The purpose of the thesis is to make plans for how Schenker Coldsped should act to meet customer demands, in this case from Burger King, for the use of EFSIS standards (European Food Safety Inspection Service).
EFSIS offers independent third party inspection services specially designed for food, beverage and related industries. The standard Schenker Coldsped aims to certify to is the
EFSIS technical standard for the storage and distribution of foodstuffs. Coldsped is a part of Schenker Sverige AB. The company offers total solutions for transportation and storage of refrigerated and frozen products all over Europe. Coldsped has a total of 800 refrigerated vehicles and also offer storage of refrigerated and frozen products as well as product refinement such as preparation, thawing, sawing, packaging and labelling.
To be allowed to handle foodstuffs, companies in Sweden are obligated to enact selfregulation applicable to their line of business. This supervision shall include a HACCPplan, which is a system for identifying, assessing and controlling risks of importance to food safety.
By introducing the EFSIS technical standard for the storage and distribution of foodstuffs at Coldsped establishments, routines and knowledge will be documented. Consequently staff knowledge will be incorporated in the company’s ISO9001:2000 system, Isopeq, as well as being available in files in the corresponding department. A first step towards the implementation of EFSIS is the decision to incorporate the HACCP-plan into Isopeq, the company’s quality system.
Advantages of working to the EFSIS technical standards are:
•A safer handling of foodstuffs
•More documented systems
•A more effective organisation
•A more effective and clear communication with new customers
•Increased competitiveness My recommendation is to implement changes in line with my plan. This calls for:
• Investment in existing plants
•Personnel resources for the process
•Planning the implementation in detail by coordinating resources
•Join the CIES (an independent network for companies handling food) for benchmarking