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#1 chip

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

New member seeking some assistance. We're heading down the SQF route at the plant where I work and I'm really hoping there is a pre-made SQF Gap Analysis Checklist or project plan available on the forum.

Thank you kindly.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

Well Chip it's your lucky day. :smile:

From the SQF website.

SQF Code Audit Checklist
A self-assessment audit checklist per the SQF Code, Ed. 7, is currently offered free-of-charge, downloadable in Excel format below.
SQF Code, Ed. 7 Audit Checklist


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Chip,

That's a valuable link Simon provided and will get you headed in the right direction most definitely. I'd like to suggest one more thing that in my opinion will really help out also. Think about getting a pre-audit assessment from the certifying body you're going to use for your actual desk and facility certification audit. The auditor can't actually consult per se (conflict of interest) but they will point out any non-conformances in your food safety management system. Then request that the same auditor do the actual certification audits and assuming you've corrected your non-conformances properly you should be in excellent shape for a successful SQF audit.

And one more thing; use this place (IFSQN) often. It's a true gold mine of information!

Good Luck,
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

Well Chip it's your lucky day. :smile:

From the SQF website.

SQF Code Audit Checklist
A self-assessment audit checklist per the SQF Code, Ed. 7, is currently offered free-of-charge, downloadable in Excel format below.
SQF Code, Ed. 7 Audit Checklist




Unfortunately that spreadsheet does not address clause-for-clause like the old "SQF 2000 System Supplier Self-Assessment Report Format"

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

Wow that' great guys, thank you all so much for the documents.

This place truly is a gold mine.

Thank-you,
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Oh, but FYI, just to make it explicit as I recently discovered:

Only 65 of the 116 individual clauses in Module 2 are explicitly covered in the "SQF Code, Ed. 7 Audit Checklist"
However: as someone pointed out to me, all the sub-elements are in the Secondary Response column of the checklist.

i.e. - 2.1.2.6 & 2.1.2.8 are covered and, "2.1.2.7 All staff shall be informed of their responsibility to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action." is one that is implied in the 2.1.2.8's Secondary Response.

I have not delved into the rest but I assume all 116 individual clauses are covered in the 65 on the "SQF Code, Ed. 7 Audit Checklist" spreadsheet.

I am used to BRC auditors calling out each clause explicitly.
I think SQF does this in a silly way, but there it is.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

More gold on 1st tab: Module 2

Sorry, only applied to level 2 that I am working with.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Great work Baron. Many thanks.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

Don't say I never did anything for y'all...

I created this Word document to assist with internal auditing - I found the SQF documents to be awful, and while there were a couple floating around here, I wanted to help out with a blank document that anyone could customize a little bit with headers and footers and such-and-such to their liking.

It only contains information for Level 2, Modules 2 and 11, and there could be some better formatting in a couple spots... but its free, so shut it :smile:

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

Thank you Simon. The excel file will be very helpful for me.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks a lot for sharing the audit checklist here. I went through this and helps a lot in implementing the system.

 

However as originally requested, I am also looking for a GAP Analysis checklist which would be in a much simplified form.

 

Can any one please share a GAP Analysis Checklist here.

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:23 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks a lot for sharing the audit checklist here. I went through this and helps a lot in implementing the system.

 

However as originally requested, I am also looking for a GAP Analysis checklist which would be in a much simplified form.

 

Can any one please share a GAP Analysis Checklist here.

 

Thanks in advance.

Dear mapry,

 

It obviously depends on what you regard as the preferred omissions between a "complete" checklist and a GAP list. This is likely to be  subjective depending on yr own process. Most professional offers AFAIK start with the full standard then condense based on individual needs. In the limit one could maybe reduce level 2 to 4 segments based on the ISO 22000 concept. :smile:

 

From memory, mgourley's posted checklist is a detailed/concise response to SQF's requirements but with some "pruning" included. Maybe nearer to yr requirements ? Compared to some of the other popular standards,  the SQF approach seems to me to be relatively prescriptive, ie less abstract. This may be a major attraction for many users but tends to auto-generate "lists".

 

Ultimately, the suitability most probably depends on which  contents  you want to focus on. :smile:

 

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Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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