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Poll: Unannounced SQF Audits (28 member(s) have cast votes)

When was your unannounced audit in the 8 wk window?

  1. Week 1 (4 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Week 2 (5 votes [17.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  3. Week 3 (3 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  4. Week 4 (7 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  5. Week 5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Week 6 (5 votes [17.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  7. Week 7 (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  8. Week 8 (3 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

What time of day did the auditor arrive?

  1. 8am (18 votes [64.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.29%

  2. 8:01am-10:00am (8 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. 10:01am-12:00pm (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  4. Afternoon (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

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PDXSaucy

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:21 PM

Getting ready for our audit window and anxious to hear when others had their auditor show up on the doorstep.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

ours showed up on the worst day possible, it had been an extremely busy week. but we still scored a 97%, not bad for unannounced.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:56 AM

Look for unannounced audits to become the norm for every SQF audit soon. Not just 1 in 3.  The way it should be.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 03:25 PM

For our last unannounced audit, our auditor showed up at 8AM about 18 days before the anniversary date of our initial certification, so about 2.5 weeks into the 8 week window. Passed with a 94% though...not too bad.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:30 PM

Look for unannounced audits to become the norm for every SQF audit soon. Not just 1 in 3.  The way it should be.

 

They announced at the conference that going forward once version 8 hits next September, that unannounced will be volunary.  You can have them all unannounced if you want, not just the mandatory every 3 years.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:40 AM

This will be my first unannounced audit and it is stressing me out!  We are a small family business and I feel like I cannot even plan a dentist appointment, much less a vacation.  I understand in principle that it is a good thing.... it's just a pain when your food safety team is two people!



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

We had ours over the last two days(waste of a day to have split it up) and it wasn't too bad. I knew it was coming so tried to get ready for the start of the window. Scored only 6NCs for which I am happy.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

I am considering SQF- do all companies have an unannounced audit every 3 years?



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

Our unannounced audit was on THE FIRST DAY of the window.

 

Showed up at or around 8 am.

 

To fishgirl - yes, that's a requirement that will likely get more frequent (all unannounced) and more common across all audit schemes



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:31 PM

8 am Monday morning..........allocated 2 full days.........IMHO was not an on site audit, but yet one more desk audit, which as we all know doesn't tell the auditor a thing about how the facility runs


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:35 PM

I forgot to add, allowed a trainee to come for the audit (with a technical manager in tow) and as a result I have 5 minor non conformity to appeal and had 2 stricken before they left


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

5 months 12 days after my CB unintentionally and unknowingly sent me the actual audit dates, and roughly 5 days after receiving an email from parkcitygroup notifying me a request had been sent to the auditor to conduct a compliance audit.  :ejut:



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:31 PM

5 months 12 days after my CB unintentionally and unknowingly sent me the actual audit dates, and roughly 5 days after receiving an email from parkcitygroup notifying me a request had been sent to the auditor to conduct a compliance audit.  :ejut:

 

You lucky duck!!!  My CB wouldn't even send me an agenda!!!


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:42 PM

This will be my first unannounced audit and it is stressing me out!  We are a small family business and I feel like I cannot even plan a dentist appointment, much less a vacation.  I understand in principle that it is a good thing.... it's just a pain when your food safety team is two people!

 

I work at a family business too and I did not miss a single day or hour the whole 8 weeks. It was tough cause it was in the middle of summer and he showed up on week 7, just before the fourth of July. It was a long 7 weeks waiting each day.... I wish he would have shown up the first week! Bonus though, he couldn't find our building (GPA is terrible sometimes) and called our office so we had a 10 minute period of time before he arrived which was a relief (mainly for my anxiety and nerves). 

 

Anyways, good luck to you and I am sure you will do fine. Plus, its always a great learning and eye opening experience! 



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:43 PM

5 months 12 days after my CB unintentionally and unknowingly sent me the actual audit dates, and roughly 5 days after receiving an email from parkcitygroup notifying me a request had been sent to the auditor to conduct a compliance audit.  :ejut:

 

This happened at my companies last unannounced audit! I was not here at the time but they shared the story with me. I guess it's not that uncommon!  :giggle:



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:56 PM

Ours was supposed to have been this year but the auditor accidentally sent us an agenda with the date on it, the unannounced has been rescheduled for next year. 



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:52 PM

We got the unannounced audit and our auditor was being audited so we had two auditors on site, everything went wrong that day. 



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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:46 PM

Our auditor was also being audited during our audit, double the scrutiny although only "one" was allowed to comment.







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