I am the SQF Practitioner at my facility. My question pertains to an environmental monitoring program (EMP).
We just went thru our SQF Audit in mid May. We do not have an EMP so we received a minor non-conformance for this.
I am working on our corrective actions and have received resistance from the Plant Manager. I have a good deal of experience with EMPs so would like to just implement one and be done with my corrective action.
The plant manager does not feel like we are in need of an EMP due to the low pH of our product (liquid drink bases and a small amount of dry powder drink bases). He has asked me to find a risk assessment tool that will show we are not in need of an EMP and submit that as my corrective action.
Does anyone either have a risk assessment tool that would be helpful and show what he is looking for or just feed back on this? I am new at this company (was hired only a couple weeks before the audit) and do not feel as though I have the strength to come into conflict with the plant manager on this topic.
Thanks in advance.