A brief description of the service …

Key Benefits

Verification of compliance with EU legislation

Increasing food safety and product quality

Being prepared for FVO / ESA inspection


This service includes an EU conform audit of the production facilities including an assessment of the internal controls applied, such as pre-requisite programs and HACCP. The importance of these checks and their documentation can’t be over emphasised. It is not enough to comply with the legislation during a visit by the authorities or a customer, a proof must be provided for such compliance at any given time. Only a well-established and maintained documentation will demonstrate such compliance.
A thorough physical inspection of all rooms and equipment included into the production process will be carried out. Issues such as structure and layout, installation and equipment, maintenance and cleanliness and operational hygiene will be analysed and assessed. A detailed report will be compiled listing all deficiencies detected.

Advice following an audit
Upon request, we are able to give your company a proposal for a corrective action. Each individual deficiency will be discussed and corrective action proposed. Some of the deficiencies detected during Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) or EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) inspections might appear to require considerable investments. This could however in some cases be avoided if detailed analysis of the deficiencies is carried out and all possible solutions are properly evaluated.

Continuous assessment
It is a well-established fact, that staff working for a long time within the same company become “house-blind” for their surroundings, not registering the deficiencies around them, which they otherwise would do in an environment they have not experienced before.
In such cases an outside agent, critically assessing the situation on a regular basis, can help the hygiene management of the establishment to stay on top of the situation. Receiving such a visit will put the management in a position to receive a customer or the relevant authorities with confidence at any given time. We are able to provide such a continuous assessment. Please contact us for further information.

FCC is furthermore in a position to provide auditing software for the use of quality managers.  This system, called ESTABMAN, uses tablets and cloud based databases. The management and/ or quality manager of the establishment will have full control of the data being able to provide access to consultants on a case by case bases as appropriate.  See also more information on:

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