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#1 cerving

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:14 PM

Can anyone provide any guidance on the "scope of certification" requirements?  We are a co-packer for frozen fruits and vegetables, and I'm looking to update what our prior SQF practitioner left me with (which is basically step-by-step procedures of what occurs from the time the product arrives, through packing and shipping out).  It seems as simple as the food category that we fall under, but then I start second guessing myself.  :wacko:



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:45 PM

Your scope is exactly what you have stated above. Certification scope relates to the processes that will be certified. You can start with procurement, raw material receival, storage.....etc etc until the product leaves your control (sometimes this is dispatch and for others it may include distribution). Don't forget to check against your flow process chart as it and your scope should be the same.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:05 AM

Yes - scope is start and end.  You can also have a description of scope, products included (general).  You don't need to list them all - just refer to flow chart. 



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

Dear All,

 

I'm not a SQF user but the ver.7 glossary definition of scope appears to me as not in agreement with previous posts, eg I see no requirement for details of  "procedures" etc ?

 

Scope of  Certification  The food sector categories and those products to be covered by the certificate of

registration.

 

 

Maybe it depends on which "scope" we are talking about ? :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

Dear All,

 

I'm not a SQF user but the ver.7 glossary definition of scope appears to me as not in agreement with previous posts, eg I see no requirement for details of  "procedures" etc ?

 

 

Maybe it depends on which "scope" we are talking about ? :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C

That's what confused me also Charles.  What we currently have did satisfy the auditor when we were last audited (under Edition 6), but it just seems repetative of the flow process chart.

 

Thanks everyone!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Wow, it really does vary by auditor!

 

Mine told me all I needed was a list of all products divided into their respective food categories.  He said ALL as in, even private label brands, not just a generic "apple juice" or "wheat bread".

 

Your process flow would be part of your raw material risk assessment and haccp plans, so relisting them again is redundant.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Here is from the Policy Manual example posted earlier:

1.      Scope of Certification

1.1.    The scope of certification covers all food safety management activities that are under the control of (company name).

1.2.   The products covered under the scope of certification may be found in Appendix A. 

 

 

Is this sufficient to cover the SQF requirement 2.1.3.1.iii?



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:58 AM


 

Is this sufficient to cover the SQF requirement 2.1.3.1.iii?

 

And the requirement 2.1.3.1.iii is  ??

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:10 AM

2.1.3.1 A food safety manual shall be documented
and maintained in either electronic and/or hard
copy form. It shall outline the methods the
organization will use to meet the requirements of
this Standard, be made available to staff and
include:
i. A summary of the organization’s food safety
policies and the methods it will apply to
meet the requirements of this standard;
ii. The policy statement and organization
chart;
iii. The scope of the certification; and
iv. A list of the products covered under the
scope of certification.





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