Thanks for reading my forum. I am new to the site and have gathered a lot of helpful information. Ive just been promoted to SQF Practitioner in my job, we are RTE Arepa manufacturer. I am currently reviewing our book preparing for our Audit on Monday and Im having trouble writting something for the Validation and Effectiveness and Verification Activites. I get confused between the two, and I dont know exactly what to document on which.. I have PRP table that explains how we verify and how we validate but not sure how to put into writting for the code.
Thanks In Advance
"Validation" and (less so) "Verification" are much argued over concepts in haccp and other Control operations. Particularly over their Operational/Chronological distinction.
Sadly, if you look through older, eg pre ver. 7.2, threads for SQF on this forum, you will see that SQF's textual/auditorial interpretation of "Validation" requirements has generated substantial disagreements, particularly as compared to other FS Standards. Verification requirements have proved less contentious.
SQF noted prior to version 7.2 that internal/external difficulties existed over auditors interpretations of Validation requirements. This confusion was attempted to be resolved via textual changes in version 7.2 et seq. Notably PRPs were no longer required to be explicitly Validated.
Unfortunately, old habits sometimes persist so that interpretive auditorial variations may still occur.
The "best" practical approach may be to absorb/implement example responses as donated here by experienced SQF users and hope that yr auditor agrees with them. If the subsequent audit result proves otherwise, you will probably have to modify yr presentation as per the auditor's preferences.
Just to illustrate, the attachment in post 9 probably derives from this 2012 post based, I think, on the "older" SQF Validation requiremnts -
Some critical comments on this topic can be seen later in the same thread linked above.
PS - one might have expected that the current situation would by now be substantially "updated" but post 9 implies otherwise. So be it.
Edited by Charles.C, 25 July 2019 - 11:40 PM.