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#1 Elleflores619

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

Hi All,

 

I am currently writing a policy for our Verification/Validation Procedures.

 

I have a verification schedule in place.

 

If I added a direct observation of CCP's on a daily basis to be completed by the QA Supervisor to our procedures would that cover the Validation part required by SQF 2.5.1.1 ?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Elle



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:43 AM

Hi Elle,

 

Offhand, seems improbable but it might depend on the context to yr question.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:44 PM

Hi Charles,

 

Thank you for your reply.  Moving forward what would you suggest as far as validation ?



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

Hi Charles,

 

Thank you for your reply.  Moving forward what would you suggest as far as validation ?

 

Hi Elle,

 

It likely depends on the context, eg

 

Product =

Process =

CCP =


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:42 PM

One possible definition of verification vs. validation:

 

Verification = is it being done per the written procedure? (checklists, audits, etc.)

 

Validation = is it really working to control what it is suppose to control?  (review, trend analysis, etc.)

 

Based on this, I would say observation of CCP is verification and not validation.

 

Example:  King Canute sitting on his throne commanding the tide to not come in.  Verified - yes, he is sitting on his throne, on the beach, telling the tide to not come in.  We are following the procedure.  Validated - no, it is not working, the tide is still coming in.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:44 AM

If you can tie your CCP and the limits to some regulatory body or other literature that can be your validation.

 

Observation of CCP is another form of verification.

 

What is your CCP and the limits?



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:04 AM

Hi All,

 

I am currently writing a policy for our Verification/Validation Procedures.

 

I have a verification schedule in place.

 

If I added a direct observation of CCP's on a daily basis to be completed by the QA Supervisor to our procedures would that cover the Validation part required by SQF 2.5.1.1 ?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Elle

 

Hi Elle,

 

I think 2.5.1.1 effectively is a Policy although I don't quite understand the necessity of such.

 

From the SQF Implementation Guidance to clause 2.5.2 -

 

Confirmation of the effectiveness of pre-requisite programs and validation of critical food safety and quality limits is vital  to  ensuring  that  the  programs  and  limits  achieve  their  intended  purpose,  resulting  in  the  production  of  safe, quality food.

 

Critical food safety and quality limits are said to be validated because they have been confirmed by scientific analysis.  Pre-requisite programs and other food safety and quality controls, however are confirmed by observation, inspection or audit to ensure that they are achieving the desired result.

The  SQF  practitioner  is  responsible  for  documenting  and  implementing  the  methods,  responsibility  and  criteria  for confirming the effectiveness of pre-requisite programs and validating critical food safety and quality limits to ensure they achieve their intended purpose.  The supplier must demonstrate how the validation methods ensure that the selected critical limits achieve the level of control required for the targeted food safety hazard or threat to product quality.  The supplier must also have documentation showing that the methods and control measures provide the level of control needed.

(supplier = manufacturer)


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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