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#1 terris

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 06:54 PM

Hello,

    I work for a confectionery manufacturer and we store some product temporarily in boxes on bakers sheets prior to final packaging.  We have food grade documentation for these items, but we do not trace them or have these suppliers on our approved list.  Should we? We have only been tracing and approving suppliers for food and packaging ingredients that end up in the finished product that goes to the customer. (we do also have contract services on list). Also-an auditor once asked if SQFI was on our list of contract services. Our CB is because they supply auditors that are on site....but we never put SQFI on the list. Thoughts anyone?

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 07:02 PM

Hello,

    I work for a confectionery manufacturer and we store some product temporarily in boxes on bakers sheets prior to final packaging.  We have food grade documentation for these items, but we do not trace them or have these suppliers on our approved list.  Should we? We have only been tracing and approving suppliers for food and packaging ingredients that end up in the finished product that goes to the customer. (we do also have contract services on list). Also-an auditor once asked if SQFI was on our list of contract services. Our CB is because they supply auditors that are on site....but we never put SQFI on the list. Thoughts anyone?

Thanks so much!  

 

a. YES you need to do that.

b. No, Miss-call by the Auditor - SQFI is not a direct service provider - your CB is as we would be if you had us as your consultants.


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 05:20 PM

If it touches your product and it's not a cleanable surface (e.g. you don't need to keep your spatula/knife supplier on there), it needs to be an approved supplier.

 

However, based on material risk you may not need to do much to "approve" them in your program. But the materials you're describing that are contacting exposed product are going to be worth looking at.


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 07:07 PM

Thank you both for taking the time to respond-I appreciate the feedback! 



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:24 PM

Any sort of packaging material that directly contacts your product needs to be traceable, as required by the FDA Bioterrorism Act of 2002.



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Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:32 AM

If it touches your product and it's not a cleanable surface (e.g. you don't need to keep your spatula/knife supplier on there), it needs to be an approved supplier.

 

However, based on material risk you may not need to do much to "approve" them in your program. But the materials you're describing that are contacting exposed product are going to be worth looking at.

 

Hi 3F,

 

Perhaps "may" touch yr product, eg Detergent,


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