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#1 charbear

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me out. How detailed does the documentation for non-conforming product and equipment need to be and how often should this be done? AIB required monthly but SQF is more complicated. This is element 2.4.6 in the code.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me out. How detailed does the documentation for non-conforming product and equipment need to be and how often should this be done? AIB required monthly but SQF is more complicated. This is element 2.4.6 in the code.

In addition what equipment is considered non-conforming? Does this apply to hilo's, machinery, etc.. Thank you:)


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Hi, charbear;

 

This is simply a policy that dictates what action would be taken if product or equipment is found to be out of spec (internal), or non-conforming to what ever regulations are specific to your industry.  I have attached a copy of our current policy that has satisfied auditors since 2014 which you may find as a useful example. There are some conditions which may need to cross-reference other policies as well.

 

Attached File  Non-conforming Product or Equipment New.docx   24.79KB   75 downloads


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:05 PM

I agree fully with Slab.

And yes, it would include equipment and not just product.

An example of this would be you have a dough extruder and 5 holes on the face of the disk are jammed up... it becomes non conforming to your specs so it is simply what are you going to do with it and how are you going to tag it out etc.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Hi, charbear;

 

This is simply a policy that dictates what action would be taken if product or equipment is found to be out of spec (internal), or non-conforming to what ever regulations are specific to your industry.  I have attached a copy of our current policy that has satisfied auditors since 2014 which you may find as a useful example. There are some conditions which may need to cross-reference other policies as well.

 

attachicon.gifNon-conforming Product or Equipment New.docx

 

Thank you so much for the attachment it helped clarify that I'm on the right track! very much appreciated!


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

I agree fully with Slab.

And yes, it would include equipment and not just product.

An example of this would be you have a dough extruder and 5 holes on the face of the disk are jammed up... it becomes non conforming to your specs so it is simply what are you going to do with it and how are you going to tag it out etc.

 

Thank you very much it made sense to me the way you explained it :)


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:13 PM

I agree with Slab and SQFconsultant. I think it is also a good idea to have triggers to justify a product or equipment being non-conforming. To add to SQFconsultant's example. If dough extruder has 5 holes jammed but as a company you have determined that you can function for a period of time with 5 jammed holes but 3-4 holes becomes a quality or productivity issue, then your trigger would be 4 holes.  


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