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Best Answer CCABRERA, 06 January 2017 - 08:28 PM

MIFSQN I completely agree with you and I will try what you said, maybe slow down a little bit so people don't think that I'm trying to be better than them.

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#1 CCABRERA

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

Hello food safety community,

 

          I currently work at a packing house/cold storage and I'm some what new to food safety management systems. If you have any advice please feel free to message me.

 

           



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Is there anything specific you have questions on? 

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:38 AM

Learn to see things when you look. It sounds weird, but most people don't actually see very much when they look around; they see what they expect to see and often don't notice the things they should see.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:44 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Is there anything specific you have questions on? 

 

Marshall

Hello Marshall,  

 

             Yes I currently work at a packing house, I wanted to ask you how many prerequisite programs for your HACCP you have in effect.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

Learn to see things when you look. It sounds weird, but most people don't actually see very much when they look around; they see what they expect to see and often don't notice the things they should see.

Hello Brummyjim,

 

         I have a good eye for seeing what others don't see. I'm very experienced in packing house sanitation. Were I work people lack good house keeping. I'm only one person and no one likes to clean, "It's not their job" is what they tell me. That being said what advice do you have for me to get upper management to comply with the food safety managers prerequisites he has? 



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:37 AM

Well, as we are a manufacturing facility, I would assume there are quite a bit more than a packing house.

My suggestion would be to stand off to the side and observe. You will no doubt come up with many "questions" as to why things are done the way they are.

Make notes and bring those observations up. If they are egregious violations, those can be (hopefully) be taken care of quickly. 

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:37 AM

The way to get people on your side is to talk to them as equals. Don't talk down, it annoys them, don't talk up, it allows them to feel superior and ignore you. If no-one is cleaning, check the job descriptions; if no-one has the responsibility, raise it with the management and either get it allocated or cleaners appointed. 



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:28 PM   Best Answer

MIFSQN I completely agree with you and I will try what you said, maybe slow down a little bit so people don't think that I'm trying to be better than them.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

:welcome:

 

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