Food Safety Systems Glossary of Terms

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There are currently 7 terms in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Identity Preserved
A product that has a defined origin or purity characteristic which needs to be retained throughout the food chain (e.g. through traceability and protection from contamination) in order to assure its status.

A company facilitating the movement of products across an international border.

An event that has occurred that may result in the production or supply of unsafe, illegal or non- conforming products.

Industry Code of Practice
Industry norms, rules or protocols established by industry groups that provide practical, industry-specific good practice guidelines on meeting regulations while meeting industry needs.

Initial Audit
An audit at a company/site which is not in possession of a valid certificate.

Inspection Area
A designated station normally close to the process for the purpose of monitoring food safety and/or quality attributes and parameters.

Internal Audit
The general process of audit, for all the activities of the company. Conducted by or on behalf of the company for internal purposes. Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.




Global Food Safety Standards

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization, established by the international trade association, the Consumer Goods Forum (CIES - The Food Business Forum at the time) in May...

The British Retail Consortium

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organization that represents UK retailers, developed the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The British Retail Consortium was formed in January 1992...

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 was published on 1st August 2018 and is effective for audits from the 1st February 2019. The standard is still based on the following core elements:...

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