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#1 Jon19


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Posted 28 August 2020 - 01:56 PM

We are a contract manufacturer. I'm hoping to obtain feedback from people with familiarity or currently work in a contract manufacturing environment to learn approaches that have been used to shape the Food Safety Plan given multiple customers and product types/sizes. Examples would be helpful.


Our current setup is multiple documents that would be compiled upon request/audit into a product-specific food safety plan.

-Ingredients across all customers in 1 Excel file

-Separate files for flow charts and process descriptions

-Separate Excel files containing customer background and products that link to the separate flow charts and process descriptions).

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 02:29 PM

Hi Jon, welcome.


First a question - is your company certified under one of the GFSI schemes such as SQF?

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 02:30 PM

We're contract manufacturers as well (ice cream, yogurts/cream cheese) It's quite simple as soon as a company has their own system - and what you've described sounds good. Just don't panic if your customer asks you to provide a product spec of their configuration: do it, but keep your own specs on file.

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