In the past few years, we have seen an increase in customers asking for an onsite audit of their internal labs. These requests may occur when new tests are brought online or in-house, when there are questionable results or as a routine activity in the company’s food safety program. Not surprisingly, members of our technical team love doing these audits! We get to share our lab experience, technical microbiology knowledge and best practices to help our customers improve the quality of testing they perform. We always learn after an audit, seeing different operations and processes from the customer perspective.
Here are some observations from our most recent audits and a brief discussion on why the finding is important.
There is immense value in conducting a lab audit, whether done internally or by a third party. A significant investment goes into the lab and results are often used to assess product safety or quality, so it is critical to ensure tests are done correctly. A lab audit is just one of the many ways we can partner with you to achieve your food safety and quality objectives. Let us know if you want to talk more and take us up on this opportunity to help you improve your processes!