Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Does anyone have a letter of guarantee template for species identification?


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

Winterfell

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 6 posts
  • 0 thanks
1
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 20 January 2021 - 01:25 PM

Hi everyone! We had our SQF re-certification audit last week (we passed with a 94!) one of our minors was not having a letter of guarantee or statement from our seafood suppliers stating that they guarantee 100% the species identification on the raw material (shrimp, salmon, cod, flounder, etc.) has anyone been through a similar situation? We do visual inspections and tasting of our final product, we thought that was enough as our control method. Does anyone have a templet of a letter of guarantee regarding species identification they care to share so I can send to our suppliers? Thank you in advance.



Scampi

    Fellow

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 4,010 posts
  • 1101 thanks
773
Excellent

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 20 January 2021 - 01:38 PM

I don't have a letter, but this may help

 

https://www.fmi.org/...vrsn=23527b6e_2


Please stop referring to me as Sir/sirs


Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 19,080 posts
  • 5312 thanks
1,273
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 20 January 2021 - 02:34 PM

Hi everyone! :ejut:  We had our SQF re-certification audit last week (we passed with a 94! :sorcerer: ) one of our minors was not having a letter of guarantee or statement from our seafood suppliers stating that they guarantee 100% the species identification on the raw material (shrimp, salmon, cod, flounder, etc.) has anyone been through a similar situation? We do visual inspections and tasting of our final product, we thought that was enough as our control method.

 

Does anyone have a templet of a letter of guarantee regarding species identification they care to share so I can send to our suppliers?

 

Thank you in advance   :spoton:

 

Hi Liz,

 

I hope you're not working with Red Snapper - Lutjanus X et al et al et.............. :smile:


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


The Food Scientist

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,040 posts
  • 264 thanks
201
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Food Science, Nature, SQF, Learning, Trying out new foods, Sarcasm.

Posted 20 January 2021 - 04:35 PM

Hmm well you do tasting and visual but is your team trained to distinguish Seabass from Flounder from Mahi Mahi? That is not enough. You will need to reach out to the supplier for these letters of guarantee. Because fraud is very common in the seafood industry. 


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it. - Alton Brown.


paulam1

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 12 posts
  • 9 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 22 January 2021 - 06:14 PM

Not into the seafood application, however, for sausage, we require the LOG completed annually for porcine to be verified. You can also have the product tested for identification once a year, and add this to your raw material risk analysis to validate the product is truly documented as what it is received as.



Thanked by 1 Member:

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 19,080 posts
  • 5312 thanks
1,273
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 24 January 2021 - 05:34 AM

Not into the seafood application, however, for sausage, we require the LOG completed annually for porcine to be verified. You can also have the product tested for identification once a year, and add this to your raw material risk analysis to validate the product is truly documented as what it is received as.

 

Hi paula,

 

Identification is a good suggestion but I fear that in the context of OP, a small fortune might be involved.

 

This LOG business is an American aberration.

 

PS - @Liz - examples of LOGs have previously been posted on the Forum if you don't mind doing a bit of searching.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users