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SQF Certification for Packaging
Companies = Food Safety Su...
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A Leader in Food Safety and Sustainability
 7,000 clients...
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Food Safety Audits Widely Accepted
(Random Selection)
 Wh...
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Top Food Safety Problems
Independent experts hired
by the ...
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Root Causes of FDA Recalls
Root Causes of FDA Class 1 and ...
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Regulatory Response:
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
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Buying Chain Response
“Food safety specifications
required...
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More Drivers for Implementing Food Safety and
SQF
In addit...
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Food Handlers (Manufacturers and Processors) –
Roles and R...
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Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
1. Creation...
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Training is Recognized as a Key Preventive
Control
Ongoi...
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First Step: SQF Training
 Promotes understanding of the...
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SQF Training Center Offerings
 Course: Implementing SQF...
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Prerequisite HACCP Training
 2-day or equivalent traini...
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Training and Educational Options
 Public courses
 In-h...
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Global Food Safety Training 2013
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Employee Training Program
3 Levels
Senior
Mgmt
Middle
Ma...
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SQF Audit and Certification
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Definition of the SQF System
“A RISK management and PREV...
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SQF Requirements
Management Commitment – Overview
2.1.1 ...
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SQF Requirements
Management and Supervisors
Requirement
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SQF Requirements
Management and Supervisors
Requirement
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SQF Requirements
Food Safety and QA Professionals
1.5. D...
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SQF Requirements
Management SQF System Verification
2.5....
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SQF Requirements
Management Language / Literacy
2.9.5.1....
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What’s the difference between
Quality Control (QC) and
a...
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Quality Control (QC) Challenges
 Fact: Low skilled work...
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Quality Management Systems (QMS) Model
 Senior manageme...
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The Cost of Quality
Prevention Costs – Investment in Qua...
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QC vs. QMS
EF =
External Failure
IF =
Internal Failure
A...
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Planning for Certification Success
 Audit assesses each...
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Benefits of SQF Certification
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SQF Certification for Packaging Companies = Food Safety Success

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As the packaging industry gears up for SQF, industry members should be well acquainted with the rigors of the program as well as the opportunities it represents. This presentation describes the drivers for SQF in the food packaging industry, the requirements for becoming certified, as well as SQF training options for getting started.

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SQF Certification for Packaging Companies = Food Safety Success

  1. 1. © Scientific Certification Systems | 1© SCS Global Services | 1 SQF Certification for Packaging Companies = Food Safety Success 2000 Powell St., Suite 600, Emeryville, CA 94608 || (510) 452-8000 || www.scsglobalservices.com
  2. 2. © Scientific Certification Systems | 2© SCS Global Services | 2 A Leader in Food Safety and Sustainability  7,000 clients worldwide  14 satellite offices  Trusted 3rd-party food industry certifier (1,000+ certificates issued in 2012)  Grower-based certifications:  Food Safety (GlobalGAP, SQF, BRC, GAP/GMP, Harmonized)  Antioxidant Superfoods and Pesticide Residue Free  USDA Organic  Instrumental in developing national and international sustainability standards  Extensive food retailer relationships, including retailer education programs on food safety  Accreditations / partnerships in sustainability certification: Fair Trade USA, FSC, MSC, ASC, NSF, RSB, Bonsucro, CSBP
  3. 3. © Scientific Certification Systems | 3© SCS Global Services | 3 Food Safety Audits Widely Accepted (Random Selection)  Whole Foods  Ahold  US Foodservice  Safeway  Kroger  Walmart  Costco  Publix  HEB Foods  McDonalds  Wendy’s  Starbucks
  4. 4. © Scientific Certification Systems | 4© SCS Global Services | 4 Top Food Safety Problems Independent experts hired by the FDA identified these issues: 1. Deficient employee training 2. Contamination of raw materials 3. Poor plant and equipment sanitation 4. Poor plant design and construction
  5. 5. © Scientific Certification Systems | 5© SCS Global Services | 5 Root Causes of FDA Recalls Root Causes of FDA Class 1 and 2 RecaIIs (1999- 2003) Incorrect package or label Ineffective training Failure to follow processing SOP Mistake in addition of ingredient Contamination of raw material Ineffective use of sanitation Principle
  6. 6. © Scientific Certification Systems | 6© SCS Global Services | 6 Regulatory Response: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)  Focus Areas: Audits, Prevention, Compliance, and Response  Considering new ways to inspect – Systematic approach *  Mandatory recall *  Expanded record access and administrative detention *  Suspension of registration  Enhanced product tracing *  Third party laboratory testing * * Required by SQF
  7. 7. © Scientific Certification Systems | 7© SCS Global Services | 7 Buying Chain Response “Food safety specifications required from the top down through the supply chain are far more stringent and effective than regulatory requirements.” - Report of the Food GMP Modernization Working Group
  8. 8. © Scientific Certification Systems | 8© SCS Global Services | 8 More Drivers for Implementing Food Safety and SQF In addition to new regulations and buyer specifications: Food-borne illness + “at risk” populations Greater understanding of the micro world: increased virulence, adaptation and better detection Global food supply and technology/transportation Protect reputation, reduce liability, and avoid negative press Reduce QA costs
  9. 9. © Scientific Certification Systems | 9© SCS Global Services | 9 Food Handlers (Manufacturers and Processors) – Roles and Responsibilities Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and HACCP require:  Safer design and construction of the Food Packaging Manufacturing Facility  Safer design, construction, and operation of Food Packaging Manufacturing Equipment  Prevention and avoidance of contamination  Routine testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished products
  10. 10. © Scientific Certification Systems | 10© SCS Global Services | 10 Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) 1. Creation & Document Control of SOP/SSOPs 2. Training & Education of Personnel 3. Personnel Practices – hygiene, product handling 4. Maintenance of Grounds 5. Pest Control 6. Safe Water Supply & Plumbing 7. Cold Storage Monitoring 8. Transport – product shipping and distribution 9. Microbial Testing 10. Pre-inspection procedures – cleaning & sanitation Based on FDA Regulation 21 CFR110.10 Additional (GFSI): Supplier Approval - Waste Management – Sustainability Practices 11. Control of physical (foreign material) contaminants 12.Hold & Release Program - adulteration 13.Cleaning Chemical Handling 14.Preventative Maintenance Program – equipment 15.Product Recall and Trace-back 16.Mock Recall 17.Calibration & Verification Procedures - equipment 18.Handling Regulatory Inspections
  11. 11. © Scientific Certification Systems | 11© SCS Global Services | 11 Training is Recognized as a Key Preventive Control Ongoing and targeted training on issues such as: • Allergen control • Cleaning and sanitation procedures • Incoming ingredient receipt protocol • Monitoring of employees and management • Supplier needs • Requirements of various internationally recognized food safety standards, such as SQF
  12. 12. © Scientific Certification Systems | 12© SCS Global Services | 12 First Step: SQF Training  Promotes understanding of the SQF Code.  Creates knowledge base to facilitate the successful implementation of an SQF system.  Shows how a HACCP-based approach manages food safety and quality hazards in an operation.  Discusses new regulatory and safety requirements.  Meets SQFs training requirement.
  13. 13. © Scientific Certification Systems | 13© SCS Global Services | 13 SQF Training Center Offerings  Course: Implementing SQF Systems (2-day) former 2000 standard covers Post farm-gate (GMP)  For whom? Employees responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the Code.  Course Outline • Introduction to SQF • Implementing SQF Training • Preparing for SQF Certification • SQF Certification Process • Implementing an SQF System • SQF System Elements (Module 2) • GMPs and Post-Farm Gate (Module 11 and its derivatives)
  14. 14. © Scientific Certification Systems | 14© SCS Global Services | 14 Prerequisite HACCP Training  2-day or equivalent training + exam for Practitioner and other employees  Must demonstrate understanding of HACCP principles and processes, and their role.
  15. 15. © Scientific Certification Systems | 15© SCS Global Services | 15 Training and Educational Options  Public courses  In-house courses  Online SQFI  Consultants  SQF Resources online – Code, updates, checklists, guidance documents, food sectors, audit duration…
  16. 16. © Scientific Certification Systems | 16© SCS Global Services | 16 Global Food Safety Training 2013
  17. 17. © Scientific Certification Systems | 17© SCS Global Services | 17 Employee Training Program 3 Levels Senior Mgmt Middle Management/ QA Professionals All Employees / Workers SQF Elements BCP, Management Commitment & Review GMPs/GAP HACCP training SOP/SSOPs /WINs Documentation Training Records Topics covered, trainer, name and signature of attendees Refresher Training Annual /seasonal (as needed)
  18. 18. © Scientific Certification Systems | 18© SCS Global Services | 18 SQF Audit and Certification
  19. 19. © Scientific Certification Systems | 19© SCS Global Services | 19 Definition of the SQF System “A RISK management and PREVENTATIVE system that includes a Food Safety plan and Quality Plan at Level 3 implemented and operated by a supplier to ASSURE food safety and quality (Level 3).” SQF Code Edition 7. p. 152
  20. 20. © Scientific Certification Systems | 20© SCS Global Services | 20 SQF Requirements Management Commitment – Overview 2.1.1 Management Policy 2.1.2. Management Responsibility 2.1.2.4. Designation and responsibilities of SQF Practitioner 2.1.2.7. Staff knowledge of their roles in assuring food safety and quality 2.1.4. Management Review 2.1.5. Complaint Management 2.1.6. Business Continuity Planning  Implement and maintain effective SQF Systems  Support ongoing improvement
  21. 21. © Scientific Certification Systems | 21© SCS Global Services | 21 SQF Requirements Management and Supervisors Requirement 2.2.1 Document Control 2.3.1. Product Development 2.4.5 Incoming Goods 2.5.7 Internal Audits Responsibility QA Manager / SQFP R&D Manager Purchasing Manager QA Manager / SQFP
  22. 22. © Scientific Certification Systems | 22© SCS Global Services | 22 SQF Requirements Management and Supervisors Requirement 2.6.1. Withdrawal and Recall 2.8.2. Allergen Program 11.2.9. Premises and Equipment Maintenance 11.2.13. Cleaning and Sanitation 11.3. Personal Hygiene Responsibility CEO & Crisis Team Warehouse, Production, and Sanitation Managers Maintenance Manager Sanitation Manager All Managers
  23. 23. © Scientific Certification Systems | 23© SCS Global Services | 23 SQF Requirements Food Safety and QA Professionals 1.5. Designate SQF Practitioner
  24. 24. © Scientific Certification Systems | 24© SCS Global Services | 24 SQF Requirements Management SQF System Verification 2.5.1. Responsibility, Frequency and Methods 2.5.1. Validation and Effectiveness 2.5.3. Verification Schedule 2.5.4. Verification of Monitoring Activities 2.5.5. Corrective and Preventative Action 2.5.6. Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis 2.5.7. Internal Audits SQF Practitioner / QA Requirement Responsibility
  25. 25. © Scientific Certification Systems | 25© SCS Global Services | 25 SQF Requirements Management Language / Literacy 2.9.5.1. Training materials and the delivery of training shall be provided in language understood by staff – note common languages + literacy
  26. 26. © Scientific Certification Systems | 26© SCS Global Services | 26 What’s the difference between Quality Control (QC) and a full-fledged Quality Management System (QMS)?
  27. 27. © Scientific Certification Systems | 27© SCS Global Services | 27 Quality Control (QC) Challenges  Fact: Low skilled workers  Inspectors backing up workers  Inspectors accountable for Food Safety and QA  Worker focus is productivity  Creates friction within company  QC model doesn’t focus on waste management  Management outside of QA is not accountable for Food Safety and QA
  28. 28. © Scientific Certification Systems | 28© SCS Global Services | 28 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Model  Senior management committed to Food Safety  All management accountable for Food Safety and QA  QA/SQFP play a control and support role  Worker role is productivity combined with Food Safety and QA  SQF training programs in place and effective to train lower skilled workers  QMS model focuses on CI and waste reduction
  29. 29. © Scientific Certification Systems | 29© SCS Global Services | 29 The Cost of Quality Prevention Costs – Investment in Quality Activities designed to ensure that the product or service meets the customer’s requirements. Appraisal Costs Costs of inspecting, checking, testing, a product or service to ensure that required quality is achieved. Failure Costs Incurred when a product or service fails to achieve specified level – internal (product is within your control) and external (product is outside your control).
  30. 30. © Scientific Certification Systems | 30© SCS Global Services | 30 QC vs. QMS EF = External Failure IF = Internal Failure AC = Appraisal Costs PC = Prevention Costs
  31. 31. © Scientific Certification Systems | 31© SCS Global Services | 31 Planning for Certification Success  Audit assesses each facility by interview and examination of records.  Poor training results could result in a finding for non- conformance and a delay in certification, while time- consuming corrective actions are taken.  Other non-conformances for packaging companies often include:  Ineffective pest control procedures  Inadequate worker sanitation facilities/procedures  Inadequate cleaning or sanitation of equipment, production space, or storage of packaging product
  32. 32. © Scientific Certification Systems | 32© SCS Global Services | 32 Benefits of SQF Certification  Meets retailer and other supply chain partner requirements  Saves money through waste reduction (Raw Materials, Product, Labor)  Increases productivity and net revenue (QC vs. QMS)  Increases employee morale / reduces turn-over  Reduces risk and liabilities associated with Food Safety scares
  33. 33. © Scientific Certification Systems | 33© SCS Global Services | 33 Choose SCS for your SQF Training, Auditing, and Certification Needs Food safety experts for three decades. SCS Food & Agriculture Team:  Chip Wood, Director Business Development, cwood@scsglobalservices.com  Heena Patel, Food Safety Auditing Dir, hpatel@scsglobalservices.com  Carole Langston, Account Manager, clangston@scsglobalservices.com  Diane Dulmage, Training Manager, ddulmage@scsglobalservices.com 510-452-8000 || www.scsglobalservices.com/food-and-agriculture

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