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#1 MrHillman

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:30 PM

Was told I need a map of glass and brittle plastics. I could make that map, but it would be impossible to read.

Do we really need a map?



#2 Ehab Nassar

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:20 PM

Hi Mr.Hillman ,

 

Which food safety system you are following , can you share it please

 

Generally what is required "a list or register of items, detailing their location, number, type and condition " , mapping is helping guide but not required in BRC , however I did it in my register.

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:38 PM

In general companies are to audit their glass and brittle plastic items/locations  - not everyone has a map though.

 

Some simply have a grid with headers: glass - plastic - location

 

List the item - list the location of the item

 

Your grid list can be your audit/inspection form as well.

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

We're SQF 8.0

I have a register and do monthly inventories, each item listed gets a pass or fail, or an occasional "repaired". Items are also categorized by location, food contact or non food contact, shatterproof or protected.This seems adequate to me after reading the requirements.

Mapping is possible, but to see an accurate map of a room with.... Clock, outlet cover, and hand sanitizer dispenser all on the same wall, then overlayed with ceiling lights will be difficult to read once it's completed. There's hundreds of items on the list.

Had Costco audit last week, auditor said we need to have a map.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:28 PM

100% agree with this.  A map is not required, as long as you have a register that lists all of your items, their location, and a description of what it is.  Maps are always neat if they look clean, but unless you've got extra time on your hands (I'm guessing you don't), then I wouldn't bother.

 

 

In general companies are to audit their glass and brittle plastic items/locations  - not everyone has a map though.

 

Some simply have a grid with headers: glass - plastic - location

 

List the item - list the location of the item

 

Your grid list can be your audit/inspection form as well.

 

Simple pee-z.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

We're SQF 8.0

I have a register and do monthly inventories, each item listed gets a pass or fail, or an occasional "repaired". Items are also categorized by location, food contact or non food contact, shatterproof or protected.This seems adequate to me after reading the requirements.

Mapping is possible, but to see an accurate map of a room with.... Clock, outlet cover, and hand sanitizer dispenser all on the same wall, then overlayed with ceiling lights will be difficult to read once it's completed. There's hundreds of items on the list.

Had Costco audit last week, auditor said we need to have a map.

 

Hello !

 

It might be a requirement from Costco and not from SQF. They have their own addendum where they can ask pretty much what they want (Since it's their own). Map isn't required for SQF, but you might have to find a way to make one for Costco or you could argue with your Costco auditor that the register list split in rooms is sufficient. The list we have is a list of each room and quantity of each item per room. It worked in the past with them, but I am unsure if they changed their addendum since last year.

 

Have a good day !



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 04:07 PM

We were told the same thing, that a map was needed; however, we felt the same as you, that it would not be a feasible tool because it would not be very readable.  We ended up taking pictures of the items that are not common or easy to describe and attached the pictures to the register.  We have not had any issues with it. Note our register is divided by each production area and include a description and location for each item in each room.



#8 Marshenko

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

Still don't know what standard(s) you are being audited under, so it is hard to give a suitable answer.  What does the text of the code say?  That's all an auditor can, and should, audit you against.



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:01 AM

We kept ours simple, i created a layout in paint and numbered each item. Each item is then listed below with all the little individual bits listed. I have attached a copy of one of the rooms to give you an idea of how we done it. 

 

 

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