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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

Our company is going for its first GFSI certification with BRC, and I have a few questions that I'm looking for help with.

 

Do the risk assessments for BRC need to be individual controlled documents? Do they need to be done on a regular basis, or just reviewed when there is a change to the system?

 

 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

I have done them individually but using the same document if you know what I mean..... The Risk assessment document is generic and then filled out according to what you are risk assessing.

 

I review them annually, and if anything changes in the system. It's worked so far...

 

I got this template on here somewhere.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

Thank you for the information and the template.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Hi WowQC

 

All of my risk assessments are document controlled, even though the template is generic. Although i do have some bespoke risk assessments for some things.

 

I also review all risk assessments at least twice annually, uually as part of my HACCP review seeing as the majority of them are connected to food safety.

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hi WowQC

 

All of my risk assessments are document controlled, even though the template is generic. Although i do have some bespoke risk assessments for some things.

 

I also review all risk assessments at least twice annually, uually as part of my HACCP review seeing as the majority of them are connected to food safety.

 

Caz x

 

Do you do your risk assessments in connection with the HACCP plan, or independently? Thanks.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:51 AM

Hi WowQ,

We review our risk assessments based on the individual standards annually and they are a controlled document, Attached is a template we use (BRC V6 Section 4.2.1 - Security).  We also incorporate past history for consideration (i.e. occurrences, customer complaints)

 

Hope it helps

 

Note the levels we use are: 1-6 for likelihood and severity.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:21 AM

Our company is going for its first GFSI certification with BRC, and I have a few questions that I'm looking for help with.

 

Do the risk assessments for BRC need to be individual controlled documents? Do they need to be done on a regular basis, or just reviewed when there is a change to the system?

Dear WowQC,

 

Based on various previous threads / examples, the problem can occasionally be met that the textual phrasing of BRC does not always align to a (haccp-type) risk assessment as can be readily handled with a generic template.

 

Personally, i think BRC do it deliberately so as to compete with SQF's "validation". :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

PS - "GFSI certification" seems to have become a popular terminology but i believe it has no direct (GFSI) meaning.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

Do you do your risk assessments in connection with the HACCP plan, or independently? Thanks.

 

I do both

 

Some risk assessments connected with HACCP for stuff such as pre-requisites or allergens, and others for things such as equipment validation or legionella

 

Caz x



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