In our facility we make food packaging for the quick-service restaurant industry. We run multiple types of machines to convert paper to bags, napkins, you name it etc. We are SQF Certified Level 2 as of this last year but are looking at ways to trim some fat from our system and checks by doing risk assessments and writing exemptions to some articles of the code for our sector. We are very low-risk and have all our validation and verification in place. For daily verifications we do a records review and sign off on documents that include our pre-requisites (Pre-ops, Product release, foreign material checks, etc.) This takes up a large amount of time with anywhere from 150+ documents to look at and sign daily.
Does anyone else have this large amount of documentation that they verify on a daily basis and go about it any different way? We've considered sampling from the weekly documents and if they are all acceptable to have that as verification. If there are documents found to be unacceptable we'd up the number of documents we reviewed for the following week and do re-training with employees for documentation.
We've also considered doing direct observations for verification of completing pre-requisite programs more frequently and not reviewing documents at all.
Both of these concern me because I could see an auditor coming in and finding a lot of mistakes on paperwork and docking us for it or us having missing checks that we didn't even realize we had.