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#1 jkmaloney

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 08:25 PM

Currently our facility is certified to the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging. Not all products produced in our plant are sold to "food manufactures", specifically some of our product is sold for use to store and ship mulch, bark, soils. All raw material inputs into all of our products fall under food grade material and all equipment for processing meets identical requirements inline with the SQF /GFSI requirements.

 

From a traceability standpoint we would like to apply higher levels of traceability to our product lines that could be sold as direct food contact packaging and lower levels of traceability to our products sold for use other than direct food packaging - specifically mulch, bark, soils.

 

To do this, would this require a change in scope to specifically remove products intended for use in Lawn & Garden from the SQF Certification? or would a risk assessment on file and a document stating the different levels of trace be sufficient?

 

Seeking to understand, I appreciate the feedback.

 

Jaimee  :spoton:

 

 



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Posted 20 October 2020 - 08:59 PM

The first question is... did you include this non food contact in your scope.

Assuming you did - you should contact your CB and request an annex/exemption for this packaging.

This will of course require you make changes to your scope but also every single piece of documentation that that includes it.

We have a packaging company as a client and that is what they did.


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Posted 22 October 2020 - 05:44 PM

Hello Glenn,

Thank you for the feedback! 

 

Jaimee



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Posted 22 October 2020 - 07:02 PM

Not knowing a lot of your processes, It seems like a lot of separation for the sake of separation and it seems like it could cause confusion during manufacturing. We also produce food contact as well as non-food contact packaging but our traceability is set up universally. If we were to separate them we would need parallel documentation, policy procedures etc. If you desire traceability at some level for your non-food packaging why not make the requirements from your suppliers consistent and all processes the same instead of running 2 different traceability systems that could get confused?






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