HOW to start with Your QA Work

Many of us work with great enthusiasm in the food industry. The food industry is one of the industries where there are plenty of challenges. In my experience, many QA and QC employees love a challenge. As a result, this work certainly keeps the variety going.

The ‘disadvantage’ of QA and QC work is that there is so much work lying around that you often have little time to pick up tasks such as, for example, improving your CAPA system, improving your HACCP analysis, improving your Allergen Management system, etc.

In addition, it is also difficult to get started with this work. Where are you going to start? How are you going to begin with the first step? What steps need to be taken to make improvements? How will you ensure that your colleagues will embrace your improvements, etc.

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A Small Example HOW to Start

Your customers occasionally complain about foreign objects in their products. How will you start with your analysis? Your analysis shows that you have regularly received complaints about very small metal particles in the end product. Your data shows that the metal particles are in a variety of different end products and that the products are produced over different lines. In addition, there is a variation of raw materials in your end products, so again, you don’t have an unequivocal cause that you can pinpoint. Your customers expect you to have a quick answer for them and to make improvements.

These are preventive measures that are often taken quickly. You notice that some customers keep coming back with requests for more substantiation and the result can be that your customers leave from dissatisfaction. Actually you would like to take a close look at this whole process. However, where do you get the time? How are you going to start? What information do you actually need to improve this process? Where are you going to get the information you need? Which colleagues should you involve in this? How are you going to get everyone on board with this process? And probably you can think of many more questions to which you want an answer before you can even start this improvement process. And you know, you’re not the only one running into this. We all face the same high-level challenges.

Okay, I like to keep it pragmatic and lean. Do you too? Have you found a way for yourself to pick up improvements quickly and make progress?
If you are looking for this, then perhaps the QFS Mastery Program is something for you.

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HOW QFS Mastery Program can Help You

The QFS Mastery Program focuses on HOW you can raise the level of food safety in your organization through:

  • How to implement the requirements in your organization
  • HOW to get your employees to embrace food safety on the production floor
  • HOW to use Stakeholder Management in your daily work
  • HOW to create a quality culture in your organization that works well
  • HOW you can adapt your work to the needs of the organization and your customers
  • And you will implement your new way of working within weeks.


The QFS Mastery Program

The Program:

  • Contains 24 modules. Every month you get access to a new module. Each module contains 1,5 – 2,5 hours of video lessons, ± 5 -10 templates and downloads you can use in your organization and ‘homework’. This ‘homework’ will help you find the typical pain points in your organization and will guide you HOW to change them.
  • Per module you can download your certificate. With this you have proof of permanent education. With this you immediately meet the requirement of Regulation (EU) 2021/382.
  • Every month you will have access to the online ‘Open Office Hours’. After following a module you probably have some questions about how you can best tackle this in your organization or you want to know more about how you can continue to do this, etc. If you get stuck, if you have questions, use the Question Hour. Use our coaches to spar so you can get on with your project.
  • All video’s are subtitled in English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch. The downloads are available in English, Spanish and Dutch.


Not quite sure if this program suits you and would like to spar with me about it? Schedule a Zoom appointment on short notice. I can show you the learning platform and how we work with it. That might make it easier for you to decide whether or not to register for the QFS Mastery Program. Here is the link to make an appointment: Zoom appointment