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Mobile technology has made the audit process more user-friendly. Platforms like
PSSI's Real-Time Performance Metrics are available in mobile formats.

"This is essential to comply
with all regulatory requirements,
to accelerate culture shift and to
ensure sustained results."

Jumping on the
CBD bandwagon
One target of ASI's growth,
Williams said, is the booming
CBD industry.
"We have an entirely new
and innovative audit scheme
for cannabis safety and quality,
aiming to improve both the safety
and the quality of the global
supply chain of cannabis and
cannabis-infused products," he
said. "The progress made in the
cannabis industry in the past
year has been immense, and our
audit scheme is aiming to keep
consumers safe and healthy just
like consumers of food products."
ASI has many other exciting
things to come, Williams
promised. "We are continually
adding new fully on-demand

e-learning courses for the
food industry, developing new
audit standards and improving
our current audit standards to
keep up with current industry
guidelines."
When it comes to food
safety, ASI's auditing services
provide insight into the food
processors grocery retailers and
commissaries buy from.
That, Williams said, helps boost
the procurement department's
confidence when selecting a
product. Additionally, ASI assists
grocery retailers with their
internal food safety programs
through continuous audits of
their warehouses and private
label brands.
Most retailers and
commissaries will rely on thirdparty auditing firms such as ASI
to provide facility information for
the suppliers of the food
products. Now more than ever,
Williams said, it's increasingly

important for retailers' suppliers
to be fully verified with
either a cGMP audit or a GFSI
benchmarked audit scheme.
That said, retailers are slowly
looking into options such as the
SQF Food Safety Code for Food
Retail to improve food safety at
their storefronts.
In the long run, Williams
doesn't think the coronavirus will
have a detrimental impact on
grocery stores and commissaries,
due to food being a necessity.
In the short term, though, there
will be an obvious economic
impact, potentially closing
smaller food manufacturers and
thereby forcing grocery stores
and commissaries to obtain
products from other suppliers.
That, he added, makes
the audit services provided
by companies like ASI more
important than ever, ensuring
that the food supply always
remains safe.

PSSI

Changing a company's food
safety culture from top to bottom
is one of Comprehensive Food
Safety's specialties, he said.
The company offers its clients
full-time consultant-auditors,
industry leadership in both food
safety and IPM, affordable turnkey
solutions for retailers, a flexible,
proprietary cloud-based platform
and many other services.
One emerging trend in the
industry, Cherkasky said, is riskbased retail food safety audits
with a focus on perishables.
One problem is the fact that
integrated pest management
is often outsourced to the pest
control operator, often with little
or no responsibility by the retail
organization.
"There is a noticeable lack of
attention to OSHA safety and
integrated pest management
during routine food safety audits,"
he said. "Employee health and
safety must never be comprised."
The retail grocery industry is
entering a new era that's focused
on advancing technology,
and real-time reporting
and information sharing,
Cherkasky said.
"Flexible, cloud-based
reporting platforms are being
used more and more throughout
the retail industry to mitigate ,
drive compliance, and to improve
quality. The days of manual
reporting systems are gone
forever."
Cloud-based reporting
platforms provide laser-focused
insight and corresponding action,
he added. And the ability to have
users in each store is essential to
ensure timely corrective actions
that address root causes.
Most important, he said,
the platform should be easily
customizable to meet the unique
and constantly-changing retail
reporting requirements across
the industry.

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