardroom), risk based thinking, change management, people engagement and knowledge management, just to mention a few.
Food Integrity Africa offers a complete package of consulting services to assist you to determine the requirements of your organization with regard to the new standard (gap analysis), transition project planing and implementation, leadership training, employee awareness, best pactice advise on how to implement the changes effectively. Get in touch with us to start your ISO 9001 transition journey.
We are there to help you join together the pieces of food safety management puzzle.
Implementing a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is a strategic decision which requires a business wide approach, leadership involvement, management commitment, operational ownership, employee involvement, effective project management, planning, training support and change management.
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We can help you to develop an effective food safety employee engagement program and a positive Food Safety Culture
Food safety culture is the shared beliefs, attitudes, people's perceptions, behaviours and practices connected to food safety. Although training is very important for improving food safety performance, it does not always deliver the right behaviour and culture change required to embed and sustain food safety management system processes and food hygiene prctices within the organisation.
Food safety is not by what people know about food safety hazards, but what they do in practice. What people do depends very much on the business environment, the organisation's culture and their own beliefs around food safety i.e Food Safety Culture.
Every food business has an established unique food safety culture. It is how the business do food safety day in day out. A Positive Food Safety Culture is required to maintain a food safety management system (FSMS), improve food hygiene practices, GMP, factory standards and operational food safety performance of business.