We are a coffee roaster, and we also do instant coffee packing. We have always had one HACCP plan, which included both fresh coffee and instant coffee. Instant coffee has never been part of our SQF audit because none of our customers requiring SQF purchase instant coffee, though we obviously still included it in our HACCP plan. We are adding tea, which again has no SQF customers.
Would you split up tea and instant coffee away from fresh coffee, or put all three on the same HACCP plan?
Tea and Instant Coffee have exactly the same process, being run on the exact same machines etc. (Open bulk bag, dump in hopper, pack through machine)
Fresh Beans come in green and we roast and grind and flavor and do other processing steps to, none of which are performed for tea or instant coffee.
Tea and Instant Coffee are packed in a sectioned off room, with dedicated machines (fresh coffee is never in this room) way in the back of our facility.
Would adding a second HACCP plan cause any problems with our scheduled audit for one HACCP plan? Again no customer requires SQF when it comes to the proposed new HACCP plan.