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    JustinJ has posted in Can anyone share a New Product Development (NPD) procedure? in Documentation & Document Control.
    Have you created a Procedure that you could share? I am implementing one myself for Juice.
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    wtheriot has posted in Are gloves required for a film manufacturing company? in SQF Packaging.
    SQF doesnt require gloves, you have to assess the risk. We package RTE product and we are a gloveless facility. We have an excellent handwashing program and strong training with supporting SOP's. W...
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    olenazh has posted in Context and Actions to Address Risk and Opportunities in ISO 22000.
    1. I would group external and internal 2. Not many internal risks - though, they're not that uncommon at food manufacturing facilities such as environmental, training 3. Where's potential tampering...
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    bakeryscience has posted in How well did your business react to the Covid-19 pandemic? in IFSQN Member Polls.
    Food Scientist, If you don't mind me asking, where in the US are you located? Is it somewhere that is a hot spot? So, so sorry for your loss!
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    Bryce23 has posted in Why isn’t it possible to have the food safety team also act as the food fraud prevention/ mitigation team? in FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing.
    Appointed the Food Safety Team as the Food Defence Team as well.
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    Ryan M. has posted in Only Listing Organic Ingredients in the Ingredient Panel - No Organic Status in USDA - United States Department of Agriculture.
    I am speaking strictly from a certification point of view; marketing of organic is another matter entirely.  I really don't know what consumers look at, or "trust", in terms of organic when th...
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    Charles.C has posted in Why isn’t it possible to have the food safety team also act as the food fraud prevention/ mitigation team? in FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing.
    Hi All.   Apologies for the late reply. Had an objection to it, but after reading through the standards was able to draw up appointment letters and address both requirements with success....
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    Bryce23 has started Context and Actions to Address Risk and Opportunities in ISO 22000.
    Good day    Trust you all are well and keeping safe.   Designed this document to apply to the Clause 4.2 and Clause 6 of the ISO 22000, I haven't yet added all the food safety aspect...
    • olenazh

      1. I would group external and internal

      2. Not many internal risks - though, they're not that uncommon at food manufacturing facilities such as environmental, training

      3. Where's potential tampering/food fraud/security breach risk?

      4. Non-profit organizations - not clear

      5. You didn't mention Market: changes, demands, fluctuations

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    Bryce23 has posted in Why isn’t it possible to have the food safety team also act as the food fraud prevention/ mitigation team? in FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing.
    Hi All.   Apologies for the late reply. Had an objection to it, but after reading through the standards was able to draw up appointment letters and address both requirements with success....
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    pooled has posted in How do you document and test your Food Defense Alert System? in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    We received a NC for not documenting the test, the auditor was looking for someone not related to the company to gain access to the facility. We documented a review of customers, contractors & othe...
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    Charles.C has posted in Only Listing Organic Ingredients in the Ingredient Panel - No Organic Status in USDA - United States Department of Agriculture.
    Possibly an official answer to the OP -   Can a product be labeled “organic” without being certified? Overall, if you make a product and want to claim that it or its ingredients are organic,...
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    Charles.C has posted in Are shorts acceptable or not as company workwear in food packaging manufacture? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    JFI and not to curtail discussion, there is a literally huge number of previous threads on a similar topic to the current one, eg in approx last 4 years, -   https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index....
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    hedayat.s.hosseini@gmail.c has posted in How do you document and test your Food Defense Alert System? in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    Hi,  An easy example for an alert system to check if the FSMS system works appropriately, is warning system (bell) which ringing when the temperature decrease in cold room, refrigerator or fre...
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    Charles.C has posted in Are shorts acceptable or not as company workwear in food packaging manufacture? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    Just as a (simplifying) addendum to this sartorial thread, the shorts should probably not possess pockets.   Do "shorts" have any generally accepted max clearance above the knee for the "avera...
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    SQFconsultant has posted in BRC 3.8.1 Nc in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    You want us to look it up?  Better if you do, and details as to what the infraction was, then people can assist.
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    olenazh has posted in How do you document and test your Food Defense Alert System? in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    I do Emergency Preparedness drill every 2 years by testing key supervisory personnel for emergency preparedness by providing them with written exam on Food Safety Emergency Action Plan
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    SQFconsultant has posted in How do you document and test your Food Defense Alert System? in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    I am not sure what IFS requires as to an alert system but I do know how testing food defense as we have done breach consulting with "Get out of Jail Letters." those were the fun assignments!  ...
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    Charles.C has posted in Any additional risk evaluation of incoming raw material required due to Covid-19? in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Discussion.
    I seem to recall seeing that cfia have issued various documentation advisories on Covid19 although no idea if these include raw material aspect.   Also, a previous thread notes an impressive B...
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    pHruit has posted in BRC 3.8.1 Nc in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hi Suresh, you might need to provide some more detail as to exactly what the non-conformance was please - there are a few elements to 3.8.1 so to be able to help we'd need to understand what the ac...
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    pHruit has posted in Origin Claims when naming products e.g. 'Russian Bread' whereas the bread is not from Russia, nor any of its ingredients in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hi Charles, yes, exactly that - now quite a common site in towns of all sizes around the UK. Often a great source of some interesting products beyond the usual supermarket stuff, and some quite int...
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    lakki5192 has started BRC 3.8.1 Nc in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hi I am Suresh From India , Recently we completed BRC audit i got an nc related 3.8.1  Non Conformity product , how to close please help me 
    • pHruit

      Hi Suresh, you might need to provide some more detail as to exactly what the non-conformance was please - there are a few elements to 3.8.1 so to be able to help we'd need to understand what the actual problem is/was.

    • SQFconsultant

      You want us to look it up?  Better if you do, and details as to what the infraction was, then people can assist.

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    Charles.C has posted in Origin Claims when naming products e.g. 'Russian Bread' whereas the bread is not from Russia, nor any of its ingredients in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Just for the uninitiated like myself, I guess this is an example of  Polski Skleps (Shops) -   [attachment=11529:Polski Sklep.PNG]   (Swindon)
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    zanorias has posted in July 2020 - Member of the Month in Member of the Month (MOTM).
    Congratulations Olenazh, thank you for your helpful contributions over the past few months Enjoy the torch!
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    zanorias has posted in Any additional risk evaluation of incoming raw material required due to Covid-19? in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Discussion.
    I imagine you're talking about the product side of things, but something else you may want to assess if not already is the practical side of 'incoming raw materials' so any changes to the normal pr...
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    pHruit has posted in Origin Claims when naming products e.g. 'Russian Bread' whereas the bread is not from Russia, nor any of its ingredients in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Very valid points, GMO. I should have provided more detail as I confess I'd assumed a more general awareness of the current TSO position, and also that the TSO themselves would be keen to provide s...
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    GMO has posted in Origin Claims when naming products e.g. 'Russian Bread' whereas the bread is not from Russia, nor any of its ingredients in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
      There might be a (possibly tenuous - I'd certainly check with my local TSO before using it!) argument if you are producing this for solely for a specialist market such as distribution only...
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    AlisterW has posted in Are shorts acceptable or not as company workwear in food packaging manufacture? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    Have struggled slightly with the interpretation of clause 6.5.4 in Food Packaging Standard. It used to say "protective clothing worn in production areas shall provide adequate covering of the upper...
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    Breadroll has started Food defense Alert System in Food Defense & Security (TACCP).
    Hello,   in IFS an appropriate alert system shall be defined and periodically tested for effectiveness.   I'm wondering if someone could give me an example of an alert system? How do you...
    • hedayat.s.hosseini@gmail.c

      Hi, 

      An easy example for an alert system to check if the FSMS system works appropriately, is warning system (bell) which ringing when the temperature decrease in cold room, refrigerator or freezer in a meat production factory.

      You are able to make document the temperature changes through a temperature recording chip which record temperature fluctuations and transfer data to a PC and send warning message (ringing bell) when temperature changes is out of defined range.

      Regards,

      Hedayat  

    • pooled

      We received a NC for not documenting the test, the auditor was looking for someone not related to the company to gain access to the facility. We documented a review of customers, contractors & others attempting to gain access and the reactions by staff in those areas & whether it was effective or not (ie. delivery driver attempted to enter facility but was asked to wait in truck while load was received).

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    beautiophile has posted in Lease truck cleaning requirement 5.10.4 in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    My company has a simple cleaning SOP as TimG described. Also we've made an MOU with the forwarders asking them to have their own truck/container cleaning schedules. It's for convenience. We su...
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    Charles.C has posted in Only Listing Organic Ingredients in the Ingredient Panel - No Organic Status in USDA - United States Department of Agriculture.
    This is in regards to how a product can be labeled and if they wish to use the organic seal.  They do not have to use the organic seal, and they do not have to state "100% Organic" rather it...

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