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#1 rellie

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:24 AM

Hi.

 

Can anyone tell me if there are any requirements around the frequency of testing water locations for those sites with SQF and WQA Certification?

 

The previous company I worked for was not certified in these standards. Colitag was conducted on 3 locations per week, and then one location was sent to an External laboratory for Coliform, TPC, E.coli and Odour testing once per month.

 

The company I am currently at sends 2 samples away each month for E.coli and Coliform testing. Just wanted clarification on whether this was acceptable.

 

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 11:06 AM

Hi.

 

Can anyone tell me if there are any requirements around the frequency of testing water locations for those sites with SQF and WQA Certification?

 

The previous company I worked for was not certified in these standards. Colitag was conducted on 3 locations per week, and then one location was sent to an External laboratory for Coliform, TPC, E.coli and Odour testing once per month.

 

The company I am currently at sends 2 samples away each month for E.coli and Coliform testing. Just wanted clarification on whether this was acceptable.

 

Thanks

 

hi Rellie,

 

i would have anticipated that it may well relate to local Regulatory standards and/or perhaps yr product/process/destination.

Regulatory would prioritize for SQF.

WQA no idea but logically the same or perhaps more strict.

 

looking at the literature, I hope yr Colitag test gives no false positives.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 05:36 PM

SQF requires routine testing of water. There is no set number of tests or sites to be tested within the facility.

 

I do not know what WQA is.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:05 PM

SQF requires routine testing of water. There is no set number of tests or sites to be tested within the facility.

 

I do not know what WQA is.

 

hi GOC,

 

I assumed Woolworths Quality Assurance


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:45 PM

Thanks Charles.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:40 PM

There are no doubt a number of factors that play into this:

 

- Is water only used for cleaning or also as an ingredient?

- Is the facility's potable water from a municipal or underground well source?

- What is the risk level of the product/process at the facility?

- Is the facility up to code (legislative and SQF) on plumbing, drains, backflow prevention, etc.?

- Auditor experience/bias

 

And on and on.



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:39 AM

Hi rellie,

 

You could do a risk assessment to justify your current frequency & testing schedule - esquef has stated few good points to consider:) WQA requires a minimum annual testing. 

 

Water from high care sampling points are done more frequently than low care area. Also, we test for Fecal Coli, E.coli & SPC - i know there are no set limits on SPC but labs usually do SPC the moment u request for a water potability test. 

 

Cheers!



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