The shared audit program allows multiple food companies to evaluate the same supplier simultaneously through a single third-party audit while maintaining the same level of quality and safety.
Audits would be performed by experts producing a tailored audit report. The approach would save time and assist with current COVID-19 working practices.
The Intertek’s Supply Chain Assurance solutions cover the key areas such as quality, food safety, traceability. The collaboration between Roquette and Intertek would introduce the concept of shared audits.
“Knowing Intertek's expertise in setting up shared audits and its tools available for their organisation, it was natural we chose them to support us in the development and implementation of this new shared audit practice for our food customers,” said Katia Jambart, Roquette’s head of global customer service quality.
Alessandro Ferracino, regional director for Business Assurance & Food activities, said: “The launch of this programme with Roquette in France and internationally represents an important step in the development of our activities, with an increased desire to continuously seek and provide innovative solutions adapted to the needs of our customers.”
Intertek holds international accreditation from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in production and distribution sites’ assessment for raw materials and food products.
In 2017, it was revealed that Intertek was working with many UK retailers in a bid to help reduce campylobacter, the UK’s most common form of food poisoning.
Roquette recently launched a new identity for its range of Nutralys plant proteins – with the aim of reflecting the mission the brand aims to play in the development of plant-based gastronomy. Its plant protein was extended beyond pea and into other sources such as fava bean and wheat.