Good Evening All!
I was wondering if I could get an opinion or two on an issue that I was discussing with a friend earlier this week. She manages a fish processing plant, the business is run by a father/son dynamic - the son being the managing director and the father being a more old-school fisherman type of person.
She said that they had an audit last week, and when the auditor went into the cold store, there were boxes of prawns being stored in there that technically shouldn't have been in there. The facility was registered for fish processing only, and therefore no risk assessment was completed for crustacean storage. She said the auditor picked up on this straight away, and left her spluttering when asked what they were doing in there .. as she was unaware of their presence.
It turns out that the father (owner) was storing them for a friend who was having his restaurant refurbished with new freezers etc. The son (owner) and my friend were totally unaware of this.
We talked about how she could rectify this situation, so that the auditor has evidence that this will never happen again. I suggested that a corrective action report should be issued to the father (owner) for bringing the materials onsite. It seems a little pointless to write it into the HACCP because of an act of stupidity. She said the son (owner) was so angry that his father wont be pulling another stunt like this again in a hurry.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.