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#1 Jo Deakin

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:22 AM

Part of my new position is regulatory compliance within the food packaging industry, I am struggling with the majority of our suppliers to supply requested compliance data in a smooth way. The information I receive from suppliers differs from company to company and does not always cover the requested compliance date. 

 

I am also trying to create awareness in-house about the importance of having the correct and most up to date versions on site.  

 

I need to make this part of my job easier and less time consuming by developing a "Regulatory Guidance Procedure for Suppliers." 

 

Any feedback on what I should include in this procedure would be helpful.

 

I am also looking for a suitable regulatory compliance data course for myself, any guidance on suitable courses in the UK would be really helpful. 

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

If your issue is that your supplier documentation doesn't have a helpful date or expiration date for your program maintenance, I would encourage you to rely less on what they provide and more on your review.

 

For supplier specifications and materials, I review once annually and update anything expired, but then MY review is the most recent date I worry about, not the dates on the materials they provided. In this way you aren't strapped to their audit schedule etc., but suppliers are reviewed annually without delay.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:32 PM

Part of my new position is regulatory compliance within the food packaging industry, I am struggling with the majority of our suppliers to supply requested compliance data in a smooth way. The information I receive from suppliers differs from company to company and does not always cover the requested compliance date. 

 

I am also trying to create awareness in-house about the importance of having the correct and most up to date versions on site.  

 

I need to make this part of my job easier and less time consuming by developing a "Regulatory Guidance Procedure for Suppliers." 

 

Any feedback on what I should include in this procedure would be helpful.

 

I am also looking for a suitable regulatory compliance data course for myself, any guidance on suitable courses in the UK would be really helpful. 

 

Regards

 

Jo 

 

Hi Jo,

 

It might "slightly" relate to the kind of Packaging Product/Process you are referring to.

 

Regardless I anticipate you are risking an Encyclopedia.

 

One immediate difficulty is that many Countries Regulations are unavailable in English. And this, IM(Food)EX, includes the EU. :smile:

 

Or, despite the Title/Forum, did you only mean UK ? If so, maybe a smaller Encyclopedia.

 

I haven't checked but Campden seem to have courses for almost everything Food related.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:03 PM

addendum

 

Not my area but JFI I noticed that Googling "Regulatory Requirements for Food Packaging" immediately displayed a few organisations who seemed to be offering (presumably) current overviews for Europe/USA/China.


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#5 Jo Deakin

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

Thanks, Charles

 

I really appreciate your help. I am struggling to understand regulatory compliance for various food contact materials.

 

Pointing me in the right direction from IFSQN members is greatly appreciated.

 

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Jo  

 



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:10 AM

Develop a checklist of compliance requirements for you suppliers ask them to fill it and send to your before dispatches.Also ask them to send e-docket (if required) with the checklist.

 

Hope it helps.

 

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Me


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