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SQF Edition 8 - when is it due and what are the expected changes?


Best Answer Simon, 17 April 2016 - 05:31 PM

I received an update from Leann Chuboff, Senior Technical Director, Safe Quality Food Institute.

 

Highlighted Changes:

  • SQF Edition 8 will be released October, 2016
  • There will be a 6 month implementation timeline so the expected implementation date will be April, 2017
  • Changes to the Code will focus on issues that lead to recalls including:
    • Supplier Control Programs
    • Environmental Monitoring Programs
    • Labeling requirements
    • Food Quality Plans
  • Some of the specific changes would include:
    • Currently EMP is required for high risk/high care environments. SQF will  pull this out and require all facilities to conduct a risk assessment to determine the level of EMP that applies to their facility.
    • Level 3, Quality, will be a stand alone certification. This Code will be revised and strengthened to focus on the supplier’s Quality and Continuous Improvement programs.
    • Codes for Processing, Storage and Distribution, Food Packaging, and the pre-farm gate will be evaluated and revised to ensure industry and food safety are properly addressed.

 

Attached below is the presentation LeAnn did at the SQF Conference that outlined some of the changes for edition 8.

 

SQF 2016 and Beyond (7mb PDF)

 

Regards,

Simon

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#26 Big Wally

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Still waiting 

 

Please note, the following documents will become available for review at a later date:

 

Packaging Part A

Packaging System Elements

Packaging Module 13


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

I am wondering if the electronic management system I use will charge me for all the numbering changes. Cant wait to overhall my whole system :(


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

While i was reviewing the change spread sheets they released, I noticed that the numbering change was for Level 1, Is Level 2 not being re numbered?


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:12 PM

While i was reviewing the change spread sheets they released, I noticed that the numbering change was for Level 1, Is Level 2 not being re numbered?

 

I'm not sure it's being renumbered per se, but there is some movement on "Level 2" including some new clauses


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

I was hoping to look at the SQF 8 draft documents alittle more.  I did not realize they would not be accessible at all after the review date.  Did anyone print them?  Is it possible to have someone send them so I can have them?

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:39 PM

I was hoping to look at the SQF 8 draft documents alittle more.  I did not realize they would not be accessible at all after the review date.  Did anyone print them?  Is it possible to have someone send them so I can have them?

 

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Hi Opizza,

 

I have a copy of most of the draft documents. Which ones are you looking for?

 

Kind regards,

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

Still waiting 

 

Please note, the following documents will become available for review at a later date:

 

Packaging Part A

Packaging System Elements

Packaging Module 13

 

Me, too! I hope they're released by the end of this month.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:23 PM

I wanted to review several of the changes.  Tony, can you scan and attach the guidance document to this string?


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:58 PM

These are the ones that I downloaded;

 

Attached File  1 Storage-and-Distribution-System-Elements-Draft-Jan-17.xlsx   40.41KB   7 downloads

 

Attached File  2 Storage-and-Distribution-Module-12-Draft-Jan-17.xlsx   36.32KB   6 downloads

 

Attached File  3 Retail-Wholesale-Grocery-Part-A-System-Elements-Module-15-Draft-Jan-171.xlsx   112.25KB   6 downloads

 

Attached File  4 Storage-and-Distribution-Part-A-Draft-Jan-17.xlsx   449.86KB   6 downloads


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:05 PM

Thank you for sharing.  have a great weekend.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:46 AM

Here are the manufacturing proposed changes:

 

Attached File  Fundamentals-System-Elements-Draft-Jan-17 - Manufacturing.xlsx   25.61KB   18 downloads

 

Attached File  Manufacturing-Module-11-Draft-Jan-17.xlsx   51.07KB   21 downloads

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:27 PM

Thank you Tony


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:11 AM

The remaining draft modules of the SQF Code Edition 8 are now available for public comment.  
The following documents are NOW available for Public Comment! These modules will be open for comment until March 13, 2017:
Module 4: GMP for processing of pet food products
Module 5: GAP for farming of animal products
Module 6: GAP for farming of fish
Module 8: GAP for farming of grains and pulses
Module 9: GMP for pre-processing of animal products
Food Packaging Part A
Food Packaging System Elements
Module 13: GMP for production of food packaging

Link to documents on SQF Website:
http://www.sqfi.com/...public-comment/

 

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