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#1 oromaniv

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:33 PM

Hi all,

 

Few month ago I took over QA manager position in food processing place. We process fresh fruits and vegetables. My predecessor has done a great job prearranging organization for SQF audit and passing with score 97 in March 2013. I am making ready everything for SQF re-certification audit that is coming up soon. The clause 2.4.1 makes me confused. We don't have any procedure in place that demonstrates the way we get informed of applicable legislation or any changes to that legislation. SQF says that it is mandatory to have that however we passed the last audit without any non-conformance regarding that part. Please share your expertise, examples and clarifications.

 

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#2 Marshenko

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

We utilize our weekly meetings with the USDA in conjunction with receiving emails regarding any new USDA Directives, Notices, and other legislative information via their automatic email feed in order to satisty that clause.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

Subscribe to industyr relavent food safety periodicals, and also sign up for USDA and FDA recall alerts:

 

https://www.envoypro...om/USDA-ALERTS/

 

http://www.fda.gov/a...tes/default.htm

 

Then just write in your policy doc how you get info on regulatory info (FSMA is a good topic to track as well as recalls and withdrawals), create a folder in you email box so you have evidence that you actually get the emails. Also include who has responsibility for receiving the information and include this in the doc. I'd also recommend that you state that if your company is notified of a regulatory infraction that your CB and the SQFI be notified within 24 hours.



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#4 Loni Banaszak

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

Does anyone have a sample of what a documented procedure for the methods and responsibilities of an organization keeping informed  of changes to relevant legislation etc.... Thanks in advance!

 

I am new to SQF and am trying to prepare our company for certification


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Loni


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:01 PM

This is the format I used for our SQF Level 2 audit.  Our auditor required more specifics, hence the greater detail.

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

This is the format I used for our SQF Level 2 audit.  Our auditor required more specifics, hence the greater detail.

Thank you so much, I have been banging my head against the wall for a month trying to figure out what would be "acceptable" for our auditor!


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:12 PM

I hear ya, Loni_Plastic Jars.  This was a back-and-forth with our auditor...so I was doing some head banging of my own.  I'm glad you can use it.  Holler if you have any questions.






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