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Poll: Unannounced SQF Audits (15 member(s) have cast votes)

When was your unannounced audit in the 8 wk window?

  1. Week 1 (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Week 2 (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Week 3 (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  4. Week 4 (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  5. Week 5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Week 6 (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  7. Week 7 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Week 8 (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

What time of day did the auditor arrive?

  1. 8am (8 votes [53.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. 8:01am-10:00am (6 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  3. 10:01am-12:00pm (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Afternoon (1 votes [6.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 PDXSaucy

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:21 PM

Getting ready for our audit window and anxious to hear when others had their auditor show up on the doorstep.


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#2 ctzinck

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

ours showed up on the worst day possible, it had been an extremely busy week. but we still scored a 97%, not bad for unannounced.


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#3 SQFconsultant

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:56 AM

Look for unannounced audits to become the norm for every SQF audit soon. Not just 1 in 3.  The way it should be.


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#4 ChristinaG

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 03:25 PM

For our last unannounced audit, our auditor showed up at 8AM about 18 days before the anniversary date of our initial certification, so about 2.5 weeks into the 8 week window. Passed with a 94% though...not too bad.


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-Christina

 

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#5 ncwingnut

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:30 PM

Look for unannounced audits to become the norm for every SQF audit soon. Not just 1 in 3.  The way it should be.

 

They announced at the conference that going forward once version 8 hits next September, that unannounced will be volunary.  You can have them all unannounced if you want, not just the mandatory every 3 years.


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#6 scole

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:40 AM

This will be my first unannounced audit and it is stressing me out!  We are a small family business and I feel like I cannot even plan a dentist appointment, much less a vacation.  I understand in principle that it is a good thing.... it's just a pain when your food safety team is two people!


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#7 tadelong

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

We had ours over the last two days(waste of a day to have split it up) and it wasn't too bad. I knew it was coming so tried to get ready for the start of the window. Scored only 6NCs for which I am happy.


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#8 qualityfishgirl11

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

I am considering SQF- do all companies have an unannounced audit every 3 years?


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