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#1 ana_baron

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

Hi Everybody,

 

I had a SQF Practice Audit recently and It did not go well AT ALL. Auditor is accounting that only 40% of the program is ready so we still have a long way to go. Bottom line is that I decided to start from zero since some of the procedures were not up to auditor's and Code's requirements. 

 

I am wondering if anybody have and is able to share a summary table of all key positions responsible for the SQF system. To be honest, management was not as involved as it supposed to be, and there is also a lack of training. I am just planning to start from the top and make aware senior management about section 2.1.

 

If you have any suggestions as to how I can understand better the sequence of process to develop, implement and maintain the SQF System, and how i can train associates regarding to SQF Code,  I will truly appreciate it.

 

Hope everybody is having a lovely day!

 

Thanks in advance!

Ana 

 

 


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#2 Charles.C

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

Hi Everybody,

 

I had a SQF Practice Audit recently and It did not go well AT ALL. Auditor is accounting that only 40% of the program is ready so we still have a long way to go. Bottom line is that I decided to start from zero since some of the procedures were not up to auditor's and Code's requirements. 

 

I am wondering if anybody have and is able to share a summary table of all key positions responsible for the SQF system. To be honest, management was not as involved as it supposed to be, and there is also a lack of training. I am just planning to start from the top and make aware senior management about section 2.1.

 

If you have any suggestions as to how I can understand better the sequence of process to develop, implement and maintain the SQF System, and how i can train associates regarding to SQF Code,  I will truly appreciate it.

 

Hope everybody is having a lovely day!

 

Thanks in advance!

Ana 

 

Hi ana-baron,

 

It may depend on yr product / process ?

 

Regarding completeness of implementation to the Standard the typical answer to yr general question is via a Gap Analysis. Have you tried this already ?

 

It might be helpful to SQF users if you could indicate areas of the standard which  the auditor considered as major deficiencies.

 

Regarding Training, can you indicate  yr current method(s)?


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Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


#3 Ekivlen

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:49 PM

Tons of useful information on this website. Charles is right - most useful first step is the establishment of what modules you'll fall underneath. Start digging in these forums. It, literally, is as easy as running a search function in the task bar. I dare say you could find anything you're looking for.

Next, you hit the nail right on the head, is getting a full management commitment. Bring your matches and light some serious fires. I'm not sure the size of your organization, but I'm sure you're not alone. Are you able to hire a consultant? I'm not sure the time-frame and/or budgetary constraints you're under.


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#4 ana_baron

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:11 AM

Thank you guys for your reply.  We are seeking to be certified under SQF 2000 Module 2/ Level 2 and Module 11 for non blended tea, blended tea and flavored tea. The scope of the Food Safety System includes also all processes and activities conducted on site.

 

Bottom line is I have decided to start from zero and focused on the mandatory element first. We have had a couple of consultants and the feedback provided prior this practice audit was good, reason why we were confident with what we had, but apparently there is still lot of work to do. We have spending this week having meetings establishing the plan of action and so on. 

 

As of now, just focused on what is still possible for me to do and keeping a good attitude. 

 

Hope you have a great day!

Ana 


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