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#1 BostonCream

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:31 PM

Hello all,

 

I have a question regarding SQF 8.1 

11.2.13.8 ….The organization shall ensure:

i. …

ii. An inventory of all chemicals purchased and used shall be maintained

 

Does that mean we need to record down how many pails of foamers/sanitizer we bought/used every month? 

 

We are recording how much inventory we hold at the end of every month, but didn't calculate the amount of purchase or usage. Is an inventory list enough to satisfy clause 11.2.13.8?



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:49 PM

Most I of do inventory on a weekly basis with a sign in and sign out sheet at chemical storage or online.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 11:22 PM

There is a reason why I can not edit a post that I made a boo boo on? Like the one above?


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:59 PM

SQFConsultant,

 

You have a short window after posting to edit. (~5 min or so?). 

 

 

YiYi,

 

Add a second variable to count. 

 

Knowing you had 4 pails in August and 3 pails in September doesn't paint a full picture to an auditor. 



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

Hi YiYi,

 

I agree with SQFConsultant and FoodSafetyPlanet since we just had our audit and the auditor was definitely looking for an inventory of all chemicals purchased and used because you need to be able to show your usage. The remaining chemicals doesn't show the full story.

 

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:19 PM

Thanks all for the reply. This clears out my question. I was not sure whether the "quantity of usage" was needed (i.e. what's the point of knowing the usage?)

 

 

Most I of do inventory on a weekly basis with a sign in and sign out sheet at chemical storage or online.

 

 

SQFConsultant,

 

You have a short window after posting to edit. (~5 min or so?). 

 

 

YiYi,

 

Add a second variable to count. 

 

Knowing you had 4 pails in August and 3 pails in September doesn't paint a full picture to an auditor. 

 

 

Hi YiYi,

 

I agree with SQFConsultant and FoodSafetyPlanet since we just had our audit and the auditor was definitely looking for an inventory of all chemicals purchased and used because you need to be able to show your usage. The remaining chemicals doesn't show the full story.

 

Thanks!

 

Chris



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 04:21 PM

The quantity of usage will help you to determine if things are consistent and possibly if improvements can be made.  If all the sudden you are using more or less of a chemical than normal you should investigate why?  If a chemical in storage is not being used at all then why do you have it?



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