I'm not only new to SQF standards, I'm new to Quality overall. I currently work in QA/Sanitation at a long-lived spray drying facility while still finishing my degree. The company I work for has decided to revitalize its documents in an attempt to qualify for SQF level 3 in the near future. In preparation, I have recently taken the Implementing SQF Systems course for manufacturing. While it gave me the overall logic of SQF, I'm admittedly inexperienced. So, I've come here for general advice on how to tackle such a large project.
Working with my quality manager we have derived a plan to go through each department one by one and develop a list of all the "Inputs" and "Outputs" and work from there to determine their risks and verification, much like a HACCP approach. I have a general idea of what I need to be doing but I feel like this is the best place to come for advice hopefully from those who have gone through this before. I know this isn't going to be seamless, but perhaps with some help here I can make this transition workout.
As we speak I am writing the list of in's and outs for my first selected department which primarily is responsible for the process of an evaporator. I plan to report any questions along the way to this topic post. For now, feel free to comment any advice you have or maybe what you've learned from taking on a similar task. Also, examples of what SQF is definitively looking for in level 3 documentation. I've been through there site, but without paying some $ it looks like I don't get many clear cut policy examples. Thanks!