Food safety is one of the most publicized issues in food manufacturing. Public recalls due to food contamination are expensive and can cause irreversible damage to an organization. They can often be prevented however, with the ongoing use of proper procedures.
Myrtle Consulting Group implements strategies to focus on consistent implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMP), standard operating procedures (SOP) and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) systems.
We analyze the tools and processes that are currently in use by your organization to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update GMP and SOP management systems. We help ensure products are meeting quality and safety expectations, then work with your team to close gaps and install control mechanisms to sustain improvements.
Sanitation is often considered necessary, but not a primary focus in some organizations. The procedure is often outsourced, leading to inconsistencies among operators when it comes to proper cleaning methods. There can also be overuse of cleaning materials and solvents or equipment damage caused by inept methods.
Sanitation duties are often not well coordinated, leaving operators with the need for supplies to clean the equipment properly. All of these factors lead to apathy, poor product quality, loss of production time and equipment damage.
Myrtle Consulting Group assists clients in implementing a step-by-step organized and coordinated sanitation program that is carried out with military precision. Consultants train operators to do routine set-up, monitoring and self-maintenance. This leads to more on time start-ups with steeper ramp up curves. Regular Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) along with a well-developed Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan will lead to effective sanitation. Adding Lean manufacturing concepts to a program design allows standardized activity and a competitive advantage of efficiency as well.