What we do
Our Perspective
What we do

Alchemy Consultants have extensive experience in understanding how to develop, implement and validate/verify supplier-auditing programs. We offer comprehensive services in this regard such as:

» Supplier Auditing Optimization (review of current programs and recommendations for modifications, if needed)

» Developing and helping to implement new programs (includes guidelines for selecting Third Party Auditors, role of consumer complaint monitoring and cost implications to you and your suppliers)

» Supplier inspections and audits (facilities and processes)

Supplier Management have not only been successful in identifying potential problems in the food supply, but have also allowed our inspectors to act as liaisons between vendors and supplies to ensure that problems are solved in a safe, efficient and economical manner.

We serve our clients in the areas of foodborne illness prevention, risk management, risk mitigation and food safety, while ensuring clean, safe, sanitary food sources to our clients. Our audits can be announced or unannounced where we evaluate, verify and reassess HACCP plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Management Practices (GMPs) and validate Critical Control Points (CCPs).

We will focus on the review of HACCP documentation, but concentrate on inspection of storage, food production and processing units, assessment of equipment/utensil condition, water/sewage systems, garbage disposal, pest control and structural components (walls, floors, ceilings, lighting and ventilation). Alchemy Consultants will also recommend Corrective Actions in all problem areas and validate them.
Our perspective

One of the keys to any successful Food Safety Management System is to "know who you are buying from." In order to do this, food suppliers' facilities should be inspected on a regular basis.

All of suppliers or vendor’s facilities and processes, as well as those who service your food material, warehousing and transportations needs should be evaluated on a routine basis.

Third party audits provide a credible verification system to the entire food processing industry including retail environments, meat, fish, and poultry, vegetable and produce suppliers. Having a HACCP plan in place is often a first step to a successful food safety program, but is not entirely enough to ensure that food safety standards are being adhered to on a consistent basis. Purchasing food products from an outside source may directly impact on the success of your business, if your vendor does not adhere to the same strict sanitation standards as maintained in your operations.