Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Food fraud risk in flexible packaging industry


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 thunder001

thunder001

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 6 posts
  • 0 thanks
1
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:20 PM

We completed our food fraud assessment on all our raw materials that are supplied to us and after doing them we found that all of our raw materials are low risk based on our supplier partnerships, history, and testing we do on the products when they are received.  Since our risk assessment found all our raw materials to be low risk do we need to complete a mitigation plan?  Wanted to get feed back from other flexible packaging companies who have completed their food fraud assessments.  

 



#2 clrmwebb4350

clrmwebb4350

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 36 posts
  • 6 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:37 PM

I did the vulnerability assessment but have not been audited yet. Our audit is in early November so I am hoping and preparing for the best :-)  We are a  company that makes direct and indirect food contact packaging. We are low risk as well, but I would rather have it and not need it then risk a nonconformance on our SQF audit.  



#3 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 17,356 posts
  • 4834 thanks
943
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

We completed our food fraud assessment on all our raw materials that are supplied to us and after doing them we found that all of our raw materials are low risk based on our supplier partnerships, history, and testing we do on the products when they are received.  Since our risk assessment found all our raw materials to be low risk do we need to complete a mitigation plan?  Wanted to get feed back from other flexible packaging companies who have completed their food fraud assessments.  

 

Hi thunder,

 

I guess it depends on what yr Fraud/Mitigation Procedur/Plan actually states in respect to the results of  the FF assessment.

There are some examples of Procedural "pairings" in earlier FF threads here.

 

Perhaps additionally also have a look at this recent thread -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...-assessment-is/


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


#4 nbobrowicz

nbobrowicz

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 24 posts
  • 4 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

We also found our raw material supply risk to be low (food contact flexible packaging), but we included 'monitoring' (industry or customer complaints) as our supplier mitigation plan. We also included an internal mitigation plan that was based on our Food Defense.

We successfully passed our audit in August.



#5 sqflady

sqflady

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 134 posts
  • 40 thanks
13
Good

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 28 September 2018 - 01:05 PM

I would recommend adding mitigation strategies that you already have implemented.  Supplier approval process, requiring COAs, trailer inspections, etc.



#6 FurFarmandFork

FurFarmandFork

    Food Safety Consultant, Production Supervisor

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,264 posts
  • 576 thanks
170
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon, USA

Posted 28 September 2018 - 11:35 PM

Even if low risk, you likely still have mitigation strategies like truck seals etc.

 

Document the ones you have with your risk assessment for a simple audit. I have a recommended template for SQF here that I was successful with.


Austin Bouck
Owner/Consultant at Fur, Farm, and Fork.
Consulting for companies needing effective, lean food safety systems and solutions.

Subscribe to the blog at furfarmandfork.com for food safety research, insights, and analysis.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate