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#1 marinascott

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 02:38 PM

Hi,

 

we will shortly be going through the BRC for A&B and I am at the stage where I near to do a risk assessment for each site/supplier - I don't know where to start. Has anyone got any tips or templates? We take from GFSI certified sites only.  

 

Many thanks in advance

 

 


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hi,
What products are you handling, what issues have you had in he past. How often do you test the product?

These would from the basis of the risk assessment

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 02:42 AM

Hi,

 

we will shortly be going through the BRC for A&B and I am at the stage where I near to do a risk assessment for each site/supplier - I don't know where to start. Has anyone got any tips or templates? We take from GFSI certified sites only.  

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Hi marina,

 

Unfortunately this Standard is relatively new so there is limited info. posted so far, both on this forum and, afai can see, on the Net also.

 

I have done a quick look thru the 18 or so threads in the BRC Broker sub-forum and (FWIW) can suggest you have a look at threads/posts linked below (as far as risk assessment is concerned). Some of  posted comments are overlapping but may help to start things off. Feel free to post follow-up queries in the respective threads if have related queries.

 

I note that BRC also offer a training course for this Standard, no doubt not cheap though.

 

Might add that some aspects in Broker Standard are "customised" versions of topics in BRC food Standard for which there is considerable info. available of course but a lot of it will probably be a substantial overkill.

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ts-and-brokers/
(post 2,6)

http://www.ifsqn.com...n-from-scratch/
(post 5)

http://www.ifsqn.com...nts/#entry98068
(post 4)

http://www.ifsqn.com...ers/#entry94243
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#4 Felicia Fadipe

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 03:45 PM

We are also going through this process. I incorporate supplier risk assessment into our supplier approval process and risk rate using the following criteria:

 

SUPPLIER RISK ASSESSMENT  CRITERIA     Certification to GFSI recognised standard (select the most appropriate option)   Yes/No/NA Comment   1. BRC Grade AA+ OR
2. IFS Unannounced Higher Level       1. BRC Grade AA or A+ OR
2. IFS Announced Higher level OR
3. SQF Level 3       1. BRC Grade A OR
2. FSSC22000       1. BRC B+, C+, D+ OR
2. IFS Unannounced Foundation level       1. BRC B, C, D OR
2. IFS Announced Foundation level OR
3. SQF Level 2     Max Possible Score 120     Supplier QA documentation (select the all applicable options)         Completed questionnaire and supporting documents received & satisfactory OR Most recent certification audit report       Summary of HACCP plan and process flowchart indicating CCPs or equivalent acceptable       Up-to-date product specifications with all information required for product approval acceptable       Recent certificates of analysis showing results within acceptable limits received       Satisfactory batch identity and traceability system in place     Max Possible Score 20     Origin of products supplied  (select the most appropriate option)         All products from country(ies) with known history of strict control       All or Some products supplied from country(ies) with known history of less control       All or some products supplied from country(ies) with known history of poor control or with no known history     Max Possible Score 10     2nd Party Audit  (select the most appropriate option(s))         Most recent Supplier Audit score (>90%)       Most recent  Supplier Audit score (70 -89.9%)       Most recent Supplier Audit score (<70%)       Most recent Customer Audit  Passed     Max Possible Score 50     Supplier history (select the most appropriate option)         Existing supplier with no previous history of food safety and/or quality issues       Existing Supplier with history of minor quality issues       New Supplier; Existing supplier with history of major food safety or quality     Max Possible Score 25     Compliance with Customer requirements (select the all applicable options)         No complaints OR % Customer complaints closed >95% (past 12mths)       No complaints OR Avg Complaints resolution timeline (< 7days)       Supplier CPMU within target       No out of spec results since approval or last review       No Customer rejections since approval/last review     Max Possible Score 25 Total Score 0

 

 

I then assign a risk rating (High, Medium, Low) based on the total score. High risk to be reviewed annually, medium every 2 yrs and low risk every 3yrs.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 03:52 PM

Sorry for the poor formatting. Below are the criteria i use again. I assign a score to each subheading under each criteria as you can see above
1. Certification to GFSI recognised standard (select the most appropriate option)
 
2. Supplier QA documentation (select the all applicable options)
 
3, Origin of products supplied  (select the most appropriate option)
 
4. 2nd Party Audit  (select the most appropriate option(s))
 
 
5. Supplier history (select the most appropriate option)
 
6. Compliance with Customer requirements (select the all applicable options)

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:03 PM

Hi Felicia,

 

Many thks for above input but rather difficult to understand details due the formatting.

 

If original document available, you can upload by clicking the "more reply options" button at bottom right-hand side which gives a new page view.

Then follow ithe instructions shown under the posting box at left-hand side.

Must see a green tick/details of file under box after upload.

Then set cursor in box and click the "add". Should see "attachment No. /filename" appear in posting box. Then click save.

 

PS - I attempted some manual reformatting but was too much of a challenge. :smile:


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Hi Felicia, 

                Thanks for the information provided above. It gave me a lot of confidence on how I'm doing my supplier performance assessment. 

As brokers I have also included all the parameters related to delivery. 

I have a question on one of the parameters you have mentioned above. 

 

"Origin of products supplied  (select the most appropriate option)"

All products from country(ies) with known history of strict control      

All or Some products supplied from country(ies) with known history of less control"

 

Is there any website where I can get information on which countries have controls on their exports and which kind of controls they have?

 

Also does anyone know if there is a list of countries where the implementation of HACCP is mandatory or not?

 

Many thanks    


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:10 PM

Hi Felicia, 

                Thanks for the information provided above. It gave me a lot of confidence on how I'm doing my supplier performance assessment. 

As brokers I have also included all the parameters related to delivery. 

I have a question on one of the parameters you have mentioned above. 

 

"Origin of products supplied  (select the most appropriate option)"

All products from country(ies) with known history of strict control      

All or Some products supplied from country(ies) with known history of less control"

 

Is there any website where I can get information on which countries have controls on their exports and which kind of controls they have?

 

Also does anyone know if there is a list of countries where the implementation of HACCP is mandatory or not?

 

Many thanks    

 

Hi Cuis,

 

It's predictably one of the frequently posted Queries here, in one form or another, eg this parallel thread -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ud/#entry105611

 

Various free options have come and gone in last few years. I am interested to see current responses to yr query.


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