Food Safety Systems Glossary of Terms

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There are currently 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
N/A
Stands for “not applicable” and maybe reported during an audit by the auditor when an element does not apply at the time.

Non-Conformity
1. Non-fulfillment of a requirement.

2. The non-fulfillment of a specified product safety, legal or quality requirement or a specified system requirement

Non-Conformity – Certification Audit Categories
A minor non-conformity is an omission or deficiency in the site’s food safety management system that produces unsatisfactory conditions that if not addressed may lead to a risk to food safety.

A major non-conformity is an omission or deficiency in the site’s food safety management system producing unsatisfactory conditions that carry a food safety and/or quality risk.

A critical non-conformity is a breakdown in the site’s food safety management system that is judged likely to cause a significant public health risk and/or where the product is contaminated.

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