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#1 jcieslowski

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:02 PM

As always, I'd like to thank the IFSQN for hosting these forums and the great info contained within.

 

I've passed SQF audits before but this was my first in this industry (we're a sugar refinery), and we have a 2 site campus which means double the inspection space.  Also, the program was a real mess and not FSMA compliant.  I had 8 months to get it all together, while learning the actual process of making sugar, customer complaints, etc.

 

That being said, I'm pleased with my 92 score.  I've got better in the past but I think this is a good starting point and I'm pleased.

 

Thanks again ya'll,

 

John



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

Congratulations



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM

Congrats  :thumbup: , Good work.

 

Vacation time??



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

Congratulations! Feels really good when you accomplish something so big in such a little a lot of time and many messes! 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:24 PM

Congratulations!!! for sure a proud moment of every QA person.


"Whatever you do, do it well..." - Walt Disney


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

Great job!!! Now go have a cocktail and enjoy you're well earned 92!


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:31 PM

Congrats! I know the feel too well. I too recently passed my first audit in the industry in a manufacturing setting (Formerly a chef, now SQF). It's like a weight lifts off your chest when you get that score (got a 95). We just completed sending in the non-conformance information and just waiting on the certificate. Glad its over with. 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:48 PM

There is no better feeling than sitting in the closing meeting of an audit that went well. It's always nice to know all the hard work you put into food safety is not going unnoticed!



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:54 PM

Congrats jcieslowski!!  :gleam:


All the best, 

 

Ryan Heavner 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:17 PM

Vacation?  What's that?  There's always some fire to be put out.

 

I've done better before but it's still a nerve wracking leading up to the audit.  The company basically hired me specifically to pass SQF (though I do a lot more) and I know some people were questioning whether or not they were going to see a return on their investment. (they were freaking out leading up to the audit because I was not stressed [that they saw!].  My predecessor was described as a raving maniac who worked 70+ hours a week in the month leading up to the audit, ranting at employees and other managers.  Not my style.  I think I understand the system better than he did and know how to structure it.  From their perspective I was cool as a cucumber, which worried them.  So anyway, I just needed to deliver to kind of win over some of the management team and demonstrate my proficiency.  Which I did.  So I'm glad.  

 

I went out after work and had a nice icy beer at my local watering hole.  I don't know what a 92 is?  Can anyone explain?

 

Thanks for the support everyone,

 

John



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Posted Yesterday, 06:09 PM

Well done John. :clap:

 

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Posted Today, 02:39 AM

Congratulations - job well done.

Celebrate your success!! 



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Posted Today, 06:11 AM

Well done John :happydance:

 

Post-audit beers always taste the best  :beer:






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