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Inspection and Audit
Definitions of Inspection and Audit
An inspection is a thorough physical review of a food facility to assess what is actually happening in a facility at a moment in
Time. This snapshot gives a realistic assessment of conditions that can be both positive and negative for food processing. An
Inspection focuses on physical review.
An audit is a systematic evaluation of food facility documentation to determine if Programs and related activities achieve
Planned expectations. An auditor looks at data over time to see if positive or negative trends are developing. An audit focuses on
Benefits of Inspection and Audit
Choosing an inspection or an audit depends on the goal. Many organizations choose both because inspections and audits support
Choose an inspection to:
• Reveal actual practices or issues that may not be apparent from paperwork
• Focus on root causes, not just on symptoms
• Educate personnel through interaction with an inspector
• Identify, reduce, eliminate, and prevent food hazards in a facility
• Prevent expensive and damaging recalls
• Comply with government regulation and industry expectations for safe food
• Improve and maintain a healthy, sanitary environment for food handling
• Produce safe food products
Choose an audit to:
• Comply with benchmarked standards
• Realize efficiencies through better management of documentation
• Achieve certification
• Look at trends over time