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#1 yogirl

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM

Hi All,

 

As we get ready for our first ever SQF desk audit, I have been following the forum with hawk eyes. One question I have as of now is whether the auditor will check any records (logs, production sheets, etc.) for the desk audit or is it just the policies, procedures, SOPs, SSOPs, etc. ? Also, if the auditor is conducting a desk audit onsite, will it involve a walk through of the facility or will it be limited again just to checking the policies, procedures, etc. ?

 

Thank you very much.



#2 romabhati

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:25 PM

Hi 

 

I believe the desk audit is not accompanied by a plant tour.They leave the corrective actions from desk audit and plant tour for the actual audit day.You can get more details on this under SQF edition 8 Module 2 section 2.6 and 2.7

 

Regarding the documents every auditor is different some might look at procedures and ask for records some might not.

 

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Roma 



#3 SQFconsultant

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:05 PM

Desk audit is for your SQF system documents and normally does not involve live documents, i.e. records, logs, etc.

 

It is rare nowadays to have a desk audit done on-site, most are remote and then the cert audit is of course done on-site.

 

It is not rare to have an Auditor that is doing an on-site desk audit to ask if they can (or tell you they are going to) walk thru the facility -- this can be a real can of worms sometimes. 

 

Best to have the desk audit off-site.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:59 PM

In my experience, the on-site desk audit consisted only of reviewing policies against the SQF code.  The auditor did not walk through the plant or look at any records.  I imagine it depends on your certification body.  We use NSF.







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