customized for you. We design and perform confidential
work to provide you with valuable information. We have
extensive experience with the latest technologies for:
- Developing and evaluating
rapid food microbiology methods and sampling plans for detecting
microbial pathogens and spoilage organisms in complex food
matrices of any lot size
- Collecting pre-collaborative
or collaborative data for AOAC Research Institute review
- Performing microbial challenge
and shelf life studies to satisfy FDA Food Code and food
- Evaluating and modifying food
formulations for microbial and physical stability
personalized for you. We will work with your professionals
to establish microbial quality and safety standards that meet
or exceed regulatory as well as industry requirements by:
- Developing vendor programs
that will help ensure quality raw materials.
- Providing confidential on-site
assistance with regulatory and legal issues.
- Establishing and reviewing
microbiological services both in-house or from independent
- Interpreting microbiological
data already collected.
- Evaluating cleaning and sanitation
programs in your facilities.
Management designed for you. We will work with
your Quality Assurance professionals to design and build a
QA database. Microbiological, chemical or physical quality
and safety data is often collected but rarely incorporated
into useful trend analysis tools.
- We can retrieve data collected
by vendors, in-house labs, or independent labs, then build
and maintain a database that provides you with valuable
information for critical business decisions.
- This confidential database
will be housed off-site with rapid next-day access whenever
- Summary reports of important
QA information with statistical and graphical analyses will
be available in a timely fashion, freeing your professionals
from routine data entry and report preparation.
Auditing conducted for you.
We perform a variety of audits designed to evaluate and help
improve your company's or your vendors' food safety, quality
and HACCP programs. We will work with your Quality Assurance
professionals to customize our audits to your particular vendor
requirements or company quality improvement goals. With each
type of audit, we will make an on-site visit, identify areas
needing improvement and present you with a summary of observations
and suggestions for improvement.
- Good Manufacturing Practices
Audits - This audit evaluates a plant's compliance to required
GMPs in the following areas: personnel, buildings and facilities,
equipment and utensils, production and process control,
and warehouse and distribution. Audit focuses on application
of GMP programs.
- Food Safety and Quality
System Audits - This audit assesses the systems in food
manufacturing plants to assure product quality and safety.
Audit focuses on documentation of GMP, food safety and quality
programs, procedures and records.
- Good Laboratory Practices
Audits - This audit evaluates in-house and independent laboratories
to ensure quality and accuracy in testing.
- Sanitation and Cleaning
Audits - This audit evaluates the effectiveness of the sanitation
process. The cleaning and sanitizing process is observed
and environmental samples are collected and analyzed.
- Process Evaluation/Troubleshooting
Audits - This audit evaluates production processes, targets
areas for improvement and helps to solve problems. This
audit can be used to identify root causes of contamination
issues and may include product and environmental sampling.
- Warehouse and Distribution
Audits - This audit evaluates compliance with food safety
and Good Distribution Practices in distribution centers
- Foodservice Establishment
Audits - This audit evaluates the application of food safety
programs in food service settings. Audit focuses on evaluating
facility, employee practices and records.
- Good Laboratory Practices
(GLP) Audits - This Audit evaluates the client’s in-
house or external food microbiology laboratory.
If you have
questions about any of the services offered by Richter International, please
write us at: Information@RichterInternational.com
forward to hearing from you soon!