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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

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I have been developing our SQF internal audit program now that our manuals are almost done. I have my schedule drafted but I wanted to divide the sections by either process steps and the corresponding clauses or vice versa. I attached what I have so far. Any advice or easy way to know which clauses relate to production/ packaging steps?

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

This is the format I use, very simple & once the IA has been performed, we simply initial in the month that it was finished.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:21 PM

cblind I think you have done a great job setting up your Internal Audit Schedule. 


For what it is worth, I will share that a little over 3 years ago we received a OIP on our SQF Audit because each section of the SQF Code was not covered in an Internal Audit as is listed in the SQF guidelines.  To address this we chose to list each section of the code trying to keep them in order of the code as much as possible.  Keeping things flowing along with the SQF Code seems to make things simpler for the auditor and the simpler and clearer things are the less the auditor seems to have to question and the audit goes faster.  At the same time we revised our Internal Audit Forms using the SQF checklist to base most of our Internal Audit Questions on (this was a suggestion in a free Webinar).  We have not had any issues or even questions on this section of the SQF code since. 


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:12 AM

Both are good examples. Simply list out the clauses from whatever standard you are using, tic a box as to which month the audit will be performed, do the audit and register the results. Pretty simple.



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