Hello! I have a question in regards to SQF Ed 8, Quality Code 220.127.116.11.
This states: The food quality plan shall be developed and maintained by a multidisciplinary team that includes the SQF practitioner and those site personnel with technical, production, and marketing knowledge of the relevant products and associated processes. Where the relevant expertise is not available on site, advice may be obtained from other sources to assist the food quality team. The composition of the food quality team may be different from the food safety team.
While we were conducting our desk audit, I was able to provide documentation that all members of the food quality team have been trained on HACCP. Our auditor gave us a minor, stating: Training for all of the HACCP team members was not presented. When I asked for clarification on this, he stated that the training for the team needs to be conducted as a team, not individually. He also stated that for the last 8 years, this is how it has been translated. When I look at the Guidance document, it just says Training must be provided for all team members (refer to 2.9.4).
I'm wondering if anyone else can give me some guidance on this. I'm wondering if this is a matter of interpretation or if that is what they are actually wanting....