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Posted 11 November 2020 - 04:08 PM

Hello, I am reviewing the new SQF code and it looks like there was a chance on the requirements to be an SQF Practitioner. It says that "SQF Practitioners are required to successfully complete HACCP training that is a minimum two-day duration and assessed." Previous editions didn't establish the number of days that the training should be. I've been SQF Practitioner in my company for the past 3 years. Would I be required to go through a 2-day training when we are audited on the 9th Edition? I am also the PCQI for my company - would the PCQI training be enough? Thank you!



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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:15 PM

They basically brought back the requirement for formal training - most is considered to be classroom based, 16 hours at 2days.

 

Even without this requirement however, the SQF Practitioner was always required to have HACCP training.

 

Thus, I would be booking training right now if that is not the case for you.


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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:49 PM

How strict do you think an auditor could be on the 2-day training? I completed a HACCP training a couple of years ago prior to becoming an SQF practitioner, but it was more like a refresher and only lasted a few hours. My background is on pharmacy, and I have a couple of courses on Quality control - which included HACCP analysis, but from over 10 years ago. 



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Posted 25 November 2020 - 03:49 PM

Is there any exception for an online class at this point? Like amount of material reviewed? I was planning on having my backup go through AIB's online HACCP but if that won't meet the requirement I guess I'll look for another in-person option?



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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:04 PM

I am not seeing the 2 day requirement? can someone please point this out, I read 2.1 and 2.9 and see HACCP training as completing an appropriate HACCP training course.

 

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:19 PM

James, see on page 13 of Part A (Manufacturing code). It says: SQF practitioners are required to successfully complete HACCP training that is a minimum

two-day duration and assessed. As far as I am aware, it is not mentioned in other parts of the code.
 

I am not seeing the 2 day requirement? can someone please point this out, I read 2.1 and 2.9 and see HACCP training as completing an appropriate HACCP training course.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:32 PM

Ah ok, I read that now and page 13 can be a taken a couple different ways.

 

The header reads 21 Training (optional)

does this mean training is optional?

 

and the HACCP training of a minimum 2 day duration and assessed...

 

...it took me 2 days to complete the AIB online HACCP course and it had a test... 



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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:40 PM

I believe the SQF training is optional, not HACCP (given it's always a requirement for SQF Practitioners).

 

You should be covered with your AIB certificate. I checked their schedule and it looks like the next online course is only in September 2021. 

 

Ah ok, I read that now and page 13 can be a taken a couple different ways.

 

The header reads 21 Training (optional)

does this mean training is optional?

 

and the HACCP training of a minimum 2 day duration and assessed...

 

...it took me 2 days to complete the AIB online HACCP course and it had a test... 



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Posted 02 December 2020 - 08:04 PM

thanks rdquality!

 

I recall the AIB HACCP online course was quite a lengthy course and probably would equate to 16 hours. and a minimum pass score of 70.



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Posted 03 December 2020 - 07:33 PM

Not trying to promote anything, but I believe IFSQN offers a HACCP course for only $97.



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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:17 PM

Not trying to promote anything, but I believe IFSQN offers a HACCP course for only $97.

 

But I think the IFSQN course doesn't meet the 2-day (16h) requirement. I need to check. 

 

Here are some options:

 

https://foodsafety.n...haccp-training/ ($195)

https://bdfoodsafety...haccp-training/ ($499)

 

 

Both of them are accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.






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