Consulting

We offer compliance consulting services to a wide variety of standards, including:
Food Safety Certifications
 
  • SQF

  • BRC

  • FSSC 22000

  • GMP/HACCP Audits

  • GHP & GAP Audits

  • Global GAP/Primus

  • Customer/Supplier Audits

Food Safety Regulations
  • FDA: FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food & Animal Food

  • Seafood HACCP & Juice HACCP

  • Produce Safety Rule, Sanitary Transport Rule, and 

  • Foreign Supplier Verification Program 

  • USDA: Meat & Poultry HACCP, Grass Fed Program

  • State Regulations & Licensing

  • Local Health Department Compliance

Consumer Certifications: 
  • Organic

  • Non-GMO

  • Gluten Free

  • Kosher/Halal

  • Humane Animal

  • Vegan, Paleo, Keto, etc...

Social Responsibility & Ethical Trade
  • Fair Trade

  • Rainforest Alliance

  • RPSO

  • Marine Stewardship Council

  • FSC Forest Management

  • SMETA

  • amfori BSCI

  • SA8000:2014

  • Equitable Food Initiative

  • Food Alliance

Environmental Compliance
  • ISO 140001:2015

  • USGBC/GBCI: LEED & TRUE

  • Carbon Neutral/PAS 2060

  • Alliance for Water Stewardship

  • State & Local Licenses & Perrmitting

Occupational Health & Safety
  • OSHA Compliance

  • ISO 45001:2018 (OHSAS 18001)

  • Covid-19 Policies

“It’s not about just passing the audit, it’s about having a good system”

D. Strait, Strait Consulting Services

Overview of Consulting Services

For companies that are not yet certified, we guide you through the entire process from start to finish. We have developed a highly-refined, systematic method of developing and implementing systems based on our deep knowledge of the standards and experience in the audit process. While we set up the project and manage it all the way through, we believe in working with the client together – at each step of the project we give clear action items with instructions and due dates, which we review and follow up before moving onto the next phase. All of this is managed through a cloud-based project management system which allows our team to stay on the same page, and enables us to stay connected between site visits. Our services during the system development and implementation project include:

  • Managing the implementation project and provide project timelines

  • Inspecting the facility and communicating needed purchases and renovations

  • Developing complete Procedure Manual & SOPs

  • Conducting Risk Assessments & Hazard Analyses

  • Developing and implementing records required for the audit

  • Conducting onsite training classes for employees and managers

  • Informing the client of the standard requirements and giving practical guidance on achieving compliance

  • Working with suppliers and service contractors to ensure their compliance with standards

  • Conducting a mock audit and reporting non-conformance’s to the client

  • Assisting the client in setting up the audit and dealing with the Certification Body

  • Being present during the actual audit to provide support

For clients that have already attained certification, we believe that the key to success is not in focusing on preparing for the audit once a year, but rather in maintaining the system in top form year-round while striving to improve it as well. For this purpose, we provide continuous ongoing support which includes:

  • Reviewing the system documentation and inspection of facility and operations

  • Assisting with completing the required annual reviews according to a planned Annual Review Schedule

  • Assessing changes to the products and processes, and guidance through the required documentation relating to the system updates

  • Setting Continual Improvement goals and projects for achieving them at the first visit each year, and reviewing and assisting with progress at each visit after

  • Informing the client of current events and changes to the Standard and updates to regulation, industry, and scientific developments

  • Conducting refresher training for employees and managers

  • Consulting relating to any current issues and questions that you are having relating to regulatory and certification issues

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