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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

hi,

when writing SQF manual, it should align with the SQF requirements, that say it should start with section 4.
in this case what should be the content in section 1 to 3? should it be like in the code? 1-scope, 2 reference and 3 definitions?

thanks



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

hi,

when writing SQF manual, it should align with the SQF requirements, that say it should start with section 4.
in this case what should be the content in section 1 to 3? should it be like in the code? 1-scope, 2 reference and 3 definitions?

thanks


Hi there. No need to align with the SQF Code numbering, it is not a requirement and you won't get any points off or added during the audit. That said, some customers choose to align or have a separate table where they match up their numbering to the Code's numbering. The issue is if you align up your numbering to SQF 2000 Code ed6 you will have to then align it up to SQF Code ed7 which goes into effect 1 July 2012.

When customers align with the SQF 2000 Code, they address the scope of their certification ("section 1" - food sector category and covered products; "section 2"- reference the SQF Code; "section 3" - add their own definitions or just refer to the SQF Code definitions (e.g., appendix 2 of the new Code) or just start numbering at Section 4. Now for the new edition of the Code, it all starts at section 2.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:24 AM

When you write your food safety program to comply with different certifiation requirements it limits your flexibility. Many companies are subjected to more than one standard so I recommend developing a primary navigation document for each standard ie SQF, BRC, ISO2200, AIB, Regulatory.

This document lists the clause number for each standard / rules that you get audited for and references where in your document system you can locate the information. This saves excessive time during the audit looking for documents / evidence to provide to the auditor.



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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

Don't stress on remembering procedure X is in tab 4.3.2.1. You can organize your books anyway you want as long as you can find what you need easily when an auditor asks.



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