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GMO

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Well this is a new one for me...

 

Anyone got any experience of certification to WQA standard?  Top tips?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:23 AM

Hi GMO,

 

We have many clients supplying to WW under WQA certification and much experience with this standard.

 

Happy to communicate and assist with standards requirements.

Some more background information will be helpful.

 

Regards,

Stam


Edited by Stam Levenderis, 09 September 2013 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hi GMO,
I am consultant for WQA - Cookies and Biscuits manufacturer.

Regards,
Geetha



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:17 PM

You can download all of the required information from the Woolworths Website - Woolworths Quality Assurance Standard Version 8

http://www.wowlink.c...Compliance/WQA/

 

You can apply for exemptions from certain requirements but dont hold your breath. If you hold BRC or another GFSI program you should not have too many problems



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:30 AM

You can download all of the required information from the Woolworths Website - Woolworths Quality Assurance Standard Version 8

http://www.wowlink.c...Compliance/WQA/

 

You can apply for exemptions from certain requirements but dont hold your breath. If you hold BRC or another GFSI program you should not have too many problems

 

Dear Wizzer,

 

Thanks for yr post. Did you experience any particular problems yourself ?

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:21 AM

Mainly around the retention of samples if manufacturing house branded products and the requirements of on-going testing of those samples. The audit frequency of every 6 months even though we maintain 6 sites with BRC "A", ISO9001;2008, Australian Quarantine Inspection Service approval. Management Review Quarterly is an issue that need discussion with them also. Also we do not supply them High Risk/High Care products so that adds another dimension to the requirements.

If you addtress the issues and expectations of your current programs you should have little issue. But the auditor is required to be trained and calibrated by Woolworths. A number of Australian CB's have had to undergo this at their own cost as nothing is free with Woolworths.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:51 AM

Hi GMO,
I am consultant for WQA - Cookies and Biscuits manufacturer.

Regards,
Geetha

 

Hi Geetha,

 

Then please help the original poster with some top tips as per her question.

 

Regards,

Simon


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

Hi GMO,

One thing that you must make sure you have before the WQA audit is a WW approved specification and that it matches the one they have on file.  Do this before each audit.  Your WW category manager will help you with this.

Julie



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

Hello all,

Our production facility is going to have the WQA audit next week. Further information on their mode of audit and the requirement would be highly appreciated. We have already certified against BRC and ISO 22000:2005 standards,

 

Regards,

KPS






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