Food safety
specialists
+
experts in
compliance

About

At Rulethirteen we provide food safety consulting services, training, food safety culture advice, and we specialise in food safety audits.

Rulethirteen is predominantly a food safety consulting business, though we do also undertake work in the non-food space. We work with large and small companies, including some of Australia’s largest national retailers to develop policies and processes to meet legislation, quality or responsible sourcing programs.

We also undertake audits that are usually at the more specialised end – such as targeted or ‘trouble-shooting’ style audits, often used to confirm or get to the bottom of issues.
Rulethirteen also has embedded staff within some of Australia’s largest food and grocery, developing documentation and resources to assist the retailers in controlling food safety, quality and responsible sourcing initiatives.

We work with manufacturers and suppliers on how to meet the retailer and legislated requirements, and this work can range from in factory audits, process controls to recipe formulations, product testing and label compliance reviews.

We take the
complex and
make it

Simple

Food Safety Consulting

We know your project matters to you, and you need the right people for the task. We can tackle the tricky jobs and have the foresight to deliver what you need.

Documenting Food Safety Programs

Your food safety system should suit your business, identify risks and develop controls suited to your specific business. No more generic templates that don’t have enough detail for your team to take things seriously. Rulethirteen will work with you to develop a Food Safety Program that you can actually understand, use, and know how to update and keep relevant for the future.

Product & Process Validation

Our Product Technologists can assist you to develop product or process validation trials to assist you with backing up your controls with scientific evidence to demonstrate that your controls are effective.

Expert Opinions

Navigating your way through the maze of regulations, product label requirements, and competing supplier demands can be a challenge. Rulethirteen can assist by conducting the research for you and providing you with an Expert Opinion to help guide you and defend your decisions.

Embedded Expertise

Rulethirteen team members can stand in and become a temporary yet valued member of your team.

Audit Services

Our audit services are the cornerstone of our food safety compliance and improvement work. Audits help to confirm what is working well, what is not working well and needs attention, and the opportunities for improving the food safety operations of your business.

Internal Audits

Internal audits help confirm that the operations within your business are working as planned. Often compliance needs to be demonstrated against a third party or customer standard, and requires resources and expertise to conduct effective audits. We can assist you to get on and run your operations, which is what you do best, while we undertake the audits, which is what we do best.

Supplier Management Audits

Supplier audits help confirm that the operations of your suppliers are in place as agreed, and that you fully understand the levels of risk or compliance your suppliers pose.

Food Product Verification Audits

Product Verification audits help confirm that products are being produced to the product specification, including the use of the correct quantities, types and brands of raw materials, and that finished product labelling is correct. Product Verification Audits are particularly useful to conduct on a regular basis, to ensure ingredients have not changed, that Country of Origin Statements are still correct, and that recipe formulations, characterising ingredients, ingredient lists and Nutrition Information panels remain correct.

Training Services

Food manufacturing is a difficult business. Food safety relies on keeping food under the right conditions at all times, managing packaging and labelling, controlling cross contact and contamination potential, and so on.

Face to Face Training

Our food safety professionals have just about seen it all. Our face to face food safety training is dynamic, and comes from a wealth of practical experience, and can be tailored to your needs. We typically cover:

Online Learning

We have partnered with Sentrient to list our online training suite. Participants can complete modules at a time that suits them best, and you’ll be able to track their progress through to completion.

Contact us to select from any of the following online modules:

Food Safety
Learning about allergens
$ 66 AUD inc GST

This course provides learners with an introduction to the key allergens, where they can be found and common control measures used when handling allergens in the food industry.

Food Safety
I need to manage allergens
$ 66 AUD inc GST

This course provides learners with an in-depth look at the common measures used to control and manage allergens in the food industry.

Food Safety Auditing
Module 1. Gap analysis
$ 66 AUD inc GST

Module 1 explains the principles of gap analyses and focuses on the importance of understanding the requirements of your customer and applying these to your existing processes.

Food Safety Auditing
Module 2. Preparing for an audit
$ 66 AUD inc GST

Module 2 reviews the key tasks required when preparing for an external audit to be done on your organisation. it communicates to learners that the key to a successful audit.

Food Safety Auditing
Module 3. Minimising cost, maximising efficiency
$ 66 AUD inc GST

Module 3 covers audit preparation and how best to minimise the costs involved in being audited and how to maximise the value that can be achieved from the audit if it is handled effectively.

Food Safety Improvement
Taking action to close non-conformances
$ 66 AUD inc GST

When things go wrong. taking action to close out non conformances.

Food Safety
Learning about allergens

This course provides learners with an introduction to the key allergens, where they can be found and common control measures used when handling allergens in the food industry.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course provides learners with an introduction to allergens and how they should be handled and managed in the food industry.

Topics covered include
  • Why allergens are important
  • What the key allergens are and where they can be found
  • Common control measures used in production
  • Using the “Start Fresh” approach
  • Who to ask or tell if something is wrong
Target Audience

Staff, including production line workers, contractors and maintenance.
Suitable for lower levels of English language and literacy.

Objectives

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand control measures
  • Know when to “Start fresh”
  • Know who to tell if something is wrong
Prerequisites

None

Food Safety
I need to manage allergens

This course provides learners with an in-depth look at the common measures used to control and manage allergens in the food industry.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course provides learners with an in-depth look at the common measures used to control and manage allergens in the food industry.

Topics covered include
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Strategic scheduling
  • Allergen changeover cleaning
  • Site planning
  • Colour coding and labelling
  • Maintenance best practice
Target Audience

Staff, including management and supervisory levels.

Objectives

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify areas of improvement at their facility
  • Understand industry best practices
  • Have tools to develop dynamic control programmes
  • Gain confidence with regulatory compliance
Prerequisites

None

Food Safety Auditing
Module 1. Gap analysis

Module 1 explains the principles of gap analyses and focuses on the importance of understanding the requirements of your customer and applying these to your existing processes.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course helps learners to prepare for an external audit. This is the first module in a series of three modules which assist learners in preparing for their various external audits. This module covers understanding the key requirements of the standards and applying these to your own operations along with dealing with the constant changes to these requirements.

Target Audience

Senior Management Quality and Food Safety Managers
HACCP Team Members
Internal and External auditors
Consultants.

Prerequisites

None

Note: This is the first module in a series of three modules.

Food Safety Auditing
Module 2. Preparing for an audit

Module 2 reviews the key tasks required when preparing for an external audit to be done on your organisation. it communicates to learners that the key to a successful audit.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course helps learners to prepare for an external audit. This is the second module in a series of three modules covering specific preparations to be undertaken for audits. This module covers focuses on the key tasks, required to be completed by your organisation, when preparing for an external audit. It reminds you that the key to a successful audit is proper preparation and planning.

Target Audience

Senior Management
Quality Managers
HACCP Team Members
Internal and External Auditors
Consultants

Prerequisites

None

Note: This is the second module in a series of three modules.

Food Safety Auditing
Module 3. Minimising cost, maximising efficiency

Module 3 covers audit preparation and how best to minimise the costs involved in being audited and how to maximise the value that can be achieved from the audit if it is handled effectively.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course helps learners to prepare for an external audit. This is the final module in a series of three modules covering specific preparations to be undertaken for audits. This module covers audit preparation and how best to minimise the costs involved in being audited. It also discusses how to maximise the value that can be achieved from the audit, if handled effectively.

Target Audience

Senior Management
Quality Managers
HACCP Team Members
Internal and External Auditors

Prerequisites

None

Note: This is the final module in a series of three modules

Food Safety Improvement
Taking action to close non-conformances

When things go wrong. taking action to close out non conformances.

$ 66 AUD inc GST
Enrol now
Course Overview

This course provides learners with an in depth look at issue management and working through key steps to close out non conformances.
Topics covered include:
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Topics covered include
  • Identifying and understanding issues
  • Using root cause analysis tools to identify solutions
  • The difference between short term and long term corrective actions
  • Creating and implementing a Corrective Action Plan
  • Monitoring progress and reviewing solutions.
Target Audience

Staff, including management and supervisory levels.

Prerequisites

None

MOBIÖM Audit Software

MOBIÖM is a full Audit Management suite of software developed by Rulethirteen auditors. MOBIÖM manages many of the tedious audit tasks, and provides useful tools such as an iOS and Android App to streamline audits and ensure the audit is easily completed whilst on the go.

  1. MOBIÖM is beyond a simple checklist app, and allows you to schedule audits, match auditor qualifications to the task being audited, manages audit activities through workflows, and provides facilities for detailed reports and trend analysis of issues and compliance. MOBIÖM is a solution suited to any size of organisation, from internal audits o supplier audits, even independent or ‘third party’ audits such as those undertaken by certification bodies.

  2. You can run the MOBIÖM Audit Management System yourself, or Rulethirteen can assist you in customising it to your needs and training your team on how to maximise the benefits of your audits whilst making the activity as efficient as possible.

  3. MOBIÖM is cloud hosted and allows all types of audits to be completed, from quality and food safety management system audits, to Workplace Health and Safety inspections, Environmental Compliance audits and so on. In fact, MOBIÖM is so powerful and flexible, it allows more than one type of audit checklist to be completed at the same time, reducing duplication and improving efficiency. Best of all, the auditing app works on or offline, so you never need worry about losing a wifi or mobile signal again.

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