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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

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Is this really what David means... "documentation of what foods workers bring on-site for lunch" DOCUMENTATION???? Wtf? So now do I have to ask them for a menu in advance...?


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:14 AM

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Is this really what David means... "documentation of what foods workers bring on-site for lunch" DOCUMENTATION???? Wtf? So now do I have to ask them for a menu in advance...?


I am totally agree with Marc Browne, one of the comment makers. BRC has become a joke. Standard's developers should make their developments more simple and easy with more emphasis on the core basics of food safety and quality.


This is not a single case. The BRC standard has some other ridiculous things like using of plasters (for cut and grazes) with metallic strips, and checking them at the time of receiving with metal detectors. Even a child could guess that it is practically nonsense especially for small and medium sized manufacturers.

IMO, mostly all standard developers always want to make their developments as "masterpieces" without considering the practical aspects and ground realities.


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

IMO the need of “documentation of what foods workers bring on-site for lunch" is just an interpretation of Mr. Ron Rigby. “Documented procedures… to ensure the effective management of allergens” that include …“restriction on food brought onto site by the staff” does not mean to ask the food workers what they eat during the break. On the contrary could be useful to avoid that such foods enter the production site, to write it in the hygienic regulation of the company and, possibly, to monitor (and verify) the staff behaviour.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:23 AM

Well it's documented in our training and I've put it into my monthly audit as well.

I just think BRC are moving away from the pragmatic approach they had before. There was a lot of criticism of issue 5 that it was 'risk assess' everything but I'm realising now how sensible that was! At least then it could be adaptable for smaller businesses.



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

IMO the need of “documentation of what foods workers bring on-site for lunch" is just an interpretation of Mr. Ron Rigby. “Documented procedures… to ensure the effective management of allergens” that include …“restriction on food brought onto site by the staff” does not mean to ask the food workers what they eat during the break. On the contrary could be useful to avoid that such foods enter the production site, to write it in the hygienic regulation of the company and, possibly, to monitor (and verify) the staff behaviour.

mauro

Well said Mauro, I agree and read it as having some rules, education and monitoring of foodstuffs in place.

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