Requirements of an SQF 2000 Compliant Food Safety Management System

The SQF 2000 Code places an increased exposure of use of HACCP. The execution of a Level 2 SQF 2000 compliant food safety management system addresses requirements using CODEX Alimentarius Commission and the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) HACCP Guidelines to develop safety plans.

An SQF 2000 compliant quality management system needs to comply with 3 key parts of the SQF Code, SQF 2000 System Requirements, Food Safety Fundamentals — Building and Equipment 먹튀검증 Design and Construction and Pre-requisite Programs.

Section 4 SQF 2000 System Requirements prescribes the expected contents of a food safety management system. Firstly Senior Management needs to demonstrate commitment to complying with the Code and producing safe products. A documented Management Policy needs to reinforce this commitment and grow effectively disseminated. Senior Management is required to set aside responsibility and authority, employ an SQF Practitioner, document job descriptions and ensure adequate training. The quality Management System should be documented in the form of a Food Safety Manual including the scope of the system. The documents and records of the management system need to be controlled.

Senior Management is required to conduct management reviews, set up a system to manage complaints and document business continuity plans.

The SQF 2000 Code requires the safety management system to include specifications for and control Garbage, Packaging, Contract Carrier’s networks, Contract Manufacturers and Finished Product.

Section 4. 4 Attaining Food Safety requires complying with Food Legislation (Regulation), for an organisation to determine Safety Fundamentals, Safety Plans, control Newly arriving Goods and Services, establish Corrective and Protective Action procedures and a Non-conforming Product/Equipment procedure. Control of Product Rework, Product Release and turn of Stock is also required.

Section 4. 5 addresses Confirmation and Agreement requirements.
Responsibility, Frequency and Strategies to Confirmation, Agreement
Confirmation of Monitoring Activities, Product Testing, Evaluation and Analysis and Internal audits should be documented and included in a Confirmation Schedule.

The rest of section 4 of the SQF 2000 Code covers the prerequisites for Product Identification, Find, Revulsion and Recall, Site Security
And those for Identity Preserved Foods.

Section 5 of the SQF Code outlines the standards required for Building and Equipment Design and Construction a lot of which is per CODEX guidelines. Fundamentally Sites should be approved and in a suitable location or the surroundings were able to prevent safety risk. There is an increased exposure of the building construction standards expected in food handling areas. The standard prescribes standards for equipment, items, protective clothing, hand washing facilities and vehicles. Section 5 also addresses the control of water and ice supply, storage facilities, splitting up of functions, on-site laboratories, staff amenities, first-aid facilities and waste removal.

Section 6 of the SQF 2000 Code details the expected pre-requisite programs including personnel practices, training, calibration, bug control, maintenance, cleaning/sanitation, the monitoring water quality, control of physical pollutants, supplier approval, transport/delivery, waste management and allergen control.

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