SQF Checklist: Animal Feed Manufacturing - Edition 9


SQF Checklist: Animal Feed Manufacturing - Edition 9

    Opening Meeting People Present at the Opening Meeting (Please list names and roles in the following format Name: Role separated by comas)

    Closing Meeting People Present at the Closing Meeting (Please list names and roles in the following format Name: Role separated by comas)

    Facility Description Auditor Description of Facility (Please provide facility description include # of employees, size, production schedule, general layout, and any additional pertinent details

    Auditor Recommendation Auditor Recommendation

    SQF System Elements for Anmial Feed Manufacturing

    2.1 Management Commitment

    2.1.1 Management Responsibility (Mandatory) Senior site management shall prepare and implement a policy statement that outlines at a minimum the commitment of all site management to: Senior site management shall lead and support a food safety culture within the site that ensures at a minimum:

    2.1.2 Management Review (Mandatory) The SQF System shall be reviewed by senior site management at least annually and include:

    2.1.3 Complaint Management (Mandatory)

    2.2 Document Control and Records

    2.2.1 Food Safety Management System (Mandatory) The methods and procedures the site uses to meet the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Animal Feed Manufacturing shall be maintained in electronic and/or hard copy documentation. They will be made available to relevant staff and include:

    2.2.2 Document Control (Mandatory)

    2.2.3 Records (Mandatory)

    2.3 Specification, Formulations, Realization, and Supplier Approval

    2.3.1 Product Formulation and Realization New product formulations, manufacturing processes, and the fulfillment of product requirements shall be established, validated, and verified by site trials and product testing as required to ensure product safety. Product formulations shall be developed by authorized persons to ensure that they meet the intended use. Where necessary, shelf life trials shall be conducted to validate and verify a new product’s:

    2.3.2 Specifications (Raw Material, Packaging, Finished Product and Services) Finished product specifications shall be documented, current, approved by the site and its customer, accessible to relevant staff, and shall include, where applicable:

    2.3.3 Contract Manufacturers The site shall establish a method to determine the food safety risk level of contract manufactured product and shall document the risk. The site shall ensure that:

    2.3.4 Approved Supplier Program (Mandatory) The approved supplier program shall be based on the prior performance of a supplier and the risk level of the raw materials ingredients, processing aids, packaging, and services supplied, and shall contain at a minimum:

    2.4 Food Safety System

    2.4.1 Feed and Food Legislation (Mandatory)

    2.4.2 Good Manufacturing Practices (Mandatory)

    2.4.3 Food Safety Plan (Mandatory)

    2.4.4 Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis

    2.4.5 Non-conforming Materials and Product The responsibility and methods outlining how non-conforming product, raw material, ingredient, work-in-progress, or packaging detected during receipt, storage, processing, handling, or delivery is handled shall be documented and implemented. The methods applied shall ensure:

    2.4.6 Product Rework

    2.4.8 Environmental Monitoring An environmental sampling and testing schedule shall be prepared. It shall at a minimum:

    2.5 SQF System Verification

    2.5.1 Validation and Effectiveness (Mandatory) The methods, responsibility, and criteria for ensuring the effectiveness of all applicable elements of the SQF Program shall be documented, implemented, and effective. The methods applied shall ensure that:

    2.5.2 Verification Activities (Mandatory)

    2.5.3 Corrective and Preventative Action (Mandatory)

    2.5.4 Internal Audits and Inspections (Mandatory) The methods and responsibility for scheduling and conducting internal audits to verify the effectiveness of the SQF System shall be documented and implemented. Internal audits shall be conducted in full and at least annually. The methods applied shall ensure: Regular inspections of the site and equipment shall be planned and carried out to verify Good Manufacturing Practices and facilities and equipment maintenance is compliant to the SQF Food Safety Code for Animal Feed Manufacturing. The site shall:

    2.6 Product Traceability and Crisis Management

    2.6.1 Product Identification (Mandatory) The responsibility and methods used to trace product shall be documented and implemented to ensure:

    2.6.3 Product Withdrawal and Recall (Mandatory) The responsibility and methods used to withdraw or recall product shall be documented and implemented. The procedure shall:

    2.6.4 Crisis Management Planning A crisis management plan based on the understanding of known potential dangers (e.g. flood, drought, fire, tsunami, or other severe weather event, warfare or civil unrest, computer outage, pandemic, loss of electricity or refrigeration, ammonia leak, labor strike)

    that can impact the site’s ability to deliver safe feed shall be documented by senior management outlining the methods and responsibility the site shall implement to cope with such a business crisis. The crisis management plan shall include as a minimum:

    2.7 Food Defense and Food Fraud

    2.7.1 Food Defense Plan (Mandatory) A food defense plan shall be documented, implemented, and maintained based on the threat assessment (refer to The food defense plan shall meet legislative requirements as applicable and shall include as a minimum:

    2.7.2 Food Fraud (Mandatory)

    2.8 Allergen Management

    2.8.1 Allergen Management Where an allergen management plan is required by regulation or customer specification, the allergen management program shall include:

    2.9 Training

    2.9.1 Training Requirements

    2.9.2 Training Program (Mandatory) A training program shall be documented and implemented that at a minimum outlines the necessary competencies for specific duties and the training methods to be applied to personnel carrying out tasks associated with: Training records shall be maintained and include:

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