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#1 cluna10491

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 10:01 PM

We grow, pack, and sell our own organic produce. I am currently having trouble developing our food fraud program, and thinking of potential food fraud risks. 

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get started? We are certified by Primus. Thank you!



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:54 AM

I'm not familiar with the intricacies of Primus, but there is some general detail in this thread about potential VACCP considerations for whole fruit, so I'll refer you there rather than re-typing it all!

https://www.ifsqn.co...-as-ingredient/

 

If you're only packing your own fruit then I don't see why you can't still consider the same potential risks - e.g. substitution of organic with non-organic, of claimed varieties with cheaper varieties if relevant etc., but you will (hopefully!) also be able to justify that all of the risks are extremely low, as you are in direct control of the whole supply chain up to point of pack.

Food fraud assessment shouldn't be about finding a way to make something look like a risk IMO - instead it is about going through the process to consider the risks and making sure you're able to manage them, and it sounds like you're in a relatively fortunate position in this respect!



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 02:47 PM

Do you accept any produce from outside for packing?


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

I tried to edit my entry above to add - but I could not - so I add here:

 

Do you use outsider contractors to pick your crops?


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:36 PM

Thank you so much! This helped give me some ideas on what I need to consider.

I'm not familiar with the intricacies of Primus, but there is some general detail in this thread about potential VACCP considerations for whole fruit, so I'll refer you there rather than re-typing it all!

https://www.ifsqn.co...-as-ingredient/

 

If you're only packing your own fruit then I don't see why you can't still consider the same potential risks - e.g. substitution of organic with non-organic, of claimed varieties with cheaper varieties if relevant etc., but you will (hopefully!) also be able to justify that all of the risks are extremely low, as you are in direct control of the whole supply chain up to point of pack.

Food fraud assessment shouldn't be about finding a way to make something look like a risk IMO - instead it is about going through the process to consider the risks and making sure you're able to manage them, and it sounds like you're in a relatively fortunate position in this respect!



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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:37 PM

Yes, we use outside contractors as well as our own employees to pick our crop. 

I tried to edit my entry above to add - but I could not - so I add here:

 

Do you use outsider contractors to pick your crops?



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:15 PM

We grow, pack, and sell our own organic produce. I am currently having trouble developing our food fraud program, and thinking of potential food fraud risks. 

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get started? We are certified by Primus. Thank you!

 

Hi cluna,

 

None of the contents may apply to you but you mind find the attachment (and thread) in this (Primus) post of interest -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...on/#entry137776

 

PS - just noticed you have recently posted in same thread !!!!


Edited by Charles.C, 02 July 2019 - 08:21 PM.
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