Update on our BRC I7 audit.
*Pest Control-Bait station lid was off
*HACCP-Metal detector in CCP check-sheet is every 2 hours but HACCP procedure said hourly checks.
*Maintenance-Air hose was observed next to extruder and seemed damaged or frayed.
*Wood control-Broken pallets, nails protruding
*Housekeeping-a couple of very minor observations
*Training-Operator was seen reaching under a protective guard on a running machine
We thought, the auditor was thorough in the plant but not so much when going through the documents. previous auditors would want to see examples or paper trails but this auditor seemed satisfied with the SOP or going through the procedure itself verbally and through the SOPS.
The last one under training was more a safety issue not food safety but he still put it under training or lack thereof I guess.
There is no lack of safety training but operators here think they are superheroes.
Anyways....wood control well... we knew this was going to be an issue again.
Housekeeping, HACCP and Pest control were all one off thing that could have been avoided.
We thought this audit was much better than we expected it to be and he actually complimented Supplier approval process and traceability and I honestly think we could do a LOT more on traceability but obviously did not mention it.
Thanks to everyone for helping me with problems. IFSQN has been extremely helpful and I look forward to coming here soon to bug people or help out in any way I can.