Quality Assurance

In the rapidly evolving world of food safety, compliance with industry standards is the baseline, not the ceiling. For Food Service Systems, surpassing the bare minimum is not just an aspiration but a daily practice. While the company already adheres to all regular food processing, freezing, and packing compliance, it is the extra measures and testing safeguards in place that truly set us apart.

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Regular Testing Procedures

  1. Random Sampling: At unpredictable intervals, samples are drawn from various batches of products. This ensures that no batch is ever certain to bypass quality control, leading to consistent product quality.

  2. Microbiological Testing: Regular testing for bacterial and other microbial contaminants ensures that the food products are safe for consumption.

  3. Chemical Residue Testing: With produce sourced globally, there’s a risk of exposure to different agricultural chemicals. Regular testing ensures these residues are within safe limits.

  4. Nutritional Validation: Ensuring that the products meet their nutritional label claims is paramount. Periodic testing confirms the nutritional content of the products.

Advanced Testing Techniques

  1. DNA Testing: DNA testing is used, especially for products that claim to be organic or non-GMO. This ensures the authenticity and purity of the product.

  2. Spectroscopy: Advanced spectroscopic techniques can detect contaminants or adulterants that might otherwise go unnoticed.

  3. Temperature Monitoring: Especially crucial for frozen products, real-time temperature monitoring systems ensure that products are always stored at the optimal temperature, preventing spoilage.

Food Safety Testing in Microbiology Laboratory
Inspector checking production process at food plant

Feedback Loops

Whenever there’s a discrepancy in testing, not only is the batch in question addressed, but a feedback loop also ensures that the cause of the problem is identified and rectified at the source. This could mean changes in sourcing, processing, or even packaging techniques.

Facility Audits

While our facilities are already certified and audited:
  1. Third-party Audits: Engaging with external, independent auditors brings an added layer of scrutiny, ensuring that no stone goes unturned.
  2. Surprise Audits: Unscheduled audits can bring to light issues that might be overlooked in planned audits, ensuring the facilities are always audit-ready.

Continuous Training

Ensuring that the testing equipment is state-of-the-art is only half the battle. The company invests in regular training sessions for our quality control staff, ensuring they are updated on the latest food safety standards and testing techniques.

Food Service Systems have positioned ourselves at the forefront of food safety through a rigorous testing regime. By not just meeting but exceeding industry standards, the company reassures our stakeholders— from the farmers who grow the produce to the consumers who enjoy the final products— of our unwavering commitment to quality and safety.

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