I have been reading the recent topics for a few weeks now and there seems to be great support and good discussions. I am very new to this industry and am really interested in learning more about food safety and quality. I will chime in to other topics if I can help. Having recently been given more responsibility regarding preparing for our annual BRC audit, I am juggling many issues with our plant. For now, I would like to ask for a little guidance on a few subjects.
1. GMP violations: We are having a very hard time getting our employees to follow GMP guidelines, in particularly wearing beard-nets properly. We have tried integrating a system of writing people up and repeat offenders get their supervisors written up, but the supervisors do not seem to care.
2 That leads to my next problem, communication and respect between production and QA. For the most part we get along, but they are not willing to help with GMP violations. There seems to be broken links in many of the departments regarding communication of problems to solve.
I could spend all day finding people with GMP violations on the production floor, but that would be in efficient for my position. The other QA employees help but they have a lot to do as well. Upon starting this new position, my supervisors told me I will be fighting a very steep uphill battle, but the accomplishment will be a great payoff. Anyone have simple solutions or recommendations for either of these issues, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.