On March 14th, 2011, Nelson-Jameson was visited by AIB’s professional audit staff for their annual food safety audit. AIB audits’ inspect and rate companies based on their commitment to providing clean, safe products. Not only is this an internationally known audit, it is also a source of pride that provides a competitive advantage for companies.
Nelson-Jameson was evaluated on their adequacy of:
- Operational Methods and Personnel Practices
- Maintenance for Food Safety
- Cleaning Practices
- Integrated Pest Management
- Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
These five areas touch on items such as paperwork, checking product on each truckload, down to the white lines painted around the warehouse for safety and storage purposes. These seemingly little things, add up for a big impact as there is a great possibility that if a company does not do well on their AIB audit, customers can choose not to purchase from them.
The AIB audit continues to be an important annual review for Nelson-Jameson and we quite honestly are committed to this on a daily basis. Some examples of our commitment are the employee training that is done and documented. As well as the recall and traceability standards that are so important to all our lot tracked items. We were recently inspected by the FDA whom gave us a very complimentary review as well.
It is with great pleasure and humility that we announce our superior score received in March 2011 for the AIB audit. We would first like to give our appreciation to the Nelson-Jameson warehouse staff that continues to keep the warehouse in its’ top shape that we have become known for. We have continued to keep our superior rating from last year and plan to continue our daily cleaning practices as if AIB could be coming in any day.