Stay Food-Safety Compliant and Be Inspection Ready – Virtually

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Friday, August 28, 2020

The pandemic may have shifted product demand or changed how manufacturers operate, but it hasn’t decreased customer or consumer expectations for food safety. Even in what is our ever-evolving new normal, food safety continues to be the priority for the entire food supply chain.

In response to the pandemic and to support the supply chain’s ability to meet this expectation, AIB International has launched Hybrid GMP Inspections. Just like our highly regarded GMP Inspection, the Hybrid GMP Inspection is based on our Consolidated Standards for Inspection and aims to provide retailers and consumers with assurance of Good Manufacturing Practices. Our innovative Hybrid GMP Inspection program includes a virtual desktop review of your GMP program, followed by an unannounced site inspection to be performed within six months of the desktop review.

This program can help manufacturers:

  • Maintain Certification
  • Uphold Food Safety Culture
  • Avoid Production Interruptions
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Build Trust With Customers And Consumers

This process can be interactive and educational, with entire teams able to join and benefit from the process from wherever they are. It can also provide a cost savings, as there is one day less travel expense involved, while providing the same high standard of service and expertise.

With Hybrid GMP Inspections, AIB International will provide you with the virtual solutions to keep your facility operational and raise the standard for food safety, even during this new normal.


Alicia Swanson, Food Safety Professional, AIB International

Alicia Swanson is a Food Safety Professional for AIB International. She has held this position since 2010, with primary duties related to providing audits and inspections focused on GMPs, FSMA, food defense and agricultural practices. In 2015 she also became an AIB International instructor, providing food safety training for AIB International employees and food industry audiences in North America. Prior to joining AIB International, Swanson served as a quality manager for a ready-to-eat plant in Massachusetts. In addition, she had a military career with the US Army as a food inspector.

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Who Should Attend?

Third-party audited food facilities

What You Will Learn

  • How you can maintain facility compliance and social distancing
  • How a virtual platform can support a rigorous inspection
  • How the service can affirm your commitment to food safety culture

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AIB International

For 100 years, AIB International has partnered with our clients to bring the enjoyment of safe, high-quality food to consumers everywhere. Through customized Training, Inspections & Consulting, Regulatory and Certification services, our global team of food safety and quality professionals in 120 countries is committed to helping our customers address virtually every link in their supply chains. Visit for more information.

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