French firms Intertek and Roquette have announced the launch of a shared audit program for the food industry.
The shared audit program allows multiple food companies to evaluate the same supplier simultaneously through a single third-party audit while maintaining the same level of quality and safety.
This approach provides multiple benefits to food companies:
Audit performed by an expert
Tailored audit report
Audit solution adapted to the current worldwide health situation
Consumers and authorities are concerned about their supply chain risks. Intertek’s Supply Chain Assurance solutions cover the key areas such as quality, food safety, traceability, and more.
The collaboration between Roquette and Intertek will introduce the concept of shared audits to the food industry and will help to take the next step forward in creating a safer food supply chain through the audit practices.
For more than 130 years, Intertek has had a systemic approach to Total Quality Assurance (TQA) and has developed world-leading innovative solutions in the areas of auditing, testing, inspection, and certification. Intertek holds international accreditation from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in production and distribution sites’ assessment for raw materials and food products.
Intertek has been working with brand leaders and industry groups to develop shared audit programs since the early 2000s, first in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and more recently for consumer goods, textiles, and apparel.