So. I have a question.
The plant manager where I work has done a bunch of mock recalls and I really haven't.
We performed a mock recall today on an ingredient. We found all of the product that it made and recalled 114% of the ingredient. That part is all good.
But during a mock recall aren't you supposed to identify everyone you sent the affected products to? Or just leave it how the plant manager has it and if there Is questions just pull it out during the review of the mock recall?
Some sound advice already posted.
FSSC 22000 isn't as prescriptive as some certification schemes but here are a few relevant extracts:
ISO 22000 Clause 7.10.4 Withdrawals
'To enable and facilitate the complete and timely withdrawal of lots of end products which have been identified as unsafe
a) top management shall appoint personnel having the authority to initiate a withdrawal and personnel responsible for executing the withdrawal, and
b) the organization shall establish and maintain a documented procedure for
1) notification to relevant interested parties (e.g. statutory and regulatory authorities, customers and/or consumers),
2) handling of withdrawn products as well as affected lots of the products still in stock, and
3) the sequence of actions to be taken.
The organization shall verify and record the effectiveness of the withdrawal programme through the use of appropriate techniques (e.g. mock withdrawal or practice withdrawal).'
TS ISO 22002 Clause 15 Product recall procedures
'15.1 General requirements
Systems shall be in place to ensure that products failing to meet required food safety standards can be identified, located and removed from all necessary points of the supply chain.
15.2 Product recall requirements
A list of key contacts in the event of a recall shall be maintained.'
So to comply you should tracing to all relevant interested parties so that you can ensure that products failing to meet required food safety standards can be identified, located and removed from all necessary points of the supply chain and at the same time you should be checking your list of key contacts.
With regards to a guideline on an acceptable % traced 114% sounds excessive and inaccurate, an auditor may take the view that it is better to be over than under in your trace but it would concern me.
Edited by Tony-C, 16 May 2014 - 03:06 AM.