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    drk0904 has posted in Does anyone have the new Codex Alimentarius HACCP standard? in HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients.
    What will be the impact of such change on ISO 22000 or other GFSI certifications? Like FSSC ?   
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    Charles.C has posted in 5.4.4 - verifying non-GMO ingredients which are inherently non-GMO in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hello!   We have a product that is labeled "non-GMO".  As per BRC 5.4.4: "Where products are labeled or claims are made on finished packs which are dependent on the status of a raw mate...
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    FSQA MKE has posted in SQF Auditor questions to employees in SQF Food.
    1) What is SQF? 2) What do you do if equipment (i.e. the metal detector) goes off? 3) What are GMPs? 4) What do you do if you notice unusual activity or a strange person in a restricted area.
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    sruggero has started 5.4.4 - verifying non-GMO ingredients which are inherently non-GMO in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hello!   We have a product that is labeled "non-GMO".  As per BRC 5.4.4: "Where products are labeled or claims are made on finished packs which are dependent on the status of a raw materi...
    • Charles.C

      Hello!

       

      We have a product that is labeled "non-GMO".  As per BRC 5.4.4: "Where products are labeled or claims are made on finished packs which are dependent on the status of a raw material, the status of each batch of the raw material shall be verified."  Since all of our ingredients are inherently non-GMO, i.e. a GMO version doesn't exist, I'm getting hung up on the phrase "...dependent on the status of a raw material..."  Do I still verify non-GMO status of each batch even though the ingredients could never be GMO's?

       

      Thank you!

       

      Hi sruggero,

       

      Can you inform type of products involved ?

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    Mahmoud Bakr has posted in In the the Love of Food in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    thanks  olenazh  such a helpful forum 
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    Mahmoud Bakr has posted in Daily Operation Checklists in Auditing.
    where I work  My HACCP team use a sanitation checklist at the end of the day for the daily S.S.O.P like filler 1 , filler 2 , Grinder , clipper, knifes floor and the drain tunnel and the quali...
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    beautiophile has posted in Clause 3.7.5 - Effective Traceability System in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    Can anyone please provide what their company is doing to ensure suppliers of raw materials have an effective traceability system? How are you performing traceability tests on your suppliers? Ea...
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    Charles.C has posted in Does anyone have the new Codex Alimentarius HACCP standard? in HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients.
    It's a massive (HACCP) revision compared to 2003.   For one, the famous Codex Tree has gone.   There appear to be some ideas/concepts borrowed from iso22000(2018) and FSMA.   Unfor...
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    APK_NN has started Daily Operation Checklists in Auditing.
    We are switching from a manual system to an online food safety and quality management system and currently reviewing our line check forms to see if there are any checks or records that we can incor...
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      where I work 

      My HACCP team use a sanitation checklist at the end of the day for the daily S.S.O.P like filler 1 , filler 2 , Grinder , clipper, knifes floor and the drain tunnel and the quality supervisor follow these procedures and the quality of sanitation at the end of the night shift because we have a 24/6 working days .

      for the label we use a print from the message on the package .

      the metal detector have a control forum and an assurance forum for the three contaminating  testing bars   each working hour .

      the weekly S.S.O.P has its own follow up prints   

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    mitchay has started FSSC New Version 5.1 (Internal Audit Checklist) in FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing.
    Hello, I have received a notification from my certifying body that a new version of FSSC (Ver 5.1) was published last November 2020, are there available template for internal audit that i can refer...
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    Charles.C has posted in Is Chain of Custody tied in with VACCP/TACCP? in Food Fraud (VACCP).
    Hi Charlotte,   Regarding Food Fraud, from a generic/informative POV, in addition to BRC document referred previously, this post (+ associated discussion) is IMO a usefully  concise intro...
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    Charles.C has posted in Start up! Clean or Sanitize? in The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
    We do not apply sanitizer at start of extended break knowing a full clean will be conducted again before restart. I guess they consider it a cost saving.   Hi Jim,   Thks reply....
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    SQFconsultant has posted in Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    We avoid using a sewer backup for an exercise for a number of reasons (as noted above.)   We use other things as a situation test and then do forensic documentation on who, what, when, where a...
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    SQFconsultant has posted in Kombucha brewery- SQF certified in SQF Food.
    Hi Terry,   I can answer a couple of your questions -    1. congratulations on going for SQF, that helps everyone involved and gets new business too! 2. Yes, an enclosed room would b...
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    Timwoodbag has posted in SQF Auditor questions to employees in SQF Food.
    I have had the same auditor for three years.  He told me that every audit he asks the employees the same questions.  My employees were completely clueless the first year, he did not give...
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    Sophie Ranger has posted in Tips to measure food safety culture and food safety behaviour in Food Safety Fridays.
    Hello,  I am looking for the updated link for the Food safety culture assessment tool use by the inspector.  Thank you
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    Altermanm has posted in Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    Also, for E. Coli as it's a fecal contamination indicator  Thank you!
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    Altermanm has posted in Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    Um, gross   Now you've got e coli, covid 19 , potentially legionnaires disease  For example, in sewage, bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella typhimurium, Enterobacter spp. and...
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    tonya_z has started Clause 3.7.5 - Effective Traceability System in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    Can anyone please provide what their company is doing to ensure suppliers of raw materials have an effective traceability system? How are you performing traceability tests on your suppliers?  ...
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      Can anyone please provide what their company is doing to ensure suppliers of raw materials have an effective traceability system? How are you performing traceability tests on your suppliers?

      Each of our supplier audit checklists includes items for checking their traceability procedure and test. We carry out the test in the same manner that BRC auditors and customers do to us.

      One more thing is that our auditors have to study the manufacturing processes of suppliers, e.g. ink production, plastic film extrusion. Otherwise, we have poor background to evaluate their system and the test. 

      BTW, you can attend to SQA (supplier quality assurance) courses and get certified. Showing such certificates could prove the competence of supplier auditors in case that a BRC Auditor asks.

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    olenazh has posted in Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    Also, for E. Coli as it's a fecal contamination indicator 
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    TerrySaini has started Kombucha brewery- SQF certified in SQF Food.
    Hello Everyone, I am a Plant Manager at a Kombucha brewery, we are expanding our operations and moving our processing facility to a new location. Along with that we will be working on getting our f...
    • SQFconsultant

      Hi Terry,
       
      I can answer a couple of your questions - 
       
      1. congratulations on going for SQF, that helps everyone involved and gets new business too!
      2. Yes, an enclosed room would be good - and while a suspended ceiling is not a specific requirement it does lessen noise from glass bottles. however, I have recently seen a processing line with small nubs of rubber between each bottle and there was very little noise.
      3. I have rarely seen a processing line in an open warehouse, you are looking for as serile a room as possible and that just does not do it.
      4. Your thoughts on draining design are fine. SQF does not specify the type of draining - but it is audited on drainage itself.
      5. I absolutely love Kombucha and can only get one type here, please feel free to send a case. thanks.

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    Scampi has posted in Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    Um, gross   Now you've got e coli, covid 19 , potentially legionnaires disease  For example, in sewage, bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella typhimurium, Enterobacter spp. and...
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    Altermanm has started Risks From Contamination from Sewage in SQF Food.
    Hello colleagues,  We just performed our Crisis management exercise and the scenario that we picked was: "a sewage pipe burst and the sewage flooded into some areas of the facility, including...
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      Also, for E. Coli as it's a fecal contamination indicator 

      Thank you!

    • SQFconsultant

      We avoid using a sewer backup for an exercise for a number of reasons (as noted above.)

       

      We use other things as a situation test and then do forensic documentation on who, what, when, where and why - time it all out, document it and it always flies during audits.

       

      I don't see anyway to plan for deep state false flags, so we are not even touching that CV thing.

       

      I did love what a small bakery in North Carolina did, they planned on a burst fire system pipe that carrier a combo of water and chemical.

       

      It burst, covered everything, everything was dumped, everything was cleaned several times.  that was done easy.

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    TimG has posted in SQF Auditor questions to employees in SQF Food.
    I have had the same questions  listed above as well as specific plant GMP questions. Make sure your GMP training is drilled into the employees, it's typical for the auditor to take a copy of t...
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    Scampi has posted in Vape and food in General Food Safety Standards.
    Having worked in the legal landscape here, my two cents is DON'T, at least not until the legal wrangling is done insofar as CBD edibles    You're risking your ENTIRE business on something...
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    To me is it actually quite wild as to how CBD is viewed.  Non-THC producing industrial hemp can be grown all over the US and a bunch of other places. It can be harvested, exacted and then caps...
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