Morning Charles, actually I saw comments on the excel giving some provkems so now I'm doing the online version. How does impact me that the tool offers less spiders?
I don't think it matters all that much. The missing ones give detail for selected (associated) factors.
Pwc/ssafe's program is undoubtedly a very insightful tool but it may represent an overkill for SQF despite the SQF Guidance mentioning it. The tool also offers no help with "Mitigation".
There now exists on the Forum afaik 3 VA's specifically designed for SQF. All have some similarities plus a lot of variations. All seem much shorter than pwc. All seem to have been readily accepted..
PS - It seems to me that SQF's current requirements for food fraud VA may ultimately not differ substantially from BRC except that the former additionally requires -
(a) Specific inclusion of "likely" "mechanisms" of fraud within the 5 Code-stipulated possibilities. (Presumably prioritised to historical events).
(b) Evaluation of vulnerabilities within the site (not required by BRC).
(c) VA for Manufacturing be referenced to Safety. Seems likely this will simultaneously encompass "Quality Food Fraud" (as solely required for BRC).
(d) SQF requires VA for Packaging.
Comments (a,b) could be respectively achieved by (i) an additional column in BRC typical layout, (ii) appropriate additional column(s)Go to the full post