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#1 smart17

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

Dear all, 

 

i getting ready for the BRC audit which in February . 

My main issue is the internal audit clause  which we have send a colleague and did the internal audit course in BRC academy . The previous QA manager left without notice and he took all his note with him and I am missing the previous internal audits

My questions are : 

When my colleague gets the certification how to make the audit plan/ schedule for 2018? Should be monthly ? Which section should be cover  ?

How we could run the internal audit of 2017 , in order to cover the clause internal audits  

 

thanks in advance 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:49 PM

Hello,

 

A good basis would be having a different audit for each section of the BRC. 

 

I would suggest have 4 intervals annually in which you will conduct your internal audits.

 

When you have separated each section into different internal audits then you should do a risk assessment for each to determine the frequency.

 

An example could be that your HACCP may be fairly small and only cover one process, so this could be done once per annum. However your site standards may be done quarterly. (this is covered in point 3.4.1)

 

If you can understand the risk for each area then it will be easier to plan a schedule.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Kind regards,

 

Chad


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

Hi Chad , 

 

thank you for your answer .

 

The point 3.4.1 where is it in ISSUE 5-Packaging 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

Hello,

 

BRC is now at Issue 7. However, i feel that modules will differ between our audits. if you go to the Internal Auditing section then read through the points.

 

Kind regards,

 

Chad.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

This is the packaging standard which is on issue 5.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:20 AM

The 3.4.1 in BRC food (I. 7) is identical to 3.5.1 of BRC packaging (I. 5).

There are three things:

- HRM, PRP and procedures made to comply BRC. You have to determine them all and how they are involved. Some procedures will not be in audit scope (e.g. accounting). This also helps you to define audit scope.

- Practice compliance of HRM, PRP and procedures. A.k.a you check the fact of "Say what you do and do what you say".

- Completion the audit and self-claim of conformity against all BRC requirements. If you could not finish at the time of certification, just show the Auditor that your internal audit programme is under control.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

Dear all , 

 

thank you for your support 

 

what do you think about this audit schedule? please look attachment 


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:07 AM

Hi,

 

February is around the corner. Good luck on your audit.

 

This is my risk analysis after my 2016 audit, hopefully you'll find it useful. Last page states my frequency for internal audits.

 

Feel free to criticize because I need to review and edit this with a new risk assessment. 

 

FYI, there was no attachments from your last post smart17.  

 

 

DN

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

Hi DN , 

 

thank you for your email . i really appreciate your support .

 

Best Regards 

Themis 


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

DN, stellar job in that BRC RA!

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

This is my risk analysis after my 2016 audit, hopefully you'll find it useful. Last page states my frequency for internal audits.

 

 

 

^ This is a fantastic RA. I'm a very visual person and I really dig this! 


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