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.

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

Incident
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.

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