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#1 Mackenzie

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 08:32 PM

Hello All!

 

I am looking into sprucing up our internal food safety inspection

I feel that some items may be over looked because we have become used to the one that is in place

It has been in place for 6 years, don't get me wrong it still does the trick

 

Anyone willing to share their template or give some examples?

We have a greenhouse and packaging facility

 

Much appreciated & happy Friday! :gleam:



#2 brianweber

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 07:24 PM

Hi Mackenzie. I guess I am a little lost on what you mean by sprucing it up. It is 6 years old and doing what it is supposed to be doing? Why change it?


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:38 PM

I can understand, maybe the auditors are turning into robots. It's common,  I've seen it happen, I've been one.  :dalek:

 

I think it is good to mix it up.

 

Look at the range of audits you do, food safety, quality, GMP, health and safety, fire safety etc. and if nothing else you can swap auditors around, assuming you have trained auditors.  Let one department audit another department, get shop floor workers involved, create some competition, discuss the results, have awards, prizes.

 

Just a few ideas...let's discuss some more.

 

What do others do to make audits sexy, whilst remaining effective?

 

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:11 PM

 

Just a few ideas...let's discuss some more.

 

What do others do to make audits sexy, whilst remaining effective?

 

 

This just made my day. I want involved in these sexy audits!

 I agree with the rotating auditors if you have that capability. I actually think that should be done regardless. New eyes, new findings. I was reading this as how can Mackenzie change their program. That is something i wouldn't do, in my opinion.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

Hi Mackenzie,

 

We use a basic list of equipment, records, documents etc. for each area, I have been changing the order of the list quarterly, so the 'trail' or order we follow will change, having those doing the inspection come to an area or piece of equipment from a physically different approach I think has been helpful (it has been to me anyway). I also like using random.org to randomize some lists (ingredients, document check dates, security camera check dates and times etc.), We have been having line workers from different areas accompany the inspection teams as well with mixed results; some very good feedback and new perspectives ranging to almost no feedback at all. Simon I doubt any of this qualifies as ';sexy' But I think our internal audits are improving.

 

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:14 PM

Simon I doubt any of this qualifies as ';sexy' But I think our internal audits are improving.

 

Don't underestimate the power of a good audit James. :yeahrite:


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:15 PM

Appreciate all the feedback!

Love the idea of having departments audit other departments!

 

thanks so much - got some great "sexy" ideas to play around with haha :roflmao:






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