I am not clear if batch record and all quality control forms used on shop floor, for e.g packaging inspection forms are considered controlled documents per SQF code 7.1 section 2.2.
However, time flies and I have to move on with SQF system development. Therefore, I decided to number all the forms currently used for food safety and quality control. List them in a register. Save them password protected on a shared drive, where all managers can access them and print copies in emergency situation.
Further, planning to send the master copies for printing by an external printing company. This way will accomplish reduce cost of copies and forms control.
Last but not the least will ask relevant staff to destroy all old copies and audit to verify its being done.
I would appreciate if folks with SQF experience comment on the following two questions:
1) are the batch record , packaging inspection forms to be included in the Register of current SQF documents.
2) are the following header and footer on every quality and food safety control forms - sufficient to meet the SQF requirement ? - header -name of the company/ form #/ name; footer - effective(date)/ replaces(date)/revision #/folder path/changed by(initials) /trade secret confidential
Thanks a lot for your feedback!