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#1 Matt Bova

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:08 AM

Hi everyone! New forum member introduction myself and also asking for some tips.


I'm a long time QA Manager under the BRC audit standard but last week I started in a Director level position at a facility under SQF.


Any pitfalls I should avoid or slight differences I should pay extra attention to as I get familiar with my new standard?


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:56 PM

Hi Matt, welcome.


I believe you will find an ease of getting into SQF as SQF is substantially easier in all areas in comparison with BRC. 


I am sure that others may argue this, but after ten years of auditing first (SQF) and then consulting on SQF and BRC it is what we have found.


Best to you.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:47 PM

Ditto to SQFConsultant, I find that in compared to other standards, SQF often specifically includes a clause to the tone of "do this, but if you can't, identify controls to make sure that your process/equipment/facility remains safe and effective regardless". In this way it makes you address the hazard, but doesn't necessarily bind you to a specific solution like BRC often does. Heck, half the time for SQF if you can demonstrate compliance with a rule (e.g. storage) and people are trained on it, you can skip an entire "policy" document.

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