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SQF version 9 Food Safety/Quality Policy incorporating the new Food Safety Culture requirement

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#1 OrRedFood

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 11:23 PM

Hi everyone - I'm attempting to simplify a very long Management quality policy statement I inherited from my predecessor and also to incorporate commitment to Food Safety Culture into it; is anyone willing to share examples for SQF version 9? Thank you in advance!



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Posted 12 May 2021 - 01:43 PM

Food Safety Culture isn't really a new thing, just being called out as an identified and recorded / measured part of your Food Safety program. Training, proficiency testing, signage, incentives etc. demonstrate a "culture". Seeing someone clean up, pick up etc. without being told demonstrates a culture. The auditors I have spoken to are still up in the air about measuring the effectiveness of the food safety culture though.



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Posted 12 May 2021 - 04:20 PM

I agree, some on this forum have very specific programs to address visibility of a Food Safety Culture, while others aren't sure. I have heard that testing is not enough. 

 

Anonymous questionnaires to gauge how employees feel about being empowered to address food safety issues seem like a good start, seeing if employees feel safe in brining up food safety issues or fear reprisal, that no one will care, etc. to get an idea of where a company is really at. 

 

I think I will do that, and see where we stand before I  take any action or design programs.  

 

I'm interested in any programs that anyone has found successful, I know it's early into the requirement being expanded but everything helps! Any "AHA!" moments?







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