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FSEP | (Canadian) Food Safety Enhancement Program

What is FSEP?

The Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) is a HACCP-based food safety system that has been developed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The objective of the Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) is to provide minimum food safety requirements for the control of food safety risks.

FSEP is the food safety standard of choice for Canadian companies who wish to become HACCP-certified.

How can Sirocco help with FSEP?

  • As a Certified Canadian HACCP Professional and registered food safety advisor in British Columbia, Karine Lawrence, Principal/owner of Sirocco Food and Wine Consulting, is qualified to develop your HACCP-based food safety program.
  • We can offer assistance with developing your FSEP procedure manual.
  • We can train your employees towards compliance with the FSEP requirements.
  • We can perform a gap assessment of your implemented food safety program against the FSEP standard.
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What Clients Are Saying

“We contacted Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting” to prepare various evaluation protocols for the sensory profiling of our fair trade cocoa beans and chocolate. Finished products were also assessed using the Tastel web sensory software. Karine developed an aroma wheel for our products which we now use to support Marketing and Sales. Our next step is to train an internal sensory panel so that we are able to track the sensory quality of our cocoa beans and chocolate.”

I have had the pleasure of working with Karine for over a year now. She helped our company pass our first SQF audit Ed. 8.1 with a score of 94. For our recertification audit, which was on SQF Ed. 9.0, Karine visited our site and performed a gap assessment. She was able to identify a lot of areas for improvement and with her help our company passed the audit and achieved a score of 96. Karine is really knowledgeable on SQF. She is easy to work with and extremely helpful.

“We have been working with Karine Lawrence for about 8 months as we work to achieve our HACCP certification. She has been such a great support for us; providing training for our HACCP team and being present to answer our questions. She has so much knowledge on food safety requirements and has been able to provide us with resources to ensure that we have strong programs in place. Early in the process she conducted a gap assessment of our programs and the facility, which helped us identify the areas that we had to improve on. We feel confident that we will successfully reach our food safety goals. Thank you for all your guidance throughout this process.”

“This is to tell everyone that we have been dealing with Karine Lawrence for 2 years in doing our HACCP Plan & PCP importer plan for our wholesale company and it has been a pleasure dealing with her. She is hardworking, organized, passionate, intelligent and truly knowledgeable and knows how to accommodate our personal needs. Without her knowledge, guidance and expertise, we could not have finished our PCP plan/HACCP plan in time. Because of her, we are now fully compliant and very safe in running our wholesale food business. We are blessed to know Karine and without her, we would not be where we are today in our business.”

“Karine was a wonderful instructor. She was thorough and ensured we understood content before moving on rather than trying to rush through things to follow the course schedule. She was engaging and asked a lot of questions, appreciating all of our different backgrounds and ideas.”

“ The instructor (Karine Lawrence) was extremely knowledgeable and the class was enjoyable” “This course (SQF 9 System Implementation taught by Karine Lawrence) definitely increased my knowledge and understanding of SQF.”
We would like to express how grateful we are to have found Sirocco Consulting. We were a week away from our first ever SQF desk audit when we decided to purchase the SQF Templates Bundle from Sirocco. We had about 60% of our procedures in place but were able to rely on Sirocco’s template to cover the rest. The SOPs and Forms provided by Sirocco were detailed and covered all requirements of the SQF code.  We did not have any non-conformities on procedures that we implemented using the templates provided by Sirocco. After the desk audit we continued to work with Karine. A month and a half later we passed our first SQF site audit with only 6 minor non-conformities. This would not have been possible without Sirocco Consulting. Thank you from the team at Blue Ocean.
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!
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