Can any one please help me understand in SQF 2000 - 18.104.22.168 Specifications for raw materials and ingredients that impact on finished product safety and quality shall be documented and kept current.
22.214.171.124 Finished product specifications shall be documented, current, approved by the supplier and their customer, accessible to relevant staff
Does current means that the spec can be one year old only or the current years?
Does anywhere in SQF says that it can be one year old or 2 years old?
A generic answer is that "kept current" usually means maintained "up-to-date", eg the content in a document presented as a specification, for example a microbiological limit, matches that being implemented at the present, ie current, time. This should correspond to the latest revision/version of a given document (unless otherwise stated).
I suppose it is possible that SQF might have some requirement that all specifications must be mandatorily reviewed/revised where necessary/reissued if more than "X" months old.
No doubt the answer will soon arrive if it's another SQF peculiarity.
Rgds / Charles.C