Thank you very much for your replies.
Charles.C, I have some technical background, I used to work in Quality Departments as a Quality Inspector, but there were alwayes a few people "above" me and they taught. There were also implemented HACCP so I know how it supposed to look like. It is the first time I am on my own. It is a big challenge for me, I know, but it is also a great opportunity. They know that I don't know everything, so I have time to learn.
Company wants to get certified and they want me to determine how long will it take.
Company employs 150 people, so I guess it is average size? Products are breads, rolls,doughnuts and pastry, cookies and croissants, cakes, yeast dough, cream cakes.
Magenta_majors, everyone working in the production use hairnets and safety footwear. But you are right, I will have to change culture
Today I talked with Pastry Leader, she is really supportive and she told me that the main problem is no space. They prepare different type of confectionery at night, so the night shift just moves equipment all over the place.
There is so much to do that I don't know where to start I think that I should start with doing "To-do list".
Thanks again for help and replies!
I am in a very similar situation. I've been hired to implement SQF. Like you, I came from a state-of-the art manufacturing facility with SQF procedures and Certifcation in place. My job was to maintain it. As many more companies attempt to comply with FSMA, there will be more of us who are thrust into positions that never existed before. Fortunately, I am at a frozen storage facility. Unfortunately, the place is 100 years old and is barely standing. Some of the freezers have wooden floors. Walls have holes. Many deficiencies and the employees have never even heard of SQF or food safety. I am writing our manual, creating the SOPs, making the forms for tracking, creating HACCP plans, and I honestly feel overwhelmed at times. There is so much to do. Management does not understand what it takes to get ready for a Certification Audit. They just want it done. My best advice is try not to look at the whole picture at first. Focus on one task at a time. You will make progress if you concetrate on the path to your goal. A checklist is a good idea. Start with the basics. Read the Code. Whenever you see the words, "The method and responsibility for..." you know you need to write a procedure to spell out the details and identify who, what, how, when, and the method for verifying/validating the information. Hang in there.