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#1 Rizwan Ali

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Suppose that you are a third party auditor and during audit when you visit the facility store, you find a container of pesticide with no label.

  • Store has pasted its own part/inventory number on the container and has its name in inventory.
  • Word pesticide is embossed on the container.
  • Rack where pesticide is stored is for general items and non food chemicals.
  • Area where this rack was placed was locked at its entry. Store main entry door is away and separate from this door.
  • Facility has its own pest control supervisor but IPM services are contracted from a third party.
Now how would you rate this situation. There is a long discussion going on this situation at our plant between Food safety coordinator and internal auditor. I want to settle it down. Please give your rating as per following standards:

FSSC 22000
BRC
SQF
AIB


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

Suppose that you are a third party auditor and during audit when you visit the facility store, you find a container of pesticide with no label.

  • Store has pasted its own part/inventory number on the container and has its name in inventory.
  • Word pesticide is embossed on the container.
  • Rack where pesticide is stored is for general items and non food chemicals.
  • Area where this rack was placed was locked at its entry. Store main entry door is away and separate from this door.
  • Facility has its own pest control supervisor but IPM services are contracted from a third party.
Now how would you rate this situation. There is a long discussion going on this situation at our plant between Food safety coordinator and internal auditor. I want to settle it down. Please give your rating as per following standards:

FSSC 22000
BRC
SQF
AIB


Rizwan

Dear Rizwan Ali,

Perhaps you might like to clarify regarding the difference of opinion between FSC/IA which you are hoping to "settle down" ?

Rgds / Charles.C

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

Suppose that you are a third party auditor and during audit when you visit the facility store, you find a container of pesticide with no label.

  • Store has pasted its own part/inventory number on the container and has its name in inventory.
  • Word pesticide is embossed on the container.
  • Rack where pesticide is stored is for general items and non food chemicals.
  • Area where this rack was placed was locked at its entry. Store main entry door is away and separate from this door.
  • Facility has its own pest control supervisor but IPM services are contracted from a third party.
Now how would you rate this situation. There is a long discussion going on this situation at our plant between Food safety coordinator and internal auditor. I want to settle it down. Please give your rating as per following standards:

FSSC 22000
BRC
SQF
AIB


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Non-conformance under BRC 4.13.2 "dedicated locked facilities are used for the storage of pesticides"
Non-conformance under BRC 4.9.1.1 "the labelling and/or identification of containers of chemicals at all times"
Non-conformance under AIB 4.8.1.3 "Pesticide containers and application equipment are labeled to identify contents."
If you do not have a warning sign on the room where the pesticides are stored, then it's a non-conformance under AIB 4.8.1.6
"Warning signs are posted at the entrance of each pesticide storage area."

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#4 Rizwan Ali

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

Thank you Marshall. We are looking towards pesticide storage but it is labelling as well.

@ Charles Yes it is point of conflict b/w IA/FSC.

Any how its settled now. It is non conformance



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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

Dear Rizwan Ali,

Suppose that you are a third party auditor and during audit when you visit the facility store, you find a container of pesticide with no label.


Pleased you resolved yr problem but, frankly, difficult to see how the above could not be a non-conformance ?? :thumbdown: :smile:

Rgds / Charles.C

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