I have been the QA manager for an apple orchard (conventional and organic) and packhouse for just over a year. I was pretty much thrown in the deep end because it's the first time I've worked in this industry, however I have loads of office experience.
I wish I stumbled across this network way earlier!! I find it really helpful, some of the templates are great.
We are located in Australia and are certified to SQF V 7.2, Global GAP v4.0_2, Australian Certified Organic, Woolworths V 8, Coles & TESCO for our export Pink Lady's.
The Quality Manual is pretty outdated with it's layout - and I'm not really confident enough to completely overhaul it myself at the moment... This forum is quite helpful, however I will be working with a consultant when we do update it. The information in it is still relevant, probably just needs updating.
Do any of you have any tips or advice? Anyone else in the Apple production/processing business?