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#1 FurFarmandFork

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:43 PM

Hi All,

 

Finalizing my new Food Quality plan for my 8.0 audit and rebuilt by likelihood vs. severity table for my "quality threat analysis" to follow a HACCP style review. Figured I'd share this since I found it helpful to get in the mindset of such an analysis and it was great to clarify the difference between the two (hazard vs quality threats) in my plan(s).

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for sharing I am working on the SQF Quality Code currently as this is useful information.  



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:58 AM

Hi 3F,

 

Did you not like SQF's earlier (more generic) suggestion ?

 

Attached File  sqf 5x5 quality risk matrix.png   42.06KB   38 downloads


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Nope. Though I must admit I didn't know it existed until you posted it.

 

I don't like including "recall" for quality concerns, that's a regulated term in US and it doesn't belong in my "quality" plan.

 

I'm not sure how "recall" is above "rejected shipment" anyway, if all lower risk issues were rejected, what would we be recalling? At what point the issue is found is not related to the seriousness of the issue.

 

Also hate the matrices that don't multiply X*Y, it hurts my brain, but that's a personal issue.

 

My first draft included CPMU benchmarks for liklihood (based on historical complaint rate), but ultimately they needed to be flexible as we eliminated issues and I want the chart to be consistent year over year. Mine reflects the actual conversations with management we have regarding risk and customer service.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for the table. Its similar to what I have. I had an inspector ask why I didn't use the SQF recommended one and my answer was simply that I liked mine better. It was more logical to me. He insisted I should use the SQF one. I love fact vs opinion audits.



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

Hi 3F,

 

Did you not like SQF's earlier (more generic) suggestion ?

 

attachicon.gif sqf 5x5 quality risk matrix.png

Hi Charles. I like the matrix. How do you compute the Risk Level for the SQF Risk analysis Matrix for Quality Issues? In my Hazard risk assessment, the formula is Severity x Probability = Risk. Thank you (email: xxx)


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:00 AM

Hi Charles. I like the matrix. How do you compute the Risk Level for the SQF Risk analysis Matrix for Quality Issues? In my Hazard risk assessment, the formula is Severity x Probability = Risk. Thank you (email: xxx)

 

Hi aebanno,

 

It will depend on "Quality" Risk Assessment for the Product / Your Process.

 

Personally i rather agree with 3F/Post 4 but SQF apparently have their own opinions.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:00 PM

My only gripe (not that it affects me in any way) is that 9 should not be a CQP.  Not only is it a visual outlier, but saying '10 or above' seems so much more... 'balanced'.

(yes, my gripe is an aesthetic one)



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 03:16 PM

Hi All,

 

Finalizing my new Food Quality plan for my 8.0 audit and rebuilt by likelihood vs. severity table for my "quality threat analysis" to follow a HACCP style review. Figured I'd share this since I found it helpful to get in the mindset of such an analysis and it was great to clarify the difference between the two (hazard vs quality threats) in my plan(s).

 

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Hi FFF. This is great. With this we can start to do the Quality Threat Analysis. Anything in red is Significant Threat? Using your Matrix,  Q1: Based on the likelihood of occurrence (before applying the control measure) and the severity  (Customer Impression of the Quality Defect), is this quality threat  (needs to be controlled)? YES: This is a significant quality  threat. Go to Q2. NO: This is not a significant quality threat.     

 

How will you proceed with Q2 to Q5 for the Significant threats? Do you have an example? Thanks.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:57 PM

Hey all.  I worked with NSF pretty closely with this program and this is similar but is a bit more printer friendly and makes the section pretty cut and dry.

 

Attached File  Food Safety Risk Analysis Matrix.docx   12.47KB   104 downloads


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

Hey all.  I worked with NSF pretty closely with this program and this is similar but is a bit more printer friendly and makes the section pretty cut and dry.

 

attachicon.gif Food Safety Risk Analysis Matrix.docx

Hi Brendan,

 

Note that this thread is specifically discussing the food quality code, the matrix you uploaded is for the food safety code. Your food quality plan should never be looking at safety issues.

 

 

Hi FFF. This is great. With this we can start to do the Quality Threat Analysis. Anything in red is Significant Threat? Using your Matrix,  Q1: Based on the likelihood of occurrence (before applying the control measure) and the severity  (Customer Impression of the Quality Defect), is this quality threat  (needs to be controlled)? YES: This is a significant quality  threat. Go to Q2. NO: This is not a significant quality threat.     

 

How will you proceed with Q2 to Q5 for the Significant threats? Do you have an example? Thanks.

Hi aebanno,

 

It really depends on the quality threat you need to control. I don't really like the decision tree/5 questions in practice, I think it adds confusion as it feels like it was intended to help you figure out whether something you're already doing is actually a CCP/CQP, rather than actually analyzing a hazard/threat and determining if/where/when it needs to be controlled in the entire process flow.

 

I suppose here's an example:

 

Quality threat: >40% of potato chips are broken per bag.

 

Significant? Sure, it's happened before and people hate it, if we didn't take steps to mitigate this would happen often.

 

Are there steps in my process where I have control over this issue? Depends on root cause, but could be material handling, storage, stacking, bag seals, bag inflation, etc.

 

Some of those will be CQP's, others may not depending on risk and other downstream controls (sorting etc.).


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:03 PM

Hey FFF,

 

Good catch.  Quality of course looking at a totally different set of concerns, I believe that verbiage could be adjusted for a good template to work in.  Design is sound, information is for something different altogether.  Thanks for the catch!


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