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    Marshenko has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    You'll be fine.  I went from SQF to BRC and now back to SQF (!) Of course there are differences, but as long as you have that solid base, you'll handle it.   Good job! I'm hoping I will...
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    Pribs has started Introduction in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Hi all, My name is Ron Pribyl. QA manager at Minnesota Dehydrated Vegetables.   I've been in food manufacturing quality in the US for over 30 years.    I find that we all need some h...
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    Jarod T has started Concerned: I microwaved potato wedges from room temperature? in Health, Safety & Environmental Management.
    Hi everyone,   I have a question, I just came to the realisation of what I have done. This week in work has been stressful and so tiring that today on my day of I fell asleep after cooking...
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    sangle has posted in How would you evaluate your food defense plan? in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    FSSC 22000 Certified Manufacture composite cans   I just heard back from our external auditor about audit of the food defense plan.  When he was here he simply said there was no formal ev...
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    majoy has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Good job! I'm hoping I will be as lucky as you when I transition to BRC world from SQF planet. Cheers!
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    majoy has posted in 2.3.4 Contract Manufacturers Definition in SQF Packaging.
    Imo this will fall under contract manufacturer as you are already purchasing finished products and not raw materials/packaging.
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    Hi All,    If an alcoholic beverages manufacturer starts to sell, botanicals to other manufacturers, as ingredients to their alcoholic beverages (the seller repacks and relabels the produ...
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    vt89 has posted in Which HACCP Decision Tree to use? in Food Safety Talk.
    thanks everyone for the help on this ! 
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    The Food Scientist has posted in Specifications for Spices & Seasonings in Food Microbiology.
    Now I have been aware that these specifications are dictated by our customers, correct? 
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    clrmwebb4350 has posted in Supplier missing 3rd Party Audit information in SQF Packaging.
    I am the SQF Practitioner at a food packaging company so we have materials versus ingredients. I send a Food Safety Self Audit to each supplier and asked them to complete it. if they are...
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    The Food Scientist has posted in 2.3.4 Contract Manufacturers Definition in SQF Packaging.
    I do believe it falls under "Contract Manufacturing" : Production of goods by one firm, under the label or brand of another firm. 
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    SQFconsultant has posted in 2.3.4 Contract Manufacturers Definition in SQF Packaging.
    That is a contract manufacturer - no doubt.
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    The Food Scientist has started Specifications for Spices & Seasonings in Food Microbiology.
    Hey everyone!    So I kind of need a little help in this matter as I haven't been in this position before. I need to establish specifications (micro, physical & chemicals) for spices & se...
    • The Food Scientist

      Now I have been aware that these specifications are dictated by our customers, correct? 

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    Gerard H. has posted in Is there any standard for the level of infestation of flies? in Pest Control.
    Dear Shazlin, In addition to what has been said above, all what isn't flying around doesn't have to be cached. For that reason, the lowest infestation level is the best. Kind regards, Gerard...
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    Hi Fadzli, Nice to meet you! Welcome to this forum. Kind regards, Gerard Heerkens
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    tezza07 has started 2.3.4 Contract Manufacturers in SQF Packaging.
    Hi everyone,   I have a question re: clause 2.4.8 Contract Manufacturers. We purchase finished goods from another company that packages it in cases with our branding on it. They do not direct...
    • The Food Scientist

      I do believe it falls under "Contract Manufacturing" : Production of goods by one firm, under the label or brand of another firm. 

    • majoy

      Imo this will fall under contract manufacturer as you are already purchasing finished products and not raw materials/packaging.

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    LDG_Honey has posted in Food Grade Oil Spray Pump in Food Safety Tools & Equipment.
    I think you'll have to have one built custom for your purposes.   Classic Stand N spray are designed for water based liquids. this mean the body of the pressure vessel, the internal diameter o...
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    Agent-17025 has posted in New to me! in Cannabis Industry Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
    To my fellow IFSQN members who are entering into the cannabis/hemp product space remember to seek out ISO/IEC17025 accredited testing labs for your products. GMPs will be important for the industry...
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    SQFconsultant has posted in Supplier missing 3rd Party Audit information in SQF Packaging.
    If you are talking about general suppliers and not contract suppliers (contract suppliers make your product and put it in your packaging thus for all intents it appears to have come direct from you...
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    mgourley has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Great Job. Now comes the hard part......maintaining it   Marshall
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    00half has started Supplier missing 3rd Party Audit information in SQF Packaging.
    We have quite a few suppliers we use at my facility and most of them use a different set of standards other than SQF.  As such quite a few of our suppliers don't have 3rd party audit informati...
    • SQFconsultant

      If you are talking about general suppliers and not contract suppliers (contract suppliers make your product and put it in your packaging thus for all intents it appears to have come direct from your company) they are not required to be GFSI certified (eg - SQF, BRC, FSSC, IFS, etc etc).

       

      Assuming general suppliers you should have a complete audit on file for each one and I am asuming your approval process requires this.

       

      If that is the case and you don't use an alternate method that is allowed by SQF (check the codes) you can either go and do your own audits or commission an auditing company to do it for you and you pay them or your supplier pays for it or you can engage an experienced person such as myself or others to do so on your behalf.

       

      So, you have some choices.

    • clrmwebb4350

      I am the SQF Practitioner at a food packaging company so we have materials versus ingredients. I send a Food Safety Self Audit to each supplier and asked them to complete it. if they are GFSI certified then they did not need to complete it. An example is attached.

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    vrosev has started BRC GLOBAL STANDARD PACKAGING AND PACKAGING MATERIALS ISSUE 5 Clause 6 in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hello,   Can anyone help me to understand "BRC GLOBAL STANDARD PACKAGING AND PACKAGING MATERIALS ISSUE 5 Clause 6.1.4" please? I am trying to figure out "duration of the training" on training...
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    SQFconsultant has posted in Non-Food Contact Packaging Traceability- SQF Quality Code Upgrade in SQF Food.
    No, it won't get into outer tapes, etc.  However, I don't understand why the non-food contact box never came up in an audit because you don't trace these items.   Every single one of our...
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    Marshenko has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Very well done.
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    SQFconsultant has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    During projects I wish I was surf casting on the beach near the house many times!   Congratulations on the pass with an A
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    Quality-Assurance has posted in Glass, Hard plastic and Sharp Metal Risk Assessment in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hi QA, 7-year old thread but still interesting. Thks. (1) The OP example is vaguely biased to "likelihood of occurrence".(breakage) (2) The Post 12 example is vaguely biased to "consequence".(lo...
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    Scampi has posted in Can you help me find a new job in food safety field? in Employment & Personal Development.
    I use Indeed........not sure if it's international though
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    The Food Scientist has posted in First BRC audit in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Congratulations! I've been there but with SQF. And "Going in to this audit prep and learning version 8, there were many times I wish I was flipping burgers somewhere."- oh I can SO relate.
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    Lesley.Roberts has posted in Non-Food Contact Packaging Traceability- SQF Quality Code Upgrade in SQF Food.
    Hi all,   Long time lurker, first post.  My facility is a medium sized flavor ingredients and beverage manufacturer.  We are currently SQF Manufacturing Code certified and are look...
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    djammur has posted in Consultation Draft for BRC Packaging Issue 6 now available in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    bduzan completely agree - very excessive!!
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