Just completed our annual third party audit and we received a NC for not having a product release procedure.
To give some context, we are a very small company (Owner, Operations manager, HACCP coordinator, Production Manager and 10 production employees). We process raw poultry and currently operate on automatic release. The production manager fills out and signs off on all the paperwork then the HACCP coordinator reviews it (typically the next day).
The HACCP coordinator leaves an hour before production ends, which cannot be adjusted because she comes in an hour earlier to do pre-op. As a result, the HACCP coordinator is not able to sign off on documents the same day and thus not able to act as the designated employee responsible for release the product.
Could the production manager complete the product release? If so, is there a way of incorporating the product release sign off onto the production records instead of requiring another document to be filled out.
Let me know if you have any ideas.
We are not currently GFSI certified. However working towards SQF in 2022.
Edited by ntay96, 29 November 2021 - 02:07 PM.