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Krissy

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi,

If the scope of the HACCP polan has changed/broadened, do you need to notify the auditing body of the change prior?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:14 PM

Dear Krissy,

If the changes to your plan/scope are logged ; the auditor should see it.


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Elias Loisos



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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:51 AM

Dear Krissy,

An auditor told me that it is necessary to do so as they need to charge you extra for the inclusion of new products/scope but not too sure whether there is discount for the deletion/shrinking of scope????


Yong



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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

You should notify the certificvation body. The auditor might not be qualified for a new food sector code if you have added a significantly different item. If it is just an expansion in volume or in similar products it is less important, but maintaining open communication is important.


Cathy Crawford, HACCP Consulting Group
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

Not sure where you dug this forum up from Cathy. I hope someone wasn't waiting 21 months for a reply! :huh:

The main standards don't refer to HACCP changes specifically, however by implication they require communication:

BRC - requires notification of additional significant products or processes undertaken to be included within the scope of certification and will visit site to verify the extension of the scope.
SQF - Expansions of Scope require verification by the Certification Body by site Audit that the changes comply with the SQF 2000 Code requirements, the relevant legislation and any customer requirements.

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Tony


Edited by Tony-C, 25 November 2010 - 09:10 AM.




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