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Risk Assessment of RM Packaging Additives Suppliers

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#1 redfox

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:45 AM

Hello Everybody,

 

We passed our BRC7 audit last June 19-20 with Grade A having 10 minors. One NC is that, the approval procedure, and the risk assessment did not identify the specific risk of the RM, packaging, ingredients and suppliers. 

 

Other NCs are stupid NCs, like unlock water treatment area, peeling-off paint at sorting area, 3 cartons in warehouse containing lids that have torn top edges, no definite ratio mixing of re-work product to new product, training attendance which were not properly written. Very avoidable by were overlooked.

 

Is anybody has sample of RM, packaging, ingredients and supplier risk assessment that identify on their specific risk? 

 

I am also very thankful to IFSQN family for the big help that I get from this forum.

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:20 AM

Hello Everybody,

 

We passed our BRC7 audit last June 19-20 with Grade A having 10 minors. One NC is that, the approval procedure, and the risk assessment did not identify the specific risk of the RM, packaging, ingredients and suppliers. 

 

Other NCs are stupid NCs, like unlock water treatment area, peeling-off paint at sorting area, 3 cartons in warehouse containing lids that have torn top edges, no definite ratio mixing of re-work product to new product, training attendance which were not properly written. Very avoidable by were overlooked.

 

Is anybody has sample of RM, packaging, ingredients and supplier risk assessment that identify on their specific risk? 

 

I am also very thankful to IFSQN family for the big help that I get from this forum.

 

regards,

redfox

 

Hi redfox,

 

To get useful suggestions it will probably be necessary to clarify the detail which caused the crticism.

 

For example, does it mean that you stated something like "hazard" = pathogenic microbes, instead of specifying the actual species ?

 

Similarly for "approval procedure".


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Charles.C


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:03 PM

Hello Charles,
 
This is the BRC7 clause we got one of our NCs.
 
Though we have risk assessment shown to auditor (it was the RA since our first audit), on this audit he was looking for the conclusion if our raw material is low, moderate or high risk. on our risk assessment no conclusion including the supplier. I've shown him the Supplier Risk Categorization (accepted as CA last audit) but he did not honor it now.  We have supplier performance monitoring but we don't have procedure to show how we do it.
 
I attached our risk assessment for correction and criticism, for us to have the comprehensive and conclusive RA for RM, packaging, additives and their suppliers.
 
regards,
redfox
 
 
 
 
 
3.5      Supplier and raw material approval and performance monitoring
3.5.1    Management of suppliers of raw materials and packaging
 
Statement of Intent The company shall have an effective supplier approval and monitoring system to ensure that any potential risks from raw materials (including packaging) to the safety, authenticity, legality and quality of the final product are understood and managed
 
3.5.1.1 The company shall undertake a documented risk assessment of each raw material or group of raw materials including packaging to identify potential risks to product safety, legality and quality. This shall 
take into account the potential for:
 
allergen contamination
foreign-body risks
microbiological contamination
chemical contamination
substitution or fraud (see clause 5.4.2).
 
Consideration shall also be given to the significance of a raw material to the quality of the final product.
The risk assessment shall form the basis for the raw material acceptance and testing procedure and for the processes adopted for supplier approval and monitoring. The risk assessments shall be reviewed at least annually.
 
3.5.1.2 The company shall have a documented supplier approval and on going monitoring procedure to ensure that all suppliers of raw materials, including packaging, effectively manage risks to raw material quality and safety and are operating effective traceability processes. The approval and monitoring 
procedure shall be based on risk and include one or a combination of:
 
certification (e.g. to BRC Global Standards or other GFSI-recognised scheme)
supplier audits, with a scope to include product safety, traceability, HACCP review and good 
manufacturing practices, undertaken by an experienced and demonstrably competent product safety auditor
or, for suppliers assessed as low risk only, supplier questionnaires.
 
Where approval is based on questionnaires, these shall be reissued at least every 3 years and suppliers will be required to notify the site of any significant changes in the interim.
 
The site shall have an up-to-date list of approved suppliers.
 
 
 






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