This October 10, 2019 coffee hour presentation was prepared at the request of the Education Committee of the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA). The presentation consists of the following sections: Introduction, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance, Audits (Audits 101, How to Prepare for an Audit, FDA Inspections, Third Party Audits), and Summary. The objectives are (1) to help the newer food processors come up to speed with current issues and food regulations and (2) to present a primer on audits. The complete presentation will be posted on this page after October 10, 2019.
On the same day, Mr. Eric Benolkin, Audit Manager of the Food Safety Team of Costco Washington, will be in attendance to meet Hawaii food processors, including those who supply or intend to supply to Costco. Mr. Benolkin would be available to address company issues during the Q&A session.
Costco has kindly shared their expectations and audit templates. Please refer to Costco Audits under FSMA Compliance.