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#1 QAfood

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

I am new to the Food Safety Regulation and was asked to write an SOP for the Verification Schedule. I created a schedule for this person but told me I need to write it in an SOP.

According to SQF.

Responsibility, Frequency and Methods for Verification, Validation
Verification of Monitoring Activities, Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis and Internal audits should be documented and included in a Verification Schedule.

Not really sure how to implement all this in a new document for I am still learning Quality food safety.

I would appreciate some help.



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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

2.5.3.1 A verification schedule outlining the verification activities, their frequency of completion and the person responsible for each activity shall be prepared and implemented.

This one will hit them all pretty much (but one would have to spell it out).

Example: for a PRP (not in it's entirety - micro tests, etc- but gives you a simple method):

1) Safety of Processing Water and Ice
(FDA Key Sanitation Condition No. 1)

What: Back-Flow Prevention
Monitoring Form: Monthly Inspecting Report
Monitoring Method: Visual
Who: QA Tech
Frequency: Monthly
Verification: QA Review Signature

Verification:
Back-flow prevention is visually observed through a monthly internal audit.

Validation: Back-flow prevention is tested at least annually through professional outside contractor pressure test.

Verification of monitoring will be performed by QA/Management Supervisors.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:11 PM

2.5.3.1 A verification schedule outlining the verification activities, their frequency of completion and the person responsible for each activity shall be prepared and implemented.

This one will hit them all pretty much (but one would have to spell it out).

Example: for a PRP (not in it's entirety - micro tests, etc- but gives you a simple method):

1) Safety of Processing Water and Ice
(FDA Key Sanitation Condition No. 1)

What: Back-Flow Prevention
Monitoring Form: Monthly Inspecting Report
Monitoring Method: Visual
Who: QA Tech
Frequency: Monthly
Verification: QA Review Signature

Verification:
Back-flow prevention is visually observed through a monthly internal audit.

Validation: Back-flow prevention is tested at least annually through professional outside contractor pressure test.

Verification of monitoring will be performed by QA/Management Supervisors.



Thank you very much! :smile:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

2.5.3.1 A verification schedule outlining the verification activities, their frequency of completion and the person responsible for each activity shall be prepared and implemented.

This one will hit them all pretty much (but one would have to spell it out).

Example: for a PRP (not in it's entirety - micro tests, etc- but gives you a simple method):

1) Safety of Processing Water and Ice
(FDA Key Sanitation Condition No. 1)

What: Back-Flow Prevention
Monitoring Form: Monthly Inspecting Report
Monitoring Method: Visual
Who: QA Tech
Frequency: Monthly
Verification: QA Review Signature

Verification:
Back-flow prevention is visually observed through a monthly internal audit.

Validation: Back-flow prevention is tested at least annually through professional outside contractor pressure test.

Verification of monitoring will be performed by QA/Management Supervisors.


Dear baron,

Thanks and nice to see you are posting again. :thumbup:
This sop must be one of the shortest on record. :smile:
I deduce from yr definitions that SQF are still clinging to their quirky concept of Validation.

Rgds / Charles.C

Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

I am new to the Food Safety Regulation and was asked to write an SOP for the Verification Schedule. I created a schedule for this person but told me I need to write it in an SOP.

According to SQF.

Responsibility, Frequency and Methods for Verification, Validation
Verification of Monitoring Activities, Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis and Internal audits should be documented and included in a Verification Schedule.

Not really sure how to implement all this in a new document for I am still learning Quality food safety.

I would appreciate some help.


A nice table to summarize your activities is probably the best idea.

Regards,

Tony

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

Dear baron,

Thanks and nice to see you are posting again. :thumbup:
This sop must be one of the shortest on record. :smile:
I deduce from yr definitions that SQF are still clinging to their quirky concept of Validation.

Rgds / Charles.C


Yes, I know, SQF messed things up a wee bit.
However, apart from saying "Its fluid dynamics man!" (i.e. - a one ounce swallow cannot carry a one pound coconut!) as a way of "validating" Back-flow prevention.

Technically, even according to Codex Alimentarius' definitions: "Obtained evidence (an actual water system pressure test) that a control measure (daily monitoring or monthly checking), if properly implemented, is capable of controlling the hazard to a specified outcome" ... I think I will have more to post on Ver/Val later on the old thread: Interpretation of Validation/Verification

And to comment on Tony-C, agreed, as I have done, a grid/table in a spreadsheet is the a the most effective way to present a summary.

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