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#1 JProduce

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

Hi everyone ,

I am new to this site so i am excited to navigate through .

JP is certified under Primus GFS.

I am very interested in what type of training to give to supervisors of a fresh pack potato warehouse.

I already give the GMPs at the beginning of each season.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

I am not really familiar with Primus GFS however this is what I can come up with; GMPS, And the supervisors who are involved in your HACCP program may need a brief training on HACCP, also Good Agriculture Practices since you package minimally processed food, Food defense and food fraud.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

We do RACs, so we should be close to you as to what to train on.  The list below is derived from my training matrix, but is just what I've found that is required (or implied) in Primus v3.0.  You'll want to also look at cGMPs and FSMA for other training requirements as Primus isn't a straight 1 to 1 with those laws.  (As an example, Primus doesn't, as far as I can tell, require you to conduct food defense trainings, but you need to do so for FSMA).  Everyone wants it all documented to the nth degree.

 

Hopefully this is complete.  My first v3.0 audit is in 2 months, so we'll find out.

 

1.) Cleaning related for your C&S team. 5.15.03.  There are likely several trainings in this.  How to clean, chemicals/SDS, SSOPs, etc.
 
2.) Regulatory inspections.  1.04.02.  Staff involved in receiving visitors need training on what to do should an inspector arrive.  (I combine with my visitor training as it's the same people involved).
 
3.) Visitor training 1.08.05 Process of signing in visitors to the complex.  (Counts towards food defense).
 
4.) Loader Trailer Inspections 5.17.04 & 5.17.06 Load inspections per (clean/sanitary/temps, etc) guidelines 
 
5.) HACCP Principles 6.01.02 Provide background on HACCP principles and processes.  Need to train HACCP team, as well as, all employees (obviously different levels needed)
 
6.) GMP training 5.15.01 "General GMP training".  Your personal hygiene, hairnets, etc, etc.
 
7.) Illness & Reporting training 5.15.04 "Identifying illnesses and reporting processes."
 
8.) HARPC Principles aka Preventive controls/FSMA training.  7.02.13.  Again, both your HARPC team and all employees (this is an optional module, I believe).
 
9.) CCP and/or Preventive Control training 6.02.12 and/or 7.02.13.  Specific training for operators and management involved with any of these in place (if you have them).
 
10.) Job specific trainings.  1.01.04.  Anything specific to a job that isn't covered anywhere else. 
 
 
Typically what I do with the supervisors is to try and ensure that they are covered, but in more detail.  Some examples:
 
My preventive control for all employees is a one-page concept training (3-5 minutes), while the supervisors got 6 slides and 15-20 minutes covering the law, why it came into being, definitions and concepts involved, why they need to care, examples, how it will impact their responsibilities, etc.  Operators and their supervisors would also get specific training on their Preventive controls including corrective actions, etc. 
 
My report illness training for all employees is short (5-10 minutes), but for supervisors, it is more involved and includes what to look for, involves HR since they have to make the call on whether someone goes home, etc).  
 
We do quarterly meetings with the supervisors for food safety and I always have trainings lined up.  Next month it's our FIFO policy and a Food Defense review which includes the evolution of food defense, overviews of our defense strategies, food fraud types, and changes in our existing plan that are being made from the last round of analyses, etc.
 
Anyway, hopefully this will help.  Good luck.
 
Todd


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:50 AM

 

We do RACs, so we should be close to you as to what to train on.  The list below is derived from my training matrix, but is just what I've found that is required (or implied) in Primus v3.0.  You'll want to also look at cGMPs and FSMA for other training requirements as Primus isn't a straight 1 to 1 with those laws.  (As an example, Primus doesn't, as far as I can tell, require you to conduct food defense trainings, but you need to do so for FSMA).  Everyone wants it all documented to the nth degree.

 

Hopefully this is complete.  My first v3.0 audit is in 2 months, so we'll find out.

 

1.) Cleaning related for your C&S team. 5.15.03.  There are likely several trainings in this.  How to clean, chemicals/SDS, SSOPs, etc.
 
2.) Regulatory inspections.  1.04.02.  Staff involved in receiving visitors need training on what to do should an inspector arrive.  (I combine with my visitor training as it's the same people involved).
 
3.) Visitor training 1.08.05 Process of signing in visitors to the complex.  (Counts towards food defense).
 
4.) Loader Trailer Inspections 5.17.04 & 5.17.06 Load inspections per (clean/sanitary/temps, etc) guidelines 
 
5.) HACCP Principles 6.01.02 Provide background on HACCP principles and processes.  Need to train HACCP team, as well as, all employees (obviously different levels needed)
 
6.) GMP training 5.15.01 "General GMP training".  Your personal hygiene, hairnets, etc, etc.
 
7.) Illness & Reporting training 5.15.04 "Identifying illnesses and reporting processes."
 
8.) HARPC Principles aka Preventive controls/FSMA training.  7.02.13.  Again, both your HARPC team and all employees (this is an optional module, I believe).
 
9.) CCP and/or Preventive Control training 6.02.12 and/or 7.02.13.  Specific training for operators and management involved with any of these in place (if you have them).
 
10.) Job specific trainings.  1.01.04.  Anything specific to a job that isn't covered anywhere else. 
 
 
Typically what I do with the supervisors is to try and ensure that they are covered, but in more detail.  Some examples:
 
My preventive control for all employees is a one-page concept training (3-5 minutes), while the supervisors got 6 slides and 15-20 minutes covering the law, why it came into being, definitions and concepts involved, why they need to care, examples, how it will impact their responsibilities, etc.  Operators and their supervisors would also get specific training on their Preventive controls including corrective actions, etc. 
 
My report illness training for all employees is short (5-10 minutes), but for supervisors, it is more involved and includes what to look for, involves HR since they have to make the call on whether someone goes home, etc).  
 
We do quarterly meetings with the supervisors for food safety and I always have trainings lined up.  Next month it's our FIFO policy and a Food Defense review which includes the evolution of food defense, overviews of our defense strategies, food fraud types, and changes in our existing plan that are being made from the last round of analyses, etc.
 
Anyway, hopefully this will help.  Good luck.
 
Todd

 

 

Hi Todd,

 

Thks for above details.

 

I deduce from Google that RAC = Raw Agricultural Commodity ?


Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

Hi Todd,

 

Thks for above details.

 

I deduce from Google that RAC = Raw Agricultural Commodity ?

 

Sorry, yes, RAC = raw agricultural commodities.  You can see why I RACs instead.  Just plain lazy.

 

Thanks,

Todd  







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