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Poll: GFSI Audit Nonconformities (109 member(s) have cast votes)

How many NC’s did you get at your last audit?

  1. 0 (6 votes [5.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.50%

  2. 5 or less (67 votes [61.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.47%

  3. 6 to 10 (25 votes [22.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.94%

  4. More than 11 (11 votes [10.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.09%

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#1 Simon

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:15 AM

If possible in the comments state your standard, what grade or score you received and if possible expand on the number of (critical, major, minor) nonconformities received and what they were.

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

BRC Food* - Grade AA, 1 minor

BRC Agents & Brokers - Grade AA, 1 minor

 

(*This was against Issue 7 - first go at Issue 8 soon...)



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:44 AM

BRC Food (8) unannounced, A+, 7 minors



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

BRC Food (8) AA , 5 minors


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:59 AM

BRC v 8, Unannounced, Grade AA+, 4 minors



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:18 AM

BRC Issue 8 Food Safety

5 Minor NC's

AA



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:24 PM

SQF 8 Quality Code: 99, 1 minor.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:45 PM

Last BRC (Version 7)  97, 3 minors

Last SQF (Edition 8 - Manufacturing, no Quality) 100.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

SQF two weeks ago, got a 98!

 

Build-up of dust found on a fan, and internal auditing was performed by an employee not trained in internal auditing procedures (myself :P - my trained employee quit right before we were to perform them!)



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:05 PM

SQF in April, score: 95 

 

Was my first sqf audit. Next year is unannounced! Is it bad that I'm nervous already? 



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:21 PM

SQF in April, score: 95 

 

Was my first sqf audit. Next year is unannounced! Is it bad that I'm nervous already? 

 

My very first audit was unannounced. I was even only 2 months in the position, alone with no guidance or help, got a C,  how about that?  :roflmao:


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:53 PM

My very first audit was unannounced. I was even only 2 months in the position, alone with no guidance or help, got a C,  how about that?  :roflmao:

Thats a big ouch. I was lucky enough to have been in the position for about 10 months prior. But yet, I'm still trying to figure things out. I have this issue of mixing safety and food safety together along with processes of product cycle (raw material to finished good) and food safety. My background is in culinary, and I'm making the shift from the kitchen to a completely different place in the supply chain. So the food safety knowledge is there, I just find myself having trouble relating it to a packaging manufacturer. 



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

BRC AA 1 minor - door leading to the outside left propped open - score on BRC V7; next audit will be V8 in January


Edited by Peaches, 25 July 2019 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:22 AM

FSSC 22000 v4.1 1 Major, 4 Minor NC's. Audited by intertek in January'2019.



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

7 Non conformities. All were minors. audited against SQF version 8.0



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for taking part.  It would be nice if more of you could expand on the NC's that were found.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:02 PM

ISO 22000:2015 surveillance audit

No major issues only 3 minor issues and some obervations



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for taking part.  It would be nice if more of you could expand on the NC's that were found.

My recent SQF audit completed by NSF found 5 minors: (We are a thermoforming plastics manufacturer of food trays)

1 -  Control of foreign matter contamination (13.7.2.2) Oven heat guards were frayed and deteriorated. They posed a foreign material contamination possibility.

2 - Storage and handling of materials (13.6.1.1) Warehouse aisles cluttered, not allowing for personnel to walk through. Difficulty cleaning and picking proper items with the clutter. Root cause analysis has been completed and the storage in the warehouse is not being utilized due to roof leaks

3 - Crisis Management (2.1.5.2.ii) Training for specific employees on the roles and responsibilities during a crisis was not conducted.

4 - Proficiency Training (2.5.4.2) There are no procedures written for checking the proficiency of supervisors with regard to receiving raw materials and quality of finished

goods.
5 - Staff engaged in manufacture (13.4.1.2) Vacuum pump hose that was not in use, was stored with the nozzle in contact with the floor. This was corrected
immediately during the audit.
 
I'm open to any comments/concerns/suggestions. Thank you. 


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

BRC AA 1 minor - door leading to the outside left propped open - score on BRC V7; next audit will be V8 in January

 

We got the same exact NC! SQF though... 


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:49 PM

13, score 87.

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13.2.5.1

The auditor observed an overhead door adjacent to the propane storage area during the facility inspection which was open and unattended. 

2.5.1.1

The facility does not have a pull test or other validation for the magnets used as a foreign material control in the production process.

13.7.2.7

The auditor observed a wood board being used as a guide on the PE24 machine, and the condition was not being monitored by the facility to ensure the board did not create a product safety risk. 

13.3.3.1

The facility does not require employees to wear a hair net over ball caps, which is standard industry practice and ensures that all hair is covered and that any hair or other material on the hat is covered and not an adulteration risk for the product. 

2.2.3.1

The facility only documents the findings for the magnet checks on the line when there is material found on the magnets.  There is no record of a check if nothing is found on the magnet. 

2.7.2.3

The facility has conducted a food fraud risk assessment on polyethylene but has not conducted a food fraud assessment on any other raw material. 

13.2.10.1

The auditor observed pest control chemicals (retail items) being stored in an unsecured maintenance parts room.  The maintenance area is also not secured.

13.6.3.1

The auditor observed non-food grade maintenance chemicals being stored in an unsecured maintenance parts room. The maintenance area is also not secured.

13.6.5.1

The auditor observed two shuttle trailers being loaded which had wood debris/pallet shards throughout the trailer.

13.2.11.4

The auditor observed parts laying on the floor of the maintenance shop, and trash/debris piled behind the parts storage racks. 

2.5.5.1

The facility does not utilize the SQF System Audit Checklist or other tool to ensure all elements of the Standard are being audited.  The auditor found some elements of the Training and Recall Programs that had not been audited. 

2.4.4.8

The plant could not produce the supporting documentation for the approval of one of the suppliers selected during the review of the Approved Supplier Program.

2.4.4.10

The auditor found during the review of the Register of Approved Suppliers that there were 12 suppliers on the register that were no longer supplying the facility. 

 

 

we are a plastic packaging plant, 5% of what we produce is food contact restricted to 2 departments

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we had a yum audit last month and the auditor told us our hair nets should be under the ball caps.

this month we had an SQF audit and received a non conformance for having them under the ball caps, this auditor told us it should be over the cap.  

we have 13 departments only 2 are SQF ,others are GMP.

any advice..

also need advice on the no jewelry policy, GMP departments refuse to follow.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:28 PM

If they don't like the no jewelry policy, they can look for other employment IMO.

 

I've always made my employees wear a hair net both under AND over a ball cap, but I'm a jerk like that.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:11 PM

When are baseball caps ever washed? They are filthy!


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

When are baseball caps ever washed? They are filthy!

 

Yeah, I really don't like them as a general rule, but it is one thing I'm a tad lenient about (as long as they follow the two hairnet rule).  

They do sell a form thingee that allows you to wash baseball caps in the dishwasher...  https://www.amazon.c...440824067&psc=1



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:35 AM

When are baseball caps ever washed? They are filthy!

 

Having washed my personal cap at home last week for the first time in a few years, I can attest to that.

 

You know when coco pops make the milk go chocolatey... :whistle:



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:56 PM

I never allow any types of caps or hats in my facility. If you need to wear one, cool. just wear it outside and not indoors.


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