Hey guys! I'm slowly and painstakingly making my way through Module 2 of the SQF Code and I'm not quite sure how to proceed at this point. The guidance document for section 2.5.1 Responsibility, Frequency, and Methods states that a validation and verification procedure should be prepared for an audit but I'm not sure how to go about writing that procedure.
We are a small snack manufacturing company with two critical control points - metal detection & nut cooking temperature and both of these CCPs are heavily validated (metal detection functionality tests every two hours and thermometer readings of nut cooking temperatures every hour). All validation activities are documented and the documents are then submitted to me, the QA Manager. I verify that the temperatures met the critical limit and that no FAILED tests were run when testing the metal detector. In addition to CCP validation, myself or our QA technician will perform bi-monthly inspections of the plant and surrounding grounds to ensure compliance to all GMPs. There are several other validation and verification activities that take place on a frequent basis also.
Am I supposed to generate a procedure unique to each verification and validation activity or can I make a general procedure that umbrellas over all verification and validation activities?
Any help would be appreciated!