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#1 GR61

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

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I have been asked to devise a risk assessment template that identifies sites that need to be audited as high priority and justify why including what factors need to be considered in devising the risk assessment.

Also how am I going to facilitate this audit plan

Suppliers are
Meat cooking plants (cooked and trent sent to another site for slicing)
Air dried meat products plant
Olive suppliers (ph <4)
Olive packing plant (MAP)

Any help with this woul be appreciated thanks


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#2 peeviewonder

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

I am not exactly sure what you are asking for. Is this a risk assessment template that would be used in a HACCP/HARPC plan? There are many of those available online. If it is something more tailored to your operation, it sounds like it is something that you will have to come up with from scratch.

Can you explain what you mean by "identifies sites that need to be audited as high priority and justify why including what factors need to be considered in devising the risk assessment." ?

Good luck. 


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#3 GR61

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

Its for an interview prentation and the four categories of products relate to 32 suppliers they have so I am assuming they want me to categorise from high risk to low risk products they want justification for such. Also asking how I will facilitate the audit plan with a 3rd party auditing company

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#4 Charles.C

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:32 AM

Hi
I have been asked to devise a risk assessment template that identifies sites that need to be audited as high priority and justify why including what factors need to be considered in devising the risk assessment.

Also how am I going to facilitate this audit plan

Suppliers are
Meat cooking plants (cooked and trent sent to another site for slicing)
Air dried meat products plant
Olive suppliers (ph <4)
Olive packing plant (MAP)

Any help with this woul be appreciated thanks

 

Hi GR,

 

It's a simple question and important but can result in a very complex answer. USFDA are still trying to do it for FSMA.

 

Yr OP implies that the risk assessment (RA) should be independent of any data generated in an audit of supplier.

 

Some official bodies use technical factors such as potentially hazardous foods (PHF) to generate lists of high/low risk foods  >> high/low risk suppliers

(in practice, depending on the interpretation of PHF, different lists do not always agree !)

 

Other bodies "simplify" such as whether finished product is RTE/non-RTE, volume of business, vulnerability of the intended consumer. They then refine audit frequency based on findings.

( eg very crudely :  RTE and/or vulnerable and/or very high volume = high risk, otherwise = Low)

 

As per previous Post, initial requirement is to specify yr criteria for classifying a supplier as high/medium/low risk etc. A large range of possible criteria have been used.

 

As example more complex, BRC effectively base any supplier priority on a detailed RA of the raw materials (ie BCPA), which necessarily includes a RA of the subsequent process/user. This can get very complicated indeed - for example see this explanative Post/thread and sub-links wherein -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...al/#entry100194

 

(Other methods for BRC also exist as illustrated in some of the sub-links of above URL)

 

Offhand/crudely, i suspect yr OP list contains L, M (=L?), H, prob.H( unclear)


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:44 AM

Hello GR61,

 

It is just a simple risk assessment, likelihood x severity. History of your previous audits must also be considered to determined which area of concerned must be prioritized on your IA plan.

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:34 AM

Hello GR61,

 

It is just a simple risk assessment, likelihood x severity. History of your previous audits must also be considered to determined which area of concerned must be prioritized on your IA plan.

 

regards,

redfox

 

Hi redfox,

 

I interpreted the OP as meaning that no history exists for the purposes of this "exercise".

 

Hence non-simple.

 

Hopefully GR may return at some point and elaborate. :smile:


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