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#1 Bea B

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:47 PM

Hello everybody,

 

We are working towards BRC for agents and brokers and are starting most documents from scratch. We had a consultant come in a few months ago for an initial consultation who gave us a couple of templates for job descriptions and a staff handbook. Are these things that we have to have? I know that these are good things for the company to have, but is it necessary for the BRC audit?

 

Thanks in advance everyone :)



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:06 PM

Hello everybody,

 

We are working towards BRC for agents and brokers and are starting most documents from scratch. We had a consultant come in a few months ago for an initial consultation who gave us a couple of templates for job descriptions and a staff handbook. Are these things that we have to have? I know that these are good things for the company to have, but is it necessary for the BRC audit?

 

Thanks in advance everyone :)

 

Hi Bea,

 

Not my area but clause 1.2.1 of the standard appears to require certain job descriptions.

 

I note that "job description" appears in the glossary.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hi Charles,

 

Thank you for your response! I have made up job descriptions because it does mention them in the manual and I thought it would be better to be on the safe side :) I am now wondering if I should do the same with the staff handbook since it is a much bigger task and we are rapidly running out of time.

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:42 PM

Hi Bea,

            I can give you a little insight in terms of documentation requirements as we have been certified for 2 years now.  This will obviously depend on what product and how many products you are dealing with.

But our documentation looks like the below, although I don't think you would need everything to pass. Of course the easiest way is to go through the standard and see how you meet each clause and can you prove it!

 

Hope it helps, ad doesn't make you too worried!

 

NUMBER / SECTION / TITLE

 

1.0 - 1 Senior Management Commitment Senior Management Commitment

1.0 - 2 Senior Management Commitment Senior Management Quarterly Review   Senior Management Commitment Group Policies

1.0 - 3 Senior Management Commitment Senior Management KPI's   Senior Management Commitment OPL - Group Food Safety and Quality Policy

1.1 - 4 Senior Management Commitment Quality, Food Safety, Legality and Service KPI's

1.2 - 1 Organisational Structure Organogram and job descriptions

2.0 - 1 HACCP Hazard and Risk Assessment

 2.0 - 2 HACCP HACCP Team and Knowledge

 2.0 - 3 HACCP HACCP Study

 2.0 - 4 HACCP Product Description

 2.0 - 9 HACCP HACCP Meeting Minutes

 2.0 - 10 HACCP HACCP Process Flow

 3.1 - 1 Product Safety and Quality Management System Product Safety and Quality Management System

3.2 - 1 Document Control BRC Agents and Brokers Document Control Index

 3.2 - 2 Document Control Document Control

 3.3 - 1 Record Completion and Maintenance Record Completion and Maintenance

 3.4 - 1 Customer Focus and Communication Customer focus and communication

 3.4 - 6 Customer Focus and Communication Supplier Communication Log

 3.5 - 1 Internal Audit Internal Audit

 3.5 - 2 Internal Audit Internal Audit Schedule

 3.5 - 3 Internal Audit Internal Audit Proforma

 3.6 - 1 Specifications for Products Specifications for Products

 3.6 - 2 Specifications for Products Referance Sheet - Legal Limits

 3.6 - 4 Specifications for Products Quality Attribute Sheet

 3.7 - 1 Traceability Traceability Process

 3.8 - 1 Customer Complaints Customer complaints

 3.8 - 2 Customer Complaints Complaints investigations form

 3.8 - 3 Customer Complaints Complaints type guidance

 3.8 - 4 Customer Complaints Complaints and Recall tracker

 3.8 - 7 Customer Complaints Supplier Complaint Information Pack

 3.9 - 1 Corrective Actions Corrective Actions

 3.10 - 1 Control of Non Conforming Product Supplier Non Conformance Form

 3.10 - 2 Control of Non Conforming Product Concession Request Form

 3.10 - 3 Control of Non Conforming Product Control of Non Conforming Product

 3.10 - 4 Control of Non Conforming Product Concession Tracker

 3.11 - 1 Management of incidents, product withdrawal and product recall Management of incidents, product withdrawal and product recall

 3.11 - 2 Management of incidents, product withdrawal and product recall Withdrawal and Recall template

4.1 - 1 Approval and Performance Monitoring of Manufactures /Packers of Traded Products Supplier Approval

 4.1 - 2 Approval and Performance Monitoring of Manufactures /Packers of Traded Products Supplier Questionnaire

 4.1 - 4 Approval and Performance Monitoring of Manufactures /Packers of Traded Products Contract Packer Management

 4.1 - 7 Approval and Performance Monitoring of Manufactures /Packers of Traded Products Audit Non Conformances


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#5 Paula da Silva

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

Hello everybody,

 

We are working towards BRC for agents and brokers and are starting most documents from scratch. We had a consultant come in a few months ago for an initial consultation who gave us a couple of templates for job descriptions and a staff handbook. Are these things that we have to have? I know that these are good things for the company to have, but is it necessary for the BRC audit?

 

Thanks in advance everyone :)

Hi Bea, 

 

I'm doing the same at the moment, I'm preparing to go through the BRC agents & brokers certification, all from scratch. I believe that you achieved it by now, could you give me any advise or consultancy company that you used? 

 

thank you

Paula



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hi Paula,

I can't help on a consultant (we did ours in house, but have the benefit of also having a manufacturing operation that's been BRC for the last 10 years) but if there are specific areas you want advice on then I'm happy to share our experience/views on it - we've been certified since the A&B standard was published in 2015, and did the new Issue 2 this year.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

Hi Bea, 

 

I'm doing the same at the moment, I'm preparing to go through the BRC agents & brokers certification, all from scratch. I believe that you achieved it by now, could you give me any advise or consultancy company that you used? 

 

thank you

Paula

 

2-year old thread. likely a delay.

 

Do they offer "Interpretation guidelines" like brc7 food ?

 

also see this page -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ation-packages/

 

@ pHruit - thanks yr help.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C






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