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2 Organiser Auditing Organisation Objective The outbreaks of food incidents in recent years raised public concerns on food safety. End-to-end food traceability thus becomes an essential and pivotal element in food safety management. To encourage enterprises to optimize their food traceability practices, GS1 Hong Kong holds the Quality Food Traceability Scheme annually since Through performing a structural, standard-based audit, the Scheme aims to recognise local enterprises which demonstrate excellence in food traceability practices, including the effective adoption of international standards and technology for their food management systems to enable a high level of traceability with the ultimate goal of serving better and safer food to consumers. GS1 Global Traceability Standard As a neutral, not-for-profit and ISO endorsed organisation, GS1 has dedicated ourselves to the design and implementation of global standards, for more efficient, visible and safer supply chains. GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), which complies with multiple international standards, makes food traceability systems possible on a global scale - regardless of the number of companies or borders crossed in the food production process. Aberdeen s Food Safety and Traceability Report*states that the best performing food companies have 60% adoption of GS1 standards. In case of suspected food safety issues, the GTS enabled system ensures immediate access to accurate product information and swift recalls of products. It also facilitates quality assurance and accurate inventory control, with the ultimate goal to ensure consumer health and safety. Professional Audit The audit will be performed by professional auditors, including GS1 Hong Kong principal consultant and renowned partner professional audit company, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), who have expertise on standards and food industry related audits. Audit Principles & Definitions The audit criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with GTS, with cross reference to GFSI recognised food safety scheme such as BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard Food, IFS (International Featured Standard) Food, SQF (Safe Quality Food), Global G.A.P, ISO 22005, ISO 9001, HACCP, etc. The 12 audit criteria are under 4 key focus perspectives on scope, procedures, resource management and supervisory control. Scoring System Each application is audited based on a scoring scale of points with reference to the criteria in the table below. The scoring system comprises three major components, including (i) GTS compliance, (ii) GFSI food safety certificate and other standards recognition, and (iii) traceability coverage extension to external business partners. The scoring components provide comparative values for evaluation on levels of implementation and maturity of food traceability system. Diamond, Gold or Silver trophy will be awarded to recognised companies based on the audit results.
3 Organiser Auditing Organisation Total Score GTS (70%) Food Safety Certification (20%) Coverage (10%) Cover 4 focus GFSI recognised scheme Extend traceability Diamond perspectives and 12 criteria IFS ISO 2000 practices to upstream / downstream business FSSC22000 partners Gold HACCP SQF ISO9000 BRC Silver Global G.A.P. HACCP Entitlements Recognised companies are entitled to use the logo in marketing materials and enjoy additional exposure in: - Annual recognition ceremony - Media partners and collaborating partners - GS1 Hong Kong publications - GS1 Hong Kong website and social media platforms Scheme Benefits In addition to the above entitlements, each participating company will receive an external perspective appraisal based on the audit criteria. A team of professional auditors with diverse and extensive experience will audit each participating company, who will then receive a full report on its strengths and areas for improvement. This will benefit the participating company to develop a roadmap for better food traceability management and to maintain the most updated system for companies who are constantly looking for improvement. Eligibility & Application Fee Companies who have engaged in food business with over one year of operation in Hong Kong are eligible to apply. Each application will be charged HK$16,000. Food Scheme 2017 Milestone Submit the application from on or before end of Apr 2017 Food Tracebility Audit Scoring based on audit criteria Result announcement with audit report in June 2017 Annual recognition ceremony in July 2017
4 Organiser Auditing Organisation Participating Companies in 2016 Gold Award Silver Award Supporting Organisations Voices from 2016 Winners Getz Bros. & Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd Mr. Frank Yau, Supply Chain Business Partner Wyeth (Hong Kong) Holding Company Limited Ms. May Chung, Country Business Manager Maxim's Caterers Ltd. Ms. Gail Chan, Head of Logistics & Quality Assurance Swire Coca-Cola HK Mr. Patrick Wu, Loading & Warehouse Manager Not only can participation in this Scheme enhance the confidence of customers, it can also strengthen the awareness of our staff within the company that food safety needs strict enforcement. Through this Scheme, we could learn more about the new trend and improve our present platform, thus providing more comprehensive protection to the consumers. Maxim has long been emphasising food safety and quality. We wish to keep the effort in the catering industry, by adopting the client-oriented approach and viewing quality as the foundation, in order that the customers could receive satisfactory service. Participating in the scheme enables us to comprehensively examine our food traceability system. It not only ensures the related system could achieve excellence, but also further enhances the company s food safety. We have been committed to the pursuit of a safer, more efficient and more Hop Hing Oils & Fats (Hong Kong) Limited Ms. Tammy Lam, Director and Chief Operating Officer transparent supply chain management, so as to reflect the optimization and value creation of our products. This Scheme helps our quality control in aspects like purchase of raw materials, manufacturing and logistics. It also encourages us to continue upholding the No compromise on quality principle. Enquiry: HKQAA Fanny Li Tel.: / Calvin Luk Tel.: /