Under FSSC 22000 additional requirements, the requirements for specifications for services as below.
The organization in the food chain shall ensure that all services (including utilities, transport and maintenance) which are provided and may have an impact on food safety:
I have issue to comply this requirements during stage 1 audit. The auditor commended that we do not evaluate service performance, such as pest control contract maintenance, only evaluate ingredient supplier.
- shall have specified requirements
- shall be described in documents to the extent needed to conduct hazard analysis
- shall be managed in conformance with the requirements of technical specification for sector PRPs.
Please advise how to close this findings before stage 2 audit? How to document the evaluation done?
Services generally come under prerequisite programmes (PRPs) which are required to be monitored.
ISO 22002 6 Utilities — air, water, energy:
Utilities’ quality shall be monitored to minimize product contamination risk..
ISO 22000 7.2.3:
Verification of PRP(s) shall be planned (see 7.8) and PRP(s) shall be modified as necessary (see 7.7).
Records of verifications and modifications shall be maintained.
PRP monitoring is a verification activity that can be carried out by analysis in the case of services like water or for example by auditing of standards/records in the case of pest control. From the results of the you can evaluate if your PRP's are in control.