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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hello all,

 

I am in the process of implementing the new version of BRC Packaging - version 5. We have our audit against this new standard this February already. It is pretty stressful as the changes are significant for us, as a basic risk company. There are many big changes!

One of the completely new sections is under 3.3 Record keeping - clause 3.3.3. I am very unsure of what exactly this relates to and what it means practically. It was not mentioned in version 4 low risk. Can anyone help? How has everyone else implemented this?

 

I'll state the clause below:

 

3.3.3 "The company's senior management shall ensure that documented procedures are established and implemented for the organisation, review, maintenance, storage and retrieval of all records relating to product safety, legality, regulatory compliance and quality."

 

Any advise and/or thoughts will be greatly appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

 

Anne P. 

 



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:16 AM

Hi Anne,

 

Assuming you operate a document control system with titles, reference number, version control on documents then you can list them all on a register such as the attached.  In such a list you can see the latest version of all documents in use and how the records are managed.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:36 AM

Thanks! That's helpful! I already have a document that lists all of our controlled documents, their current version number and where they are located.... does that suffice, or does it have to be as detailed as the one you have sent? The wording of the clause confuses me... "... for the organisation, review, maintenance, storage and retrieval of all records relating to prodcut safety, legality, regulatory compliance and quality."

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:23 AM

If you make it more detailed it can act as both the controlled documents register and also how you manage records. 

 

Based on:

 

...review, maintenance, storage and retrieval

 

You may want to add to the excel whether the document is electronic or hard copy.  Also if you have a written procedure for document control add a paragraph on records to say what you do and refer to the excel.

 

You should be able to meet the requirement with something simple like this.

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

On Simon's document it might also be useful to add a tab record what each revision change reason.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:50 AM

Example

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:00 AM

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