SQF Audit Tip #6 Designing an Effective Allergen Control Strategy

As an SQF consultant, I have helped in the development of many SQF compliant allergen control plans. In the SQF Code Section 2.8.2, there is guidance for comprehensively helping to understand and control the potential hazards of allergen cross-contamination. The READ MORE »

SQF Audit Tip #5 Creating a Supplier Questionnaire

It is required in all GFSI standards that there is a documented approval process for all suppliers of packaging, raw materials, ingredients and services. Within this section of the code is a specific requirement that there is a documented process READ MORE »

SQF Audit Tip #4 Monitoring

The monitoring of control points and critical control points can provide more information than just an indication that a deviation has occurred, leading to a risk of a hazard at a CCP. I think about this when I inspect walk-in READ MORE »

SQF Audit Tip #3 Corrective Actions

At the heart of HACCP is the effective application of corrective actions.  If the corrective actions are not proactively written into the HACCP plan and supporting procedures, the corrective actions may not be applied properly. In some cases the corrective READ MORE »

SQF Audit Tip #2 HACCP Plan Development

  As a food safety consultant, I have had the opportunity to review numerous HACCP plans.   Often, they are not adequately detailed and often miss one or more of the steps needed for proper HACCP plan development.   This was one READ MORE »

SQF Audit Tip #1 Pest Control

If you think that your integrated pest management program is SQF compliant because it is outsourced to a 3rd party pest control operator (PCO), then you may be mistaken. Many PCOs have limited experience complying with SQF requirements. You must READ MORE »