Food & Beverage Services
From process authority letters to shelf life determination, Etna Consulting provides the Food & Beverage services you need.
Food & Beverage Services
• GFSI Deployment Assessments
• GFSI Deployment Strategic Planning
• GFSI Program Implementation & Project Management Support
• GFSI Audit Support
We partner with clients to develop new HACCP plans and supporting Prerequisite Programs as well as evaluate existing plans for risk mitigation effectiveness as well as compliance to FSMA and GFSI systems.
Preventive Controls Plan Development
We work with clients to conduct risk assessments and HACCP plan structure to ensure that they are providing the appropriate levels of risk mitigation under FSMA.
Our experience covers a wide range of validations including but not limited to: Thermal processing for manufacturers and retail establishments, metal detection and x-ray, sanitation programs, sanitary transportation programs, establishing extended run programs, and annual CCP validations.
Process Authority Letters
We offer Ph.D. level expertise, industry experience in a wide range of food and beverage products and processes, nationally certified microbiologists, and access to third-party biosafety level 2 laboratories that enable us to serve as a process authority for many FDA- and USDA-regulated products. At this point, however, we are not serving as a food process authority for low-acid canned foods that fall under 21CFR113.
Shelf Life Determination
We work with a wide variety of clients to determine shelf life of products for food safety and spoilage using Ph.D. level expertise, industry experience in a wide range of food and beverage products and processes, nationally certified microbiologist, and access to third-party biosafety level 2 laboratories.
Food Code 2017 Compliance
The FDA requires that a processor of acidified foods provide evidence of food safety through Process Schedules. The scheduled process specifies the pH and other critical factors that must be controlled to assure the manufacture of safe acidified foods. Etna provides Ph.D. level expertise industry experience in a wide range of food and beverage products and processes required to assess and develop Process Schedules along with the required documentation to the FDA.
Process Schedules for Acidified Foods
Through Process Schedules the FDA requires that a processor of acidified foods provide evidence of food safety. To assure the manufacture of safe acidified foods the scheduled process specifies the pH and other critical factors that must be controlled. Here at Etna we provide Ph.D. level expertise in a wide range of food and beverage products and processes required to assess and develop Process Schedule along with required documentation to the FDA.
“Working with ETNA Consulting has been a wonderful experience for us. ETNA was able to offer expert advice and aided in the improvement of our product testing practices, environmental monitoring program, and general food safety improvements. We will continue to use ETNA consulting for as our Food Safety Consultant.”
“The other day we did receive a letter back from the FDA stating that they will review our corrections during their next inspection. As part of the continuous improvement of our programs the team will be reviewing our product qualitative results…”
“It was indeed a pleasure to have work with yourself and Company. We actually felt the professionalism and camaraderie behavior of you. I would like to thank you for successfully bringing the project to a close.”
“Yesterday I was asked to give the news to a…group on where we are at with this subject. I told them the news about the log kill our safe process, etc. It was wonderful to talk about it and the team was so happy, proud, and excited to hear the news!”
“Thank you Peter! This is exactly what I was looking for. You are truly a great partner. Last night when I called you, you didn’t hesitate. I can’t thank you enough for being there for us during a very intense difficult time!! It would be my pleasure to be a reference!”
Really appreciate you doing that! Would not have happened if it weren’t for you stepping in. Peter is the best and we will continue to use him throughout our beverage business journey.