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#1 sqflady


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 04:04 PM


I have searched the forum but haven't found an answer.  We are scheduled to have our SQF pre-assessment at the end of the month.  Are we required to submit corrective actions for approval?  We are trying to determine if the 14/30 day time-line will apply for correcting non-conformances.  Thank you!

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:30 AM

Hi kwenzel,


If you look at Part A: Implementing and Maintaining the SQF Code 1. Preparing for SQF Certification 1.11 Conduct a Pre-assessment Audit:
A pre-assessment audit is not mandatory, but is recommended to provide a ‘health check’ of the supplier’s implemented SQF System. A pre-assessment audit can assist in identifying gaps in the supplier’s SQF System so that corrective action can occur before engaging the selected certification body for a full certification audit. It can be conducted using internal resources, an SQF consultant, or an SQF auditor.


This pre-assessment is for your benefit and timescales for corrective action before progressing to 2. The Initial Certification Process will be up to you to decide.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:20 PM

No, not on a mock.  


Yes, on the first audit (desk audit) of the 2-part certification audit.

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