Increasingly complex supply chains, new food laws and the proliferation of food and
ingredient sources present significant challenges to the food industry today.
Successful food businesses know that their brand reputation, and ultimately their profitability,
rests on their ability to ensure that their customers are confident of the safety, legality and quality of their products.
NORTH STAR techno services helps companies in the global food supply chain to navigate this complex business and regulatory environment with a
comprehensive range of services – helping safeguard your products,
supply, people and premises through our risk management solutions.
Food Industry Second Party Audit.
Food Industry Supplier Audit program.
In today’s food safety environment, audits play a major role in ensuring brand protection. We offer a wide range of second party auditing services to support your desired objectives.
NORTH STAR has worked diligently to build the highest qualified and best calibrated auditor network in the food industry, with sector-specific expertise, , NORTH STAR auditors bring a wealth of expertise supporting clients in all key industry sectors, from restaurants, supermarkets and foodservice outlets to agriculture and processing plants, to storage and seafood sites, and more.
To help you manage your cost and your global programs, NORTH STAR employs multi-lingual local auditors in countries around the world. Using strong internal systems, technology,
and oversight, we ensure competency, consistency, and quality of our auditors.
Auditor training and calibration is not a single event but rather a continuous process, which NORTH STAR takes very seriously.
Whether we are auditing food systems or products, NORTH STAR provides consistently high quality inspections, designed to add immediate value and improve your operational excellence.
FOOD INDUSTRY SECOND PARTY AUDIT
NORTH STAR’s 2nd party food audits enables you to accurately assess the performance of your
suppliers and industry partners against your specific requirements and/or industry standards.
We perform customized 2nd party food audits against the following criteria:
Vendor Assessments – we monitor your trading partners throughout the supply chain to ensure adherence to your contractual agreements and other requirements
This means that your products meet your quality,
food safety, environmental, occupational and social responsibility standards at every stage of production.
Audit against your code of practice – we monitor your network to ensure compliance with the values and procedures defined in your code of practice
This helps to protect and sustain your brand and reputation.
Our customized 2nd party food audit solutions help your business succeed by being an
independent set of eyes and ears that can monitor operations. We ensure that your
organization and partners are maintaining, and improving, the standards you have specified – wherever you are in the world.
Our network of auditors has the in-depth, specific industry and business knowledge relevant to your organization. Upon completing your audit, we provide you with an accurate assessment of how closely and consistently your quality standard benchmarks are being met. We also identify ways that your organization's
networks can achieve the level of efficiency you require and design schemes for continuous improvements.
NORTH STAR is a respected leader in 2nd party food audits, with expertise and
experience in all phases of the food chain from the farm to the store shelf.
FOOD INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AUDIT PROGRAM
NORTH STAR helps manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and food service companies conduct a food supplier audit
program to independently assess compliance across the supply chain.
Our experts can evaluate the compliance and performance of your suppliers against your
chosen criteria and code of practice in addition to international standards.
Our auditors have the food industry and business knowledge needed to perform 2nd party food audits against your chosen criteria. Our supplier performance management service verifies that your suppliers meet your organization’s quality,
food safety, environmental, occupational and social responsibility requirements. And thanks to our global network and expertise, we can conduct your food supplier audit(s) wherever your suppliers are based and
without the need for you to develop and deploy equivalent internal resources.
CONSULTATIVE AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
NORTH STAR provides practical technical support services to meet the needs for compliance, product development and supplier performance management. These include:
Consulting – coaching at technical, tactical and strategic levels with solutions ranging from the production floor to corporate food safety and quality culture.
Coaching and mentoring
Food labeling and trading law advice.
Legislative interpretation and enforcement challenge support.
Helplines and advisory services, including accident reporting, complaints management, recall assistance, and up-to-the-minute advice on food hygiene, health and safety and related issues.
FOOD SERVICES TRAINING PORTFOLIO
TRAININGS ARE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS LEVELS AS :
Understanding the standard and its requirements is the first step to certification and implementing an effective management system. Awareness Training Programme provides a general understanding of the concepts of the standards and how the requirements impact the day-to-day operations of organizations.
North Star’s faculty explains the clauses of standard in detail, providing a base for understanding the Principles.
By attending this programme, delegates will be able to:
Explain definitions, concepts .
Identify principles and their application .
Outline the application and requirements of subject matter .
2. Implementation Training
Our implementation training classes will teach the standard requirements,
industry best practices for implementation, and give the necessary training to use the standard to implement a certified management system in any organisation.
This Training Programme introduces the concepts needed to understand,
develop, and implement management system standard. Syndicate
Exercises give experience to delegates to identify key requirements,
create documentation and to implement those requirements.
By attending this programme, delegates will be able to:
Understand the principles and concepts .
Explain the structure of management system standard and how it applies to the organization.
Facilitate development of processes, policies, objectives, documentation and Monitoring and measurement techniques.
3. Internal Auditor Training
Internal Auditor Training Programme provides the necessary input to master all the special skills needed by an Internal Auditor as per ISO 19011 guidelines. The course is designed by involving the most modern accelerated learning techniques existing in the field of training. After successful completion of this course the
delegates are competent to plan, conduct and report a first and second party Audit.
This Internal Auditor training programme empowers employees to identify any gaps that challenge the effectiveness of organisation’s food safety management system. The training program will also provide both technical knowledge and
practical skills essential to become a competent internal auditor for respective management system standard in line with ISO 19011:2011.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is internationally accepted as the most cost-effective method of preventing food
contamination from chemical, microbiological and physical hazards.
HACCP Training gives an in-depth understanding of the twelve applications steps to Hazard
Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Through lecture, discussion and workshops,
we will discuss different types of hazards and how to implement HACCP’s twelve (12)
steps in your organization.
Trainings available for HACCP:
1 Day HACCP Awareness.
2 Day HACCP Implementation.
2 Day HACCP Internal Auditor.
FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING
North Star Food Hygiene Control Programme - a global consistency standard for both domestic and international brands to recognise organisations hygiene practices. To help promote the hygiene standards of your restaurants and to differentiate your quality proposition, North Star has developed a
Food Hygiene Control Programme to help not only manage the risk of food
related incidents but promote customer care through best practices.
Two Day Awareness Programme on Food Hygiene Practices:
By the end of the course delegates will:
Understand and Promote food safety and quality.
Pro-actively improve processes which will save you valuable time and resources.
demonstrate the compliance with the highest standards.
Ensure compliance with regulations and your sanitary control plans.
FOOD DEFENSE AWARENESS TRAINING
(Covering PAS 96:2014 Guide to protecting and defending food and drink from deliberate attack)
1 Day Awareness Training
By end of the course delegates will:
Concepts of defending food and drink from deliberate attack.
Types of threats.
How to identify types of attacker.
Threat Assessment Critical Control Points (TACCP).