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#1 sqflady

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

Has anyone had an audit under SQF 8 yet?  We have our next week.  Just curious...



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

No, but good luck. :thumbup:


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

I'll get mine in Feb and I'll report back :)


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:31 AM

We have ours in 2 weeks.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

Client of ours had their 8.0 this past week and did very well.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

I will let you all  know how it goes!



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Are you going for Food Quality Level 3?



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

Yes we are currently level 3.  I believe it is now Food Safety Certification and a separate Quality Certification.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

We haven't yet, but good luck!

My company (well, me and my manager) are actually going through edition 8 and the guidance documents now to prepare for our audit later in 2018! 



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

Yes we are currently level 3.  I believe it is now Food Safety Certification and a separate Quality Certification.

 

That's smart. One of the main reasons we didn't go for SQF 3 at the Sugar Refinery I previously was employed with was that there wasn't enough bang for the buck/time involved to go from 2 to 3. With a separate quality certification it's easier to impress upon your customers the added investment you've made. Typically when they see SQF certified they aren't caring about lvl 2 or 3 (But surprisingly most know 1 isn't good).



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:28 PM

YES to both

Each ingredient (or family of) must have its own line in the HA.  

You can group ingredients in families share similar characteristics.

From there you determine whether the risk needs control or not; and who controls this risk; and when you need a Preventive Control (PC)

hello,

 

we just finished our audit under SQF 8.0. the auditor told us that we need both (flow steps and ingredients), they can not be categorized, HA has to be for each ingredient.


Edited by Charles.C, 15 January 2018 - 05:37 PM.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

Our audit went well edition 8.  We received a 95.  My only complaint is that the audit was scheduled for two days and the auditor was here 23.5 hours in two days.  We have never had one last that long before.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

@sqflady, how big is your facility? I have been hoping to cut the time required for our upcoming audit down to a day(provision is in the new code for it when you're as small as we are).



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

Our facility is about 250,000 square feet with 184,000 square feet for production/warehouse.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

Well OK then. That's about 8 times our size, so I might be fine.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

hello,

 

we just finished our audit under SQF 8.0. the auditor told us that we need both (flow steps and ingredients), they can not be categorized, HA has to be for each ingredient.

Ivan, care to share the actual NC you received, I'm very interested in how the auditor justified your HA being insufficient.


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