Hi all, hope you're all safe and well. We have an upcoming organic audit at our warehouse to hopefully become certified. However, as we are only a distributor and not a manufacturer, we can omit some of the requirements. My question is, what do we need to have in-place before the audit?
- We have already labelled the racking where the organic produce will be stored. It is segregated and not stored below anything non-organic.
- We have produced a Goods In form that includes item number, batch, product, expiry, gross, tare, net, number of packs, total quantity, number of pallets, Organic (Y/N).
- We are going to use our 'Release Note' as the Goods Out evidence as it includes all relevant information.
- We are currently writing a procedure that will outline this process.
Description of Your Activities (5.4.1)
They state that we should have documentation that describes what we do. I thought about updating our ISO 9001 Introduction to include organic, premises and activities. Also, a procedure on transport of goods.
Cleaning Measure (5.12.1)
We need to demonstrate that we have suitable cleaning measures in-place, and a way of monitoring this. We do not open any of our products and the only equipment I can think of is the forklift and the racking itself. Do we actually need a procedure to clean the forks and the racking?
Here is the standard for reference
We are very new to this so any guidance would be massively appreciated!