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How have others successfully argued exemption to SQF Modules?

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 09:21 PM

My company makes Wine and is going for SQF Certification. I'm aware of another Winery who successfully demonstrated to their auditing body that they were exempt from the Environmental Monitoring SQF Module, which is something I believe we may also try to do.


I wanted to hear other's success stories for getting exemptions, the methods used and any insights you could provide for others trying to do the same. 



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Posted 16 April 2022 - 10:21 AM

You just need to submit in writing a request for exemption, state code and description of same, your reasoning as to why your company should be exemt and then include copies of supporting documents.

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Glenn Oster

GOC GROUP | SQF Consultant & EES/MedBed Operator - 772.646.4115



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Posted 16 April 2022 - 02:13 PM

I have facilities that are both SQF certified and some that are BRC certified that have risk assessed out of EMPs.    It can be done in some cases.   In your case, I think it might be done as well.   I am thinking that all or your products are lethal to pathogens and there is no risk.   Is that your argument?  



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Posted 28 April 2022 - 09:08 PM

This might help you with your risk assessment: https://www.foodqual...o-the-editor-2/

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