ENFIT HQF certification for cleaning stations
Protect consumers and ensure food safety and compliance when transporting goods in food transport containers.
What is ENFIT HQFThe standard is designed to ensure cleaning and disinfecting of food containers and attachments have been carried out as part of a defined, consistent and verified process. The standard covers a three-stage inspection programme, including the existing management system, level of training and management of personnel, and successful implementation of food safety and transport hygiene guidelines and legal requirements. Cleaning stations seeking certification against the ENFIT HQF standard will need to comply with the following criteria:
- Cleaning station management;
- Quality and cleaning safety management;
- Resource management;
- Service provision – general requirements of the cleaning station;
- Cleaning stations and cleaning technology;
- Measurements, analyses and improvements.
Companies implementing and seeking ENFIT certification gain the following benefits:
- Reduce the risk of contamination in the transportation of food, e.g. Salmonella, mycotoxins, dioxins and other harmful substances;
- Ensure compliance with food hygiene and safety standards, regulation and legislation;
- Improve food safety supply chain management;
- Give stakeholder confidence from suppliers to transport operators;
- Minimize supply chain disruptions;
- Reduce reputational risk and product recall.
How does it work
First obtain a copy of the guidelines to understand the requirements and gauge if your site is compliant, you can download the standard on ENFIT's website. When the site is deemed ready for the certification audit the audit will be performed by the ENFIT HQF exclusive certification partner DNV.