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#1 Carolyn Grimmius

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

2.5.4 Verification of Monitoring Activities: 2.5.4.1 States: the methods, responsibilities and criteria for verifying the effectiveness of monitoring pre-requisite programs, critical control points, critical quality points and other food safety and quality controls identified shall be documented and implemented. The methods applied shall ensure that personnel with responsibility for verifying monitoring activities authorize each record verified. My question is: does each and every quality record in our process need to be verified and authorized? or does it mean that only the records that are verified need to be authorized? We do direct and indirect food packaging (paperboard).



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:26 PM

Carolyn,

Welcome to the forum! I hope you will find it as useful as I have. Could you please give some examples of what kind of record keeping you do? If it is sizes, and color and content of the labels...guessing, yes you will need to show that what you are measuring against is calibrated correctly and annually, that your employee are signing off on the content and what do you do it there is an error, etc, etc.

There are several threads you can find here that may be of further help.

http://www.ifsqn.com...ernal-auditing/
http://www.ifsqn.com...oring-activity/
http://www.ifsqn.com...n-the-sqf-code/

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#3 Tony-C

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:15 AM

2.5.4 Verification of Monitoring Activities: 2.5.4.1 States: the methods, responsibilities and criteria for verifying the effectiveness of monitoring pre-requisite programs, critical control points, critical quality points and other food safety and quality controls identified shall be documented and implemented. The methods applied shall ensure that personnel with responsibility for verifying monitoring activities authorize each record verified. My question is: does each and every quality record in our process need to be verified and authorized? or does it mean that only the records that are verified need to be authorized? We do direct and indirect food packaging (paperboard).

 

Hi Carolyn,

 

SQF Code 2.5.4 Implementation Guidance offers this:

'Monitoring records must be checked for accuracy and timeliness by someone in a position of authority. In some special cases e.g. thermal processing, the person verifying the records may need to be an approved, qualified person.
Similarly, other control measures that must be monitored (e.g., temperatures of incoming goods) must also be checked for accuracy.
Examples of verification of monitoring include a review of temperature records to ensure that all monitoring activity tasks are completed and temperatures recorded are within critical limits. Other monitoring activities could include weight records, product testing records, cook temperature records and in-process quality checks.'

 

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Tony


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:58 PM

Dear Carolyn Grimmius,

 

So the answers to yr OP are probably - 

 

Probably No, probably Yes, probably No.

 

With the specifics depending on what you are actually referring to.

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:39 PM

does 2.5.4 need a program/policy? or its just paperwork they check, for verification and monitoring signatures?

 

If a program/policy is needed can some shoot me a sample?



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

does 2.5.4 need a program/policy? or its just paperwork they check, for verification and monitoring signatures?

 

If a program/policy is needed can some shoot me a sample?

Dear Ivan,

 

According to the OP -

 

2.5.4.1 States: the methods, responsibilities and criteria for verifying the effectiveness of monitoring pre-requisite programs, critical control points, critical quality points and other food safety and quality controls identified shall be documented and implemented

 

This appears to need a SOP

 

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