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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:51 PM

Hello Everyone,


Well we just finish with our SQF unannounced audit  and I got a 97%, the 3 minor I got were (1) ( Management Review) I didn't not document Policy Manual, Internal & External audit & finding, Corrective Action/Customer Complaints & their Investigation & Resolutions and who took part in MRP process on my SQF Management Review form. (2) (Validation and Effectiveness) Records of all validation activities were not being maintained. Every one of your verification / validation methods & schedule must have a validation. (3) ( Verification of Monitoring Activities you must documentation all verification activity. I need some example of validation activities if possible. Thank  

Edited by Charles.C, 31 January 2017 - 03:53 AM.
a few number brackets inserted


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:26 AM

Hi scottj,


Verification/Validation is an SQF "speciality". Their intended interpretation has generated volumes of discussion here.


It might be useful to mention yr product/process, eg fish,meat,vegetables,RTE


Although, strictly, maybe superfluous, many SQF  “validation” activities seem related to Prerequisites.


Several PRP-related examples can be found in posts in this (current) thread and in the 3rd  sub-link (“July 2015”) of Post 16.




This post by Marshall (mgourley) looks to be another useful source –




And surely many other posts here from generous SQF users.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

The spreadsheet that is in the Marshall reply (see link above) is a good example.


It lists the program components (cleaning, etc.) and their verification and validation activities.

Verification = are we doing what we said we would do?  Inspections and Audits

Validation = is we really getting the results we want?  Inspects, Audits and Management Review.


If you are missing documents of Management Review, then your auditor can't tell if you are validating some parts of your program.  Trend Analysis


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:29 AM

This is incredibly helpful!  Thanks.

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