Mergers and Acquisitions

Vetting a Food Safety Program for the Purchase of a Foodservice or Food Manufacturing Company

Active Food Safety is the experienced team of food safety professionals, thought leaders, and system designers dedicated to bringing you Enterprise Mastery™ for modern, effective food safety management program and systems design in your foodservice or food manufacturing business. We provide best-in-class, tactical, and practical solutions to establish active management of food safety and public health risk to grow your business and brand.

Active Food Safety provides two critical components to help you address food safety and public health risk while growing your business:

Know the Food Safety Risk of Purchasing a Foodservice or Food Manufacturing Company

Here are some warning signs that the Brand(s) has/have had significant food safety risk:

! - The Brand/products have had sporadic customer complaints of foodborne illnesses or product defects

! - There have been several recent food safety recalls or product quality withdrawals

! - There has been an FDA Warning Letter (483) in any manufacturing facility

! - The food safety management systems of the food manufacturer are not based on Food Safety Management Systems rules (hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls, or HARPC) nor Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification

! - Health Department Inspections of foodservice facilities find critical violations (foodborne illness risk factors)

! - There are customer complaints of illness reported to the Brand/products and/or on social media outlets

! - There are complaints about the foodservice menu items due to supplier errors

! - Sales are not growing in a foodservice location due to poor customer experience with safety/cleanliness

! - The foodservice food safety systems are not based on the Menu using Process HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points)

! - The food safety program budget is not based on actual risk

! - There is little to no technology to help ensure the locations/facilities make food safely every day

Our Process for Vetting Risk

Using a proprietary risk scoring system based on the Enterprise Mastery™ of food safety program management, we will provide a quantified assessment of the food safety risk present in a foodservice or food manufacturing company that is being considered for purchase that includes assessments of compliance to all country specific regulatory requirements.

Enterprise Mastery™

Enterprise Mastery™ is the business management process implemented in an organization to manage all food safety risk throughout the business.  It takes food safety risk mitigation beyond the concept of “Industry Best Practice” and “Gold Standard” leveraging our extensive and proven business management knowledge based on a foundation of science and FDA and country specific regulatory requirements to:

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An advisory engagement for vetting a business for food safety risk can begin with a stand-alone Gap Assessment of the business’s food safety management program to help you determine what program and systems are necessary for the organization to achieve the Enterprise Mastery™ of food safety risk mitigation.  From there, we then quantify the risk within the valuation metric of the business to inform your purchasing decision.

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