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Henry Bouchat : How close are the BRC requirements as to compared to AIB Standards
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Irene : hi
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Cristina : Working on it
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Mohamed : certiified to ISO 22000
ROBIN : Hi there - Robin from Toronto, SCF
Alex : I am currently SALSA certified but working towards BRC
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Mona : non certified
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Haydee : Hi from Mexico!
the competence of auditors involved in the certification
process. accreditation bodies, assess certification
bodies against ISO 17065 - Conformity Assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.not like ISO 22000 : ISO 17021 & ISO 22003
SHIMAA : Egypt
Houman : 36 risk assessment, should we have all of them documented?
Tina : Had the commitment from senior management to comply however, as an internal auditor the commitment culture stalls unless legalities occur
Mona : non certified
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marwa mohamed rezk : certified iso 22000
John Forde : helo
ossama Ismail : Houman : Yes must be documented. Proof : The company shall undertake a documented risk assessment of each raw material or group of raw materials including packaging to identify potential risks to product safety, legality and quality. This shall take into account the potential
Ibrahim : a lot of Egyptian here, proud of you guys
Do you feel the certification
for BRC will be compliant with the FSMA
? Will the U.S. FDA accept this certificate as compliance?
Mahmoud : Good Mr. Ossama
Mahmoud : Thanks Ibrahim
Ahmed : Does BRC includes OPRPs Programme ?
Joanne : Joanne Williams - Trinidad
lateef : can we get a copy of this presentation
Monika : Hi, Monika Sharma, Toronto, Canada
Fran... I think AIB has some informaiton on BRC and FSMA
Tina : Lateef...the slides are available/sent to your email after the presentation
lateef : Thanks
Does BRC require traceability
for packaging material from supplier?
No, BRC names OPRPs as CCPs
lateef : will this also apply to operations in the US
Milynda : Hello Milynda Jamaica
ossama Ismail : oPRPS: This terminology is specific to ISO22000 and related standards together with FSSC 22000
Tiffany : hi Tiffany from Jamaica
Fran : Are some of these AFC templates available?
Yes; Supply Chain Traceability
. Management of suppliers along the entire supply chain, from raw materials and packaging, to agents and brokers, is an increasingly important activity for any food company.
No Mr. Ahmed oPRPs are specific na,e / concept in ISO 22000 & FSSC . BRC uses CCPs
Monika : With the recent flour recall in canada, as a bakery what kind of risk assesment shall be performed to validate our products safety?
Nithyia. I work in packaging and our BRC standard requires us to have full traceability
of plastic film from the supplier to the customer.
ossama Ismail : Thanks . Mr Mahmoud you are welcome
Georgia : If we don't have a certificate of conformance for our current equipment can we cover in a risk assessment or should we complete a sanitary design checklist for each piece?
Jane : Hi from Nigeria!
Psyche kwok : Morning from calgary
Rosemary : Traceability forwards & backwards annually + mock recall
SHIMAA : is these document available?
CAMILA : Thanks Ossama
Stuart : Who or how is acceptable tolerances established for quantity checks and mass balances for raw commodities?
Robert : Monika...think you should start with a review of lot numbers
Ahmad : Thanks Ossama Ismail
Nithiya : the video not working
ossama Ismail : to make mass balance you have to consider your water content.. so i try to make it easier in simple sample : 1. INput : your material (item 1 - 4), moisture content ( you can count by 100 - Total solid content). for example your mc is 15 % (total material = 110 kg, Water = 16.5 kg and dry matter =
Monika : Robert, thank you this is not from same company
David : is there a requirement for physical segregation between warehouse and production areas?
lateef : are these OK for US also/
Mahmoud Tawheed : Hello all,Mahmoud from Egypt
ossama Ismail : Mr. David ; 3.1 Physical Segregation (clause 4.3.6)
Mariya : thanks Ossama! The link is useful
ossama Ismail : 3.1 Physical Segregation (clause 4.3.6) The Standard requires that, â€˜Where high-risk areas are part of the manufacturing site, there shall be physical segregation between these areas and other parts of the siteâ€™. The purpose of the physical segregation is to provide a self-contained area where uncov
Tina : Product contamination risk? I will tell that to a food factory owner I used to work for who picked up dropped foods and placed them back in the equipment for packaging & sale!
ossama Ismail : High care areas require high levels of hygiene, working practices, fabrication, design of facilities and equipment to minimise product contamination with regard to microbiological hazards. Products produced in high care areas will have undergone a process to reduce any microbiological contamination
Mahmoud Tawheed : Hi.Mahmoud form Egypt
David : thank you ossama
lateef : Tina....I am from US...are these specific to BRC only
Tina : This is why we have product recalls, some product developers will never comply until legal proceedings are actioned,
Tina : As an internal auditor...this presentation covers all basic practical auditor requirements across most countries Lateef
Can we pass a BRC audit without a metal detector
even though we are grinding a small amount of product if we can show through risk assessment and history that we have the process under control?
CAMILA : All these worksheets are available somewhere to download?
Tina : Camila...the slides will be sent to your email address after the presentation
Simon Timperley : The presentation PDF will be circulated
nicole : where can we find these cleaning procedure AFC forms?
Georgia : Correct ; 184.108.40.206:Metal detection equipment shall be in place unless risk assessment demonstrates that this does not improve the protection of final products from metal contamination
. Where metal detectors are not used justification shall be documented. The absence of metal detection
nicole : thank you simon you are the best
CAMILA : Thanks Simon!
Mariya : thanks Simon!
Tina : Georgia if an auditor finds metal fragments when auditing a facility the issue will be escalated and an improvement notice will be issued...usually to tighten the risk of contamination
neda : thanks Simon
Ahmad : All these worksheets are available somewhere to download?
SHIMAA : very goooood
Georgia : thank you Tina
Tina : You are welcome Georgia...I have issued such an improvement notice on a food preparation business, legal issues also began
Ehab : For shredded lettuce RTE should we establish a physical separation after the washing basin and the high care area of sorting and packing of finished product
SHIMAA : whereAre some of these AFC templates available?
lateef : Tina: Thanks
lateef : is a good presentation. Great
Tina : Ehab...in my experience, it depends on the handling standards of the organisation, as per this presentation with "food handling" procedures"...for example.... I would issue a contamination notice if you went for a cigarette and did not wash your hands
Navaneethan : Good
Ehab : For primary packaing bags ;the used quantity is quite low ;so it is purchased from trader according to specs ;how can we tackle the supplier approva accordinh to BRCl
From US, will be in the Cheltenham area July 11-13. Can anyone recommend any facilities that I could reach out to for tour/visit focused on learning about their certification
schemes in action, potentially in Animal Feed manufacturing and/or Human grade Vegetable Oil production?
Georgia : any examples or template for competency review of employees to verify training?
We are considering BRC certification
, however, so far it sounds quite the same as FSSC which we have already. What is the additional value of BRC next to FSSC?
Alex : Georgia - add a tabel that says Competecty check to bottom of a training record with date of competectncy check are they compeptent yes/no date competent and compectecy assessor sifnature and you should be ok
Robert : Ihave purchased the BRC Packaging 5 support information . Highly recommend it for your consideration.
Ahmad : Thanks alot
Alex : also make usre its within a defined time eg 3 weeks from initial traing
Charissa : how would you class a plant processing fresh fish and shrimp - high risk or high care?
Georgia : thanks alex
does the coupon only apply to the brc manual
or other manuals as well?
Houman : Do we need document all 36 risk assessment ?
Pruthwi Raj K R : could you able to give information could you able to give information on adultration , fraud risk assessmenton adultration , fraud risk assessment
nkwekam : Can we build a comprehensive ISO 22000 system complaint to BRC?
Ahmad : on what basis we classify raw, and pack materials for high risk materials vs low risk materials?
Rick : thank you Ossama
lateef : apply to US
Ahmad : On what basis we classify raw, and pack materials for high risk materials vs low risk materials?
Houman : About sanitation validation, can you elaborate please!
ossama Ismail : Million Thanks Mr. Simon & Mr.Tony : Comprehensive great Presentation.Really Impressive.
serge : THANKS Mr TONY for presentation
natalia tsumanets : thank you
Georgia : Does BRC still stand for British Retail Consortium or do they not ask employees that question during the audit?
dyah : Thanks Tony for the presentation, thank you Simon for hosting the webinar, see you next Friday!
Kevin : Nice presentation - thanks
Robert : Appreciate this program
marwa mohamed rezk : many thanks Mr Simon & Tony
David : What training is required to undertake BRC Internal Audits?
Mariya : Appreciated!
Kehinde : good training
should we have HACCP
documentation for each material we buy from suppliers
Dave : Just picking up on the question BRC versus FSSC, the approaches taken by cert bodies to audit vary. BRC is a product-based sheme whereas FSSC is a management system based scheme. FSSC audits are typically of a longer duration. The accreditation standards also differ. Both schemes are GFSI approved
Carlito : What standard is highly acceptable by GFSI?
Ahmed : Why OPRPs is not included in BRC ?
Nishad Hussain : How to differentiate high risk and low risk food
Mona : What the difference between PRPs and OPRP
ROBIN : Thank you Tony Connor.Vey knowledgeable and listener friendly presentation. Have to go now.
Jane : Thank you for this detailed presentation
Pinky : the presentation covered all GFSI standard topics very nicely. Pinky Patel
Dave : I'd opt for FSSC every time as the audits are of more value.
ramzy howait : thanksalot for both Tony &simon!!!!!!!
serge : What the difference between PRPs and OPRP
Do we need to have CCP
Training annually, or one time is enough for each person?
Dave : will the B part of BRC be changing from British to Brexit?
Jackie : Ahmed - what does OPRP stand for?
Dave : I'm joking of course...
Benjie R. Luy
depending on your buyers requirement. it could be SQF, FSSC, BRC or IFS
Dave : Operational Prerequisite Programme = OPRP
Ahmed : operational prerequisite programme : Jackie
Ahmad : My Q again please, how can i make Classification of ingredients and packaging material (both food contact and non-food contact).based on the food safety risk?
toral : do you know any easy way to do Mass balance?
Jema : Great presentation! Thank you so much
Jackie : thanks Ahmed
Ahmad : My Q again please, how can i make Classification of ingredients and packaging material (both food contact and non-food contact).based on the food safety risk e.g. low/high food safety risk ?
lateef : are fluxograms part of the exyernal audit
nkwekam : Does a lead ISO 22000 auditor need additional training to conduct BRC audits?
BRC and SQF certification
are very similar. Are there any unique differences between them?
Dave : OPRPs are PRPs that are identified by the hazard analysis as being required to control significant hazards
is it acceptable to have no cpp in the brc haccp
Georgia : thank you both very much!
Carlito : How to become certified BRC Auditor?
Emma Fonseca : Thanks, great presentation
Jessica : thank you!
Anggoro : many thanks
Irene, retailers may challenge the absence of CCPs
, but it is feasible for there to be no CCP
or no OPRP in low risk operations
andreas : Great thanks
Virginia : Thank you!
Robert : Forums are very hlepful
Heidi : Thanks!
Carlos Villasenor : does the discount apply to other manuals or just the brc?
Jacinthe : thank you!
Rick : Thank you for the presentation!
Carlito : Thank you so much.
Dave : great presentation - thanks a bunch
Deborah : thank you
James : Thanks Tony and
Mathew : thank you
June Ly : Thank you for great presentation.
Charissa : thank you
nkwekam : Thanks for the great presentation
Carlos Villasenor : Thank you
Morad : Thanks