Quality Management System

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CEPC Laboratory & Technical Division offers consultancy services to the food processing industry for modernizing their plants, for implementation of quality assurance leading to GMP, ISO and HACCP accreditation. The main focus here is the upgradation of quality by maintaining proper hygiene and sanitation so that the final product conform to international standards of food safety.

To lead and operate an organization successfully, it is necessary to direct and control it in a systematic and transparent manner. Success can result from implementing and maintaining a management system that is designed to continually improved performance while addressing the needs of all interested parties. ISO : 9001 specifies requirements for a Quality Management System when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfill customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction.

HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, is a process control system designed to identify and prevent microbial and other hazards in food production. It includes steps designed to prevent problems before they occur and to correct deviations as soon as they are detected. Such preventive control system with documentation and verification are widely recognized by scientific authorities and international organizations as the most effective approach available for producing safe food.

As customer needs and expectations are changing and because of competitive pressures and technical advances, organizations are driven to improve continually their products and processes.

ISO:9001, HACCP and ISO:22000 FS MS provide confidence to the organization and its customers that it is able to provide products that consistently fulfill requirements.

Guidance given by the laboratory & technical division equips food processors with a practical approach to total quality management and qualifies them for ISO and HACCP accreditation.

The laboratory felt the need of introducing Quality Management System based on ISO 9000 and Food Safety System based on HACCP for the Cashew processing industry and drew up a specific standard for implementation in Cashew processing industry. A number of graduates were trained in the laboratory on these quality systems and were provided to the Cashew processing industry for implementing the system in these units.