FCS have, in conjunction with an IT partner, developed a Hygiene Audit Application, which is driven on a web based back end. The entire audit is conducted on a tablet, and as such, the audit report (excluding the microbiological results), is available immediately after the audit.
All non-conformances detected during the audit are ranked according to their impact on food safety – either critical, major or minor. Each are colour coded on a non conformance summary, which can be used as an action plan for corrective action.
The audits also have the ability to have photographs taken and embedded in the report. Photographs of non conformances are taken to add value and visual evidence to the report.