Hi food safety community, I wanted to ask does WIP materials/products (ex: leftover materials to use it on the next production; WIP materials that are made (as an ingredient) and stored for assembling on another production day) are considered as rework operations? We do this on a routine basis and document the rework/ingredient amount and production date on our production recipes. And so if the above mentioned are considered as rework, the following SQF code 22.214.171.124 says that we have to ensure that: iii. Reworked product is processed in accordance with the site’s food safety plan; (How do we show leftover material or WIP on our HACCP plan?) iv. Each batch of reworked product is inspected or analyzed as required before release; (Our routine rework operation is supervised by our Production Supervisor including inspecting finished products and I am responsible for releasing the finished product and all the verification activities. However, if it's a reworked product from hold or quarantine, then I am the person who has to inspect the reworked product and release them. Question is, are we required to assign personnel to release reworked materials/products from our routine rework from each batch? Or it will be fine if I only release the final product and not the reworked WIP to make sure they meet finished product specifications)
v. Inspections and analyses conform to the requirements outlined in element 126.96.36.199; vi. Release of reworked product conforms to element 2.4.7; and vii. Reworked product does not affect the safety or integrity of the finished product.