Malting Operations

“Audit of malting facilities and management systems”

First Key can assist Malting Companies by conducting independent audits of their facilities and management systems. The First Key Audit is focused on meeting or exceeding the expectations of all major international brewers in regard to product specifications and Good Manufacturing Practices.

First Key auditors have wide experience of malting and brewing operations and quality systems. The First Key Audit is conducted according to the ISO 9002 International Standard, and covers the following functional areas:

Facilities and Transportation

  • Housekeeping, Hygiene
  • Control of Raw Materials
  • Process Control
  • Blending and Storage
  • Capacity and Quality of Utilities

Quality Systems and Standards

  • ISO, HACCP etc.
  • Non-conforming Product
  • Customer Complaints
  • Corrective / Preventive Action
  • Product Traceability
  • Inspection and Test Procedures
  • Conformance to Specifications
  • Raw Materials Supplier Approval

Laboratory Operations

  • Laboratory Control
  • Use of Statistics

Value-added Activities

  • Research and Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Customer Reviews