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Posted 14 June 2023 - 02:33 PM

Not sure what I should provide here as evidence.. should I have a risk assessment where I will list and risk assess each equipment? 


the interpretation says ; 


During the BRCGS audit, the auditor will not inspect every seal, bolt or food contact surface, but will:
• need to understand the site processes; for example, they may review the documented process and their suitability, whether they have been used in practice, and the completeness of relevant records
• inspect a small number of relevant examples of equipment where there is a food safety or quality implication; this may, for example, be completed during the inspection of equipment hygiene (see clause 4.11.1).
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Edited by Dorothy87, 14 June 2023 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2023 - 02:56 PM

The clause in question states "The design and construction of equipment shall be based on risk, to prevent product contamination...."


This is all going to be based upon what you actually produce, of course. Is the design and the condition such that it will not pose a risk to product contamination?

I suppose you COULD do a risk assessment on every piece of equipment, but you probably already have sufficient evidence for suitability.


1. Certification of the equipment to a sanitation/hygienic standard? Check.

2. Results of preventive maintenance actions/GMP inspections that show that the equipment has no issues that may pose a risk to product contamination? Check.

3. A policy/procedure that states that temporary repairs will be made with materials suitable for food contact? Check.



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