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  • This internal audit must be conducted by a person not working on that particular site, preferable from Meridian Hygiene Head Office ( 245 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa). This audit should include a review of all items in this checklist paying attention to:

  • 1. Governance arrangements ( including organizational and cleaning services) for ensuring compliance with with Tigerbrands cleaning standards.

  • 2. Meridian Hygiene Internal program, including evidence of review dates and actions taken in response to any non-compliance.

  • 3.Adherence to the Bakery's Master Cleaning Schedule (MCS) based on the appropriate risk assessment (care zones) of the site functional areas.

  • 4. Visual inspection of one or more functional areas using the internal audit score sheet. Areas to be selected should be based on risk assessment (care zones)

  • This internal audit is to provide Meridian Hygiene management and the client, a summary of findings identifying needed corrective actions. The facility or site is to determine the time frames for corrective actions with regard to the risk category of the area, the type of non-conformance identified, and the availability of the appropriate staff and equipment to rectify the defect.

Internal audit questionnaire


  • a. Functional reporting lines

  • b. Organizational reporting lines

  • c. Relationships between sites, including subcontractors eg Pest Control and Yeast tank cleaners

  • d. Details of other personnel responsibilities


  • a. detail floor plan of all identified care zones is available

  • b. care zones are identified and known by cleaners


  • a. are cleaning COMPLAINTS documented and detailed?

  • b. records of investigation and actions taken to remedy identified issues/ non - conformities.

  • 4. SITE-SPECIFIC MASTER CLEANING SCHEDULE ( refer to the latest site MCS). Site specific MCS approved or adopted from the client identifies:

  • a. risk status of all functional areas

  • b. cleaning frequency

  • c. method - cleaning methods. (Are the cleaners are of these?)

  • d. responsible persons - are these identified on the MCS and are there aware of their responsibilities?

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