I'm a fairly fresh technical writer/document control specialist at a pretty small tortilla chip company with aims to attain BRC certification within 8-10 months. To help accomplish this I'm working on building a documentation system.
It's all falling together pretty nicely, but I have one big question at the moment: Do I need to archive obsolete documents after I confiscate and replace them with newer versions? I convinced myself at one point that having a change log on the document itself in tandem with a document register would eliminate the need for retaining obsolete documents. Destroying them would mean one less thing to track and we would have a recorded history of changes made to that document, fulfilling regulatory requirements.
Thoughts and experiences on this?