I'm trying to do the "risk-based" sample rate and assessment requested in 4.4.1 of BRC for Agents & Brokers.
The clause says:
The company shall have a product sampling or assurance programme to verify that products are in accordance with buying specifications and meet legal and safety requirements. Where verification is based on sampling, the sample rate and assessment process shall be risk-based. Records of the results of assessments or analysis shall be maintained.
The word "risk assessment" and I don't get on well each other.
I tried listing all the possible hazards in the products we trade (dried fruits, nuts and seeds).
then listing if there is any regulation related to the hazard, if any detection in RASSF, FSA, FDA, Food Safety Watch, etc, and if we have had complaints from our customers and any detection on samples sent to the lab. but I still don't know how to determine the frequency of the testing.
1. Can I say that if there is regulation for that hazard (i.e Aflatoxins), and a complaint was received during last year then x % of the imported containers will be tested?
Hazard Product Regulation RASFF, FSA Complaints Testing Test Required Number of test
Salmonella Sesame seeds No RASFF NO ok No ??
Aflatoxins Brazil nuts Yes Yes Yes Ok Yes ??
2. How can I determine the amount of containers to be tested?
I hope to be clear :)
Thanks in advance for your help