The SQF certification standard adds an extra layer of compliance for the Food and Beverage industry. SQF is the most prominent food safety standard that incorporates both safety and quality.
BRC is a standard for retail compliance, which requires components such as a HACCP/HARPC system, Corrective and Preventive Action, and Employee Training. IFS is an international standard that helps retailers qualify and select suppliers. Requirements include record-keeping procedures and a HACCP/HARPC system.
Through the implementation of PRPs, preliminary steps and principles throughout a HACCP/HARPC plan, and adherence to the ISO 22000 food safety management standard and SQF, BRC and IFS, food chain stakeholders can demonstrate their system is functioning at the highest ability to produce a safe and high quality product for the customer while reducing risk.
Integrated Quality Management Software
EtQ's Food Safety Management Software System has been pre-configured to specifically address the requirements of ISO 22000, HACCP/HARPC, SQF, BRC, and IFS processes. EtQ's unique modular approach provides unparalleled flexibility and automation. The modules are tightly integrated to deliver a best-in-class Food Safety Software solution for Food and Beverage industry - ensuring safety from farm to fork.
The EtQ Reliance HACCP Software solution is configurable to meet your unique needs, and is revision controlled, so you can continuously audit your HACCP plans and update them to meet your compliance needs.
Food Safety and Food Quality down the Supply Chain
EtQ's supplier management software is designed to provide unparalleled visibility into supplier quality and supplier safety. Through EtQ, organizations can review their suppliers' quality systems and incorporate suppliers into corrective actions from their business processes. Furthermore, this visibility allows organizations to rate and review their suppliers, selecting only those suppliers who best adhere to your food safety and food quality software initiatives. Similarly, it allows supplier to review their rating and take action to improve compliance and become a preferred vendor for the organization. This concept of automated supplier collaboration through food safety systems provides a high level of visibility into supply chain quality, faster collaboration on quality and safety events with suppliers and continuous improvement through use of supplier rating systems.
Connected to the Production Systems with Food Safety
EtQ Connectors close the gap between production systems and the food safety management system. Modules, such as nonconformance, corrective action software and audit management connect to production systems to fully automate the process of identifying potential hazards and events within your HACCP/HARPC plan, without the need for additional software to bridge the gap. Production systems can then be automatically updated throughout the process of managing the food safety system.
- Automatic segregation and categorization of events at the source
- Automatic identification and display of related events
- Built-in risk assessment software
- Initial assessment to allow early closure
- Risk Assessment throughout the process to guide decision making
- Full investigation with step-by-step root cause analysis
- Automatic lookup and display of related investigations and corrective actions
- Comprehensive corrective action and effectiveness check plan with risk mitigation history
Closed-Loop Corrective Action
The EtQ food safety management system for HACCP/HARPC, ISO 22000, SQF, BRC, and IFS compliance is pre-configured to initiate various post-CAPA processes, including electronic distribution of corrective action results, document control and employee training.
For food safety management, the ability to mitigate risk within your processes is critical to compliance. Using EtQ's Reliance HACCP software solution, you can map out your food safety process and build controls and risk mitigation at each step. For any process that is a critical control point, you can automatically link the HACCP Software solution plans to corrective action or other adverse event management.
This integration of HACCP to other processes helps to foster the concept of a closed-loop corrective action process; you are able to link adverse events from audits, HACCP or other events to the corrective action process. From corrective action, you can build action plans, investigate the root cause and verify effectiveness. Part of the closed-loop corrective action process is effecting change. From the corrective action, you are able to generate change management activities to impact your HACCP program with changes and updates.