Member Audit Program


Strengthen Your
Food Safety Culture

Our audit program will strengthen your food safety culture and help you achieve compliance.

Every DFA Member Facility is entitled to a free member audit; a benefit DFA has been providing for over 60 years. These inspections help food processors verify that they not only meet but exceed current regulatory requirements by the United States Food & Drug Administration; these audits also help to drive continual improvement in companies’ food safety programs.  

Free member audits are a perk of DFA membership.  If you are not currently taking advantage of these free audits, you can enroll in the program at any time. There is no time like the present!.   


Each DFA Member is entitled to either one FSMA, one GMP, or two GMP audits.


DFA Member Audits are included with membership! No additional fees.

get audit ready

DFA member audits help you prepare for official FSMA, HACCP, and GFSI certification.


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The Audit Standard

We have designed the complimentary audits on the FDA’s food safety requirements in its 21 CFR 110 (being updated this summer to 21 CFR 117) regulation, with some additional requirements based on best practices in the industry.

‘The DFA Member Audit Program assures our members that their facility meets the 21 CFR part 117 requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices and the FSMA Preventive Controls rule regulations. Providing these audits helps our members prepare for upcoming HACCP or GFSI audits and identify gaps in their food safety plan. It is also to provide them with an annual third-party audit certificate to send to their suppliers,”