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Posted 21 January 2021 - 09:36 PM

What are some of the SQF interview questions Auditors ask employees? I'm trying to prepare the crew for this portion of the audit. Please and thank you all!



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 09:57 PM

Some question I witness an auditor asking to regular employees:

 

-What SQF stand for/mean?

-Who is the SQF Practitioner?

-What is your job or task? explain with details (he most likely will ask questions related to food safety)

-Who is in charge of Food Safety?

-Who can put the product on Hold?

-What do you do if you see a product that cannot be ship or send out?

-What do you do if you see an intruder or unidentified person in the site?

 

 

Just my two cents.



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:05 PM

My auditor likes to ask employees about food-grade and non-food-grade lubricants.



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 01:38 PM

If you have a CCP, ensure folks that record that information are well versed on DEVIATION PROCEDURES!!!   Everyone knows to run the test pieces, but can everyone tell you what to do when it doesn't function properly   or a time/temp step etc


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 02:27 PM

Our auditors never asked employees on the floor "what FSSC stands for" or something like this. Only questions pertaining to their duties. 



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 03:24 PM

Our auditors never asked employees on the floor "what FSSC stands for" or something like this. Only questions pertaining to their duties. 

 

 

We have had auditors ask what does SQF stand for, do they know what HACCP stands for and do they know to report open pest bait stations that are outside.  AND do they know not to eat the bait.  

 

Absolutely true!  


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 08:42 PM

I have had the same questions  listed above as well as specific plant GMP questions. Make sure your GMP training is drilled into the employees, it's typical for the auditor to take a copy of the GMP training sheet (or pick a few items off the list) and quiz the employees. 

  • When and for how long do you have to wash your hands?
  • Where are you required to wear hair/beard nets?
  • What is the 'GMP' area? (this was from my training sheet)
  • What do you do if you feel like you have the flu?
  • What do you do if you see a bird in the facility? ("Ignore it we see them sometimes" was an answer one of the temps gave. Turns out the 'we see it sometimes' included the previous places he worked while with the temp company.)


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:07 PM

I have had the same auditor for three years.  He told me that every audit he asks the employees the same questions.  My employees were completely clueless the first year, he did not give us a non-conformance or anything but kind of hinted that next year he will if we are unprepared.  The second year I had two employees absolutely nail the questions, and this year he didn't bother talking to a single production employee as he knew they were very prepared.

 

He always asks:

     1.) What is SQF? - Safe Quality Food OR Our Food Safety Program

     2.) Who is the SQF Practitioner? - BY NAME

     3.) Why does the company do SQF? - Increase Food Safety OR to Get More Customers!

     4.) Where is the SQF Policy Statement? - Employee must describe exactly where the posted SQF Policy Statement is.  (Cafeteria!)

 

He also asked my Office Staff

     1.) What is the SQF Policy Statement? - Management's Commitment to SQF

     2.) What was this years goal in the SQF Policy Statement? - Employee should be able to state the goal or at least find a statement and read it aloud

     3.) Have you received Training? - YES



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:54 AM

1) What is SQF?
2) What do you do if equipment (i.e. the metal detector) goes off?
3) What are GMPs?
4) What do you do if you notice unusual activity or a strange person in a restricted area.


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