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#1 teaks

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:32 PM

Good Morning,

 

How do SQF-certified companies "challenge" their food defense plans (2.7.1.3)?

 

Is it enough to simply test the security systems in place (locked doors, access points) - or is more required?

 

thank you!

 



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

I do a weekly walk-through that I use as evidence of various things, including food defense.  I check to make sure all external doors are locked, that the conditions of the lot are secure, and that trucks in the lot are secured and tamper evident seals are in place. (also use it for things like GMPS, sanitation, pest control, foreign material control, etc. etc.)



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

Get creative. I have taken 5 gallon buckets and placed them in the production areas with a sign on them that says "bomb". 

See how long it takes for employees to report it.

 

If you are in a facility with dock doors, try to gain access to the facility from outside.

 

If you have teen aged children that have nothing better to do that day, take them into the facility and have them walk around and see how long it takes for employees to report/challenge them.

 

Part of "Food Defense" is ensuring that employees are trained and actively engaged.

 

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#4 Charles.C

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:23 AM

See -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...mple-requested/


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:53 PM

Hey all,  I have met with several auditors that report that they will show up a bit early, obtain permission from administration, and then attempt to gain entry to the facility through open doors or just being friendly and asking to be let in.  We challenge our food defense by drilling with a member having a checklist of items with entry, sign-in, photography on-site and things along those lines.  The more realistic you can make the drill the better.  Then document, document, document.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 12:23 AM

I love the red bucket bombs!!!


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:37 PM

We got a minor for not challenging it recently.  CAR was to have a stranger on site and see how employees reacted.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:40 PM

I had a stranger walk into the facility with no hair net and without signing in (we don't have a formal lobby) and recorded the staff reaction. 







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