Paperwork schamper work.
AIB GMP audit is all about what you find on the floor - they look much more at possible sources of contamination, so to get ready, take your flashlight and a mirror and start hunting.
They will ask if you have SOPs for some procedures, and may look to see if you have them and they are current, but they don't deep dive into paperwork at all.
Look for stains, any signs of leaking, pest contamination, dirt accumulation (racking), broken glass & brittle plastic, etc. It's here that paperwork will help you - if they notice a stain, you can say "There was a leak, here's the corrective action where we fixed it"
I actually prefer to have AIB cert along with GFSI because in my (personal, humble) opinion, AIB does a *way* better job at finding physical issues on the floor than GFSI auditors.
Fun story : My sister plant had an AIB inspection which they failed (auditor found chewing gum in the trash can liner, coke bottles shoved in the dock area, sanitation buckets being used for god know what, etc etc) - and then two weeks later, they passed their SQF audit with a 98%, their only non conformity was an SOP ! Same thing with the flour mill I was working at before this job - failed an AIB inspection due to peeling paint & rat droppings, dropped the cert, and was SQF certified two months later.
In the end, it all comes down to your auditor. But I wouldn't focus squarely on paperwork for AIB.
Edited by magenta_majors, 02 March 2015 - 03:39 PM.