SQF version 8.0, my apologies. Does anyone have any information on the finished product testing ? Just trying to clarify exactly what the FDA/SQF wants regarding my question .
FDA and SQF are 2 different entities. Therefore, you should look into each of their requirement for your compliance.
For SQF, you set the finished product specifications and you conduct testing based on that specifications.
2.3.1 Product Development and Realization
22.214.171.124 The methods and responsibility for designing, developing and converting product concepts to commercial realization shall be documented and implemented.
126.96.36.199 Product formulation, manufacturing processes and the fulfillment of product requirements shall be validated by site trials, shelf life trials and product testing.
188.8.131.52 Shelf life trials where necessary shall be conducted to establish and validate a product’s:
i. Handling, storage requirements including the establishment of “use by” or “best before dates”;
ii. Microbiological criteria; and
iii. Consumer preparation, storage and handling requirements
2.5.4 Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis
184.108.40.206 The methods, responsibility and criteria for sampling, inspecting and/or analyzing raw materials, finished product and work in progress shall be documented and implemented. The methods applied shall ensure:
i. Inspections and analyses are completed at regular intervals as required and to agreed specification and legal requirements;
Another is it must meet the regulation of the country of sale,
2.4.1 Food Legislation (Mandatory)
220.127.116.11 The site shall ensure that, at the time of delivery to its customer, the food supplied shall comply with the legislation that applies to the food and its production in the country of use or sale. This includes compliance with legislative requirements applicable to maximum residue limits, food safety, packaging, product description, net weights, nutritional, allergen and additive labeling, labeling of identify preserved foods, any other criteria listed under food legislation, and to relevant established industry codes of practice.
So testing parameters is really to your company & products , the customer requirements, and the regulations that exists on your products.