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Posted 19 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

Hello everyone ! 

I should passed the IFS Broker in june and I would like to know how to do risk analysis for a broker.

Many thanks



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:45 AM

Hello everyone ! 

I should passed the IFS Broker in june and I would like to know how to do risk analysis for a broker.

Many thanks

 

Hi FPF.

 

A risk analysis with respect to what ?

 

Pls clarify.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:19 AM

Hello, 

I also struggled with it since brokers usually don't even come in contact with the product, and I came to the conclusion that you have two possibilities :

 

1- apply it to the processes were the products are under your responsability (when they belong to you), for example from exit plant (or entry on platform according to your carriage plan - free or delivered), that is, when they belong to you

2- apply it to your process mapping

 

Since it was the easier way, I chose to apply it to the first solution, and I didn't have any issue with it on my audits. I use the same risk analysis method as I would for the food processing itself, with micro-chemical-physical risks + fraud and food safety.

 

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Pauline



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:13 AM

To a large extent you can use similar methodologies that manufacturers do, including Codex HACCP - I used large parts of our systems for BRC Food as a template for our BRC Agents & Brokers.

But as Charles noted, it might be useful to know which specific area you're looking at in order to be able to give more detailed advice.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:26 PM

Our company make traiding on Food (Meat, bakering) and also for all the PetFood. We have our propre third part for PetFood and All Humain Food are stored in external third part. We never seen the Humain Food.

I hope it's more clear :) Sorry for my english



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

Do you know where the broker is sourcing the products they supply to you, and can they provide documentation to show that the products have been produced in a safe manner and to your specifications? Also, have you worked with this broker for a long time? Has the broker consistently provided acceptable product and service? Keep documentation showing your answers to these questions and you should be well on your way to satisfying the audit requirements.





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