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Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Plan

Does your company need to meet the requirements of GFSI certification schemes such as SQF or BRC?

Fast track food safety compliance with us and meet audit requirements. We’ll debrief you on the technical side of food fraud vulnerability, guide you through your assessment, and walk you through how to act on the mitigation plan to ensure your company meets requirements.

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Learn food fraud risk assessment and mitigation the Sirocco way.

Gain clarity and confidence knowing your food safety management plan will meet the SQF code requirements for your company to achieve and maintain certification. With our expert consultative guidance, you’ll meet all the audit requirements and be fully compliant with SQF or BRC (GFSI standards). We’ll also ensure you meet FSMA requirements (FDA Intentional Food Adulteration Rule) for US manufacturing and distribution if needed.

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How It Works

Step 1

Create a materials list

  • Provide your list of Ingredients and raw materials
  • Identify country of origin
  • Clarify whether goods are imported or domestically sourced

Step 2

Submit your list to Sirocco for risk assessment

We’ll complete a risk assessment that will apply to individual materials and ingredients using the Decernis database.

Step 3

Review the risk outcome and implement the mitigation plan

Based on the risk outcome, we’ll issue a mitigation plan for implementation.

Next Step

Refer to the SQF certification process map to see what food fraud assessments are required for your company and identify where you are on the journey towards certification.

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Have Questions?

Email [email protected], and let us know how we can help you.

FAQs

How do you conduct a food fraud risk assessment?

What is GFSI?

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit organisation that provides food safety leadership and benchmarks private standards to ensure minimum food safety requirements for the global food industry. The GFSI-benchmarked standards incorporate HACCP principles and best practices in quality and food safety management. Standard requirements are designed to meet business objectives such as regulatory compliance, food safety, food security, product quality and continuous improvement.

What Clients Are Saying

I would like to take this opportunity to express how very satisfied I was to receive and work with the Sirocco SQF bundle.  What a time saver! The templates are very easy to use and adjust to make your own. They saved me countless hours of work, guiding me through the necessary steps and gave my program a cohesive professional look. One can become overwhelmed with the volumes of paperwork that is needed for SQF and HACCP.  The Sirocco SQF bundle definitely lightened that load and combined with Karine's expertise, I couldn't be happier. Highly recommended.
I am very happy with the service Sirocco provided us. Karine and Sean are amazing food scientists/experts!  They are super knowledgeable and respond in such a timely manner when I need the support urgently with my seafood business. I cannot thank them enough for their help. Highly recommended!

Karine, […] I just wanted to thank you for the work you did on our PCP [plan]. We were audited by CFIA in November and did very well.

We were in a situation that required that we get an SQF Certification in a very short period of time. Sirocco Consulting provided us with the templates we needed and talked us through the process. No doubt without them we could not have achieved receiving our certification in the allotted time. Karine was our consultant and she made the process understandable and much less daunting than it would have been otherwise. I highly recommend Sirocco Consulting to any company that needs a third-party audit. It was one of the best investments we made in our trek to become third-party certified. We are counting on significant return on investment having achieved this milestone in our growth. Thanks Sirocco!
When we decided to implement the SQF program in our facility we knew we would have to develop a lot of new procedures and forms. We reached out to Karine Lawrence of Sirocco Consulting and with her guidance and templates, we were able to smoothly implement the code. The template package was very complete and easy to follow; each document made reference to the element of the code being covered making it easy to track our progress and if we had any questions Karine was quick to answer and provide examples. We had our desk audit recently and the auditor was happy to see how complete our documentation was, the template package and Karine’s support were key in this accomplishment.
“Thank you” very much for being with us for conducting the “Basic Sensory Science” Training here at Silver Spring Foods on the 27th September 2019. It was a great pleasure meeting with you and working with you during the course of the workshop and It was indeed a great training session. [...]It was great that our teams had the opportunity to screen the basic characteristic of the food products and along with our own range of product samples. We were very delighted the way that you presented the training and conducted the sample screenings during the session. Once again Thanking You for the job well done and for providing Certificates of Accomplishments to our Teams!
I would like to express my gratitude to my instructor Karine Lawrence, for dedicating her valuable time and energy into the FSPCA (Preventive Controls for Human Food) workshop which I attended in Toronto. The workshop was extremely informative. The teaching method, contents, and the combination of presentations and assignments were in a perfect accordance with the objectives of the workshop, as it addressed all my questions and the ambiguities that I had in my mind before the meeting. I believe that the enthusiasm and positive responses of all participants to the workshop were a reflection of usefulness and credibility of Karine’s performance during the event as well as the importance of the presented topics throughout the workshop.
I am writing this testimonial to express my gratitude to Karine Lawrence from Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting. We started our SQF implementation using the Sirocco SQF templates last August (2019) and just passed SQF 8.1 stage 1 and 2 audits on October and December. The templates are professionally written and the implementation was very easy. I highly recommend the Sirocco Consulting Templates. Thank you very much Karine.
I would like to thank both of you for organizing & presenting this informative valuable training for Food Industry Professionals within the QA Sector. With the SFCR enactment recently, I have gained valuable insight on the expectations of CFIA along with the opportunities & grants  that are available from the “Post - Farm Food Safety Program through your presentation.
Also, Ketki’s presentation on compliance with the FSMA-“Foreign Supplier Verification” gave me valuable information on the expectations of the “Importer” from the “supplier” with regards to pertinent documents associated to food products being exported to the US.
Thanks once again  for all you support.
We contacted Sirocco Consulting after scoring lower than desired on a SQF 8.0 audit. Karine visited our plant and did a gap assessment. We found her efficient and helpful and used her guidance to get our CARs addressed. Subsequently, we hired Karine to return and train our key personnel on the FSPCA course. Again, we appreciate her knowledge and ability to teach in efficiently. I would recommend Sirocco to anyone needing help building their food safety program. Read More
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