I had recently received a minor for 2.5.5 Internal Audits and Inspection for the first time in 5 years, and very year since we had implemented SQF system we stated in our annual Management Procedural Review we had reviewed the system and had printer gap analysis . I am not sure how to communicate this question so I will do my best. "Is this element 2.5.5 requesting that we undertake another annual audit on top of the audits that we normally do with their form "SQF Analysis?" or can this Gap Analysis monitoring replace our other audits that we perform?
I probably have more questions depending on the response to my questions above..
2.5.5 Internal Audits and Inspections (Mandatory) 22.214.171.124 Internal Audits and Inspections (Mandatory) The methods and responsibility for scheduling and conducting internal audits to verify the effectiveness of the SQF System shall be its documented and implemented. Internal audits shall be conducted at least annually. The methods applied shall ensure:
i. All applicable requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution are audited as per the SQF audit checklist or similar tool;
ii. Correction and corrective action of deficiencies identified during the internal audits are undertaken;
iii. Audit results are communicated to relevant management personnel and staff responsible for implementing and verifying corrective actions; and