SERVICES

WHAT WE OFFER

SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

Warisco’s Consultants are some of the best in the industry; armed with hands-on experience in system implementation, system certification and system improvement. Our Consultants have unrivalled expertise in food safety and quality certification schemes such as HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, Global G.A.P, BRC and ISO 9001:2015. We use our expertise to support the firms that are planning to undergo or in the process of certification. We work with our clients, as they walk the journey of certification, by carrying out GAP analysis, documentation, food safety awareness training, food safety team trainings, system verifications and improvement. In addition, our Consultants inject the much-needed technical expertise by guiding in hazard identification and control measure assessment. We also conduct pre-assessment to gauge the facility’s readiness for certification.

GFSI’s GLOBAL MARKET PROGRAMME:

We support small and medium companies who lack or have less sophisticated food safety systems or with limited resources to establish and sustain a sound food risk management plan. We do this through a scheme called Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI’s) Global Markets Programme. The overall objective of this program is to assist these firms to improve market access as they go through a pathway to certification to the GFSI-recognised certification programmes. This is one area that we are giving a lot of focus because we believe that by helping players in this pool, the businesses will be better positioned to access premium markets, manage food safety risks and contribute towards poverty reduction.  

Food Defense and Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment

Food Defense and Food Fraud assessment tools are vital to food firms that wish to develop food defense and food fraud control plans with the aims of fulfilling legal obligations, customer requirements and/or streamlining their operational systems. Specifically, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) now require organizations that are already certified, to any of the GFSI approved schemes or those seeking certification in any of those schemes, to perform Food defense and Food fraud vulnerability assessment and put in place appropriate control plans. Some of the GFSI recognised schemes include FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS Food, SQF Code, Global G.A.P, China HACCP, Global Red Meat Standard and BAP Seafood Processing Standard. In addition, in May 2016, US FDA released its final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, which requires food firms operating in America and those exporting to America to develop and implement food defense plans. Through the guidance of our knowledgeable Consultants, your organization will be able to categorise and mitigate risks associated with intentional contamination of food (Food defense vulnerability) and risks associated with intentional deception using food, food ingredients or packaging for economic gain (Food Fraud vulnerability). At the end of our training, your team will be able to use our tools to develop and implement robust Food Defense and Food Fraud Control Plans. Our food defense and food fraud assessment tools are user friendly, easy to understand and comprehensive. Warisco Consulting Services offers food defense and food fraud assessment as either a training package, implementation package, auditing package and/or advisory package

 

TRAININGS

Our trainings are tailor made and categorised into ten groups to cater for the needs of various clients. These include five packages in food safety and five packages in quality management system (ISO 9001:2015). Food safety is offered either as awareness/refresher/introductory course or internal auditor course and covers various schemes, which include FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, Global G.A.P, HACCP, ISO 17025, BRC and Food Hygiene. Food safety trainings are geared towards equipping delegates with the knowledge and practical skills in establishing and maintaining hygienic environment for production of safe foods. The trainings also aim at imparting knowledge and skills in system implementation and improvement. Our trainings involve workshops, case studies and video projection of benchmarked best practices.

Quality management training is offered either as awareness/refresher/introductory course or internal auditor course and aligned with the requirements of QMS ISO 9001: 2015 standard. We also offer root cause analysis and risk based thinking courses. Our approach to QMS training is similar with FSMS programs but the trainings target a wide range of sectors (both food and non-food sectors). Warisco’s Consultants are experts in food safety management and quality management systems and have relevant experience and in-depth knowledge in certification requirements in the above schemes

AUDITING

Our Consultants are certified, as Lead Auditors, by various certification bodies; by SGS Ltd, NSF International, PECB, Kenya Bureau of Standards and Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). Our Consultants have worked with or for these international certification bodies thereby accumulating wealth of experience in auditing skills. Warisco work with the clients by performing 1st party audits (internal audits) or 2nd party audits (supplier/contractor audits) against food safety and quality management standards/legal requirements/specified criteria. We have human resource with adequate experience and capability on 1st and 2nd party audits in food fraud/food defense assessment, HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, Global G.A.P, BRC and ISO 9001:2015. We are expanding our human resource capacity to accommodate Foreign Supplier Assessment Programs of US FDA’S Food Safety Modernization Act

LABORATORY TESTING, CALIBRATION & CERTIFICATION SERVICES

Warisco Consulting services has partnered with many service providers to support our clients in implementing and maintaining basic conditions and activities that are necessary for creating hygienic environment for production of safe food. In technical terms, these basic conditions and activities are referred to as pre-requisite programs (PRP). So far, we have partnered with a locally accredited laboratory to support our clients with laboratory and calibration services. We also support our clients enhance their staff capacities through training and implementation of Good Laboratory Principles in their laboratories. In addition, we have also partnered with highly experienced service providers in: cleaning and sanitation programs, personnel hygiene program, pest control program, water and wastewater treatment programs. We are in the process of expanding our menu for the benefit of our clients! Contact us to get linked with our partners. Warisco Consulting Services has also partnered with PECB (Canadian headquartered certification body) to support our clients with personnel and system certification services. Feel free to contact us for more details

ADVISORY

Our Consultants will work with you in addressing some of the teething food safety and quality assurance challenges that your business may face. These may include challenges in system implementation, technical aspects of hazard identification and assessment and their control plans. We also address verification reports; including biological, chemical, physical and process non-conformances. In addition, we deal with supplier assessment queries that address food defense and food fraud vulnerability assessment and control plans. Our Consultants also welcome queries from customers concerning regulatory requirements and compliance criteria

OUR PACKAGES

Trainings

The following costing options are available; @ Delegate @ Day or Lump sum package

GFSI’s Global Markets Program

Technical Expertise

Affordable Costing that Support: capacity development through systems implementation, training, documentation and technical expertise

Implementation

For Certification/ Compliance

Flexible package depending on the size of the organization and  the journey covered in implementation of that standard

Audits

GAP/Internal Audits/ Supplier Audits

Competitive price pegged on total man hours or per day rate

System Certification

In partnership with PECB Canada

Certification to: 

  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 9001
  • HACCP 
  • (Laboratory testing and calibration)

Food Defense & Food Fraud

Assessment Tool & Control Plan

Offered as a training package, implementation package, auditing package and/or advisory package