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#1 Esteban Gurrola

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

Hi

 

Do we need a risk assessment for BRC 3.4.1

 

There shall be a scheduled programme of internal audits.

At a minimum, the programme shall include at least four different audit dates spread throughout the year. The frequency at which each activity is audited shall be established in relation to the risks associated with the activity and previous audit performance. All activities shall be covered at least once each year.

At a minimum, the scope of the internal audit programme shall include the:

  • HACCP or food safety plan, including the activities to implement it (e.g. supplier approval, corrective actions and verification)
  • prerequisite programmes (e.g. hygiene, pest control)
  • food defence and food fraud prevention plans
  • procedures implemented to achieve the Standard.

Each internal audit within the programme shall have a defined scope and consider a specific activity or section of the HACCP or food safety plan.

 

Or can they be separated individually ( Having pest control, sanitatio, food defence and fraud, etc)



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:05 PM

Hi

 

Do we need a risk assessment for BRC 3.4.1

 

There shall be a scheduled programme of internal audits.

At a minimum, the programme shall include at least four different audit dates spread throughout the year. The frequency at which each activity is audited shall be established in relation to the risks associated with the activity and previous audit performance. All activities shall be covered at least once each year.

At a minimum, the scope of the internal audit programme shall include the:

  • HACCP or food safety plan, including the activities to implement it (e.g. supplier approval, corrective actions and verification)
  • prerequisite programmes (e.g. hygiene, pest control)
  • food defence and food fraud prevention plans
  • procedures implemented to achieve the Standard.

Each internal audit within the programme shall have a defined scope and consider a specific activity or section of the HACCP or food safety plan.

 

Or can they be separated individually ( Having pest control, sanitatio, food defence and fraud, etc)

 

For the red^^ yes.

 

For some examples, see this (BRC7) post / thread-

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...v-7/#entry98868

 

(the texts in previous BRC versions varied somewhat but you can see the ideas)


Edited by Charles.C, 17 September 2019 - 08:22 PM.
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:34 PM

Basically you write up a Risk Assessment for each component of the Food Safety System, and make a determination as to how doing one internal audit per year should be sufficient.  If you have something that is nearly (or regularly) out of control you would need to audit more frequently.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 01:19 PM

Basically you write up a Risk Assessment for each component of the Food Safety System, and make a determination as to how doing one internal audit per year should be sufficient.  If you have something that is nearly (or regularly) out of control you would need to audit more frequently.

 

In many cases, it's an exercise in Creative Thinking .:smile:


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