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#1 carine


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:48 AM

Hi everyone, 


In our food defence program stated the program need to be review annually, i was wondering where should we show that program had been reviewed?  

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:07 AM

Dear Carine,


Maybe it's an idea to put it on your internal audit planning. You will do a verification, look to eventual weak point and it generates a report with CAPAs.


Hopefully this is useful for you.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:16 AM

hi Carine ,


I prefer to mention according to which FS standard you are referring , I appreciate to update us , since may be the FS standard ask for more evidences ,any way till that I'll give you a generic answer 

you can show that revision had been done by one of the following ways :  -

official minutes of the meeting for review the plan showing the activities done ,the Gaps if there is and the future action plan to improve the system ,

also if your system contains a validation checklist you can use it as an evidence and the date of completing the checklist is your updating date ,

or you can update the issue of your defense plan e.g. DEF-PL-V 0.1- last update dd.mm.yyyy.


all of this could be used as a good evidence for your auditor generally. 




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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:50 PM

If you are using the FDA Food Defense Plan Builder, it will give you a updated plan that you can print out and show that you reviewed it that year. It also can be a part of your annual HACCP Plan review, and be documented in the same way you document your HACCP Plan. If you review it in a meeting, then the minutes of the meeting could be used to document the review.


The FDA Builder is actually a very good tool, and it is organized in a question and answer format. It produces about 15 pages of a plan, so it is thorough, and can be set up to generate some action items for you. And.....IT'S FREE!!!





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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:58 PM

Hello Carine,


I suggest a Revision History for the Food Defense Plan.  The Revision History could have column headings such as:  date, name of person making the change and change was.  If no changes are made, you just put annual review, no changes. 


For example:


July 18, 2017      Carine XXX   Annual review, no changes made.


I hope this helps.

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