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BRC Global Standard for Food Safety : 1 Senior management commitment : Auditor Checklist and Site Self-Assessment Tool

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety : 1 Senior management commitment : Auditor Checklist and Site Self-Assessment Tool to ensure that senior management demonstrates they are fully committed to the implementations of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety. This guide inspects if the objectives are defined to maintain and improve the safety, quality and legality of products.
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04/26/2021

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety : 1 Senior management commitment : Auditor Checklist and Site Self-Assessment Tool

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The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety : 1 Senior management commitment : Auditor Checklist and Site Self-Assessment Tool to ensure that senior management demonstrates they are fully committed to the implementations of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety. This guide inspects if the objectives are defined to maintain and improve the safety, quality and legality of products.
  • 1.1 Senior management commitment and continual improvement

  • The site’s senior management shall demonstrate they are fully committed to the implementation of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety and to processes which facilitate continual improvement of food safety and quality management.

  • 1.1.1 The site shall have a documented policy which states the site’s intention to meet its obligation to produce safe, legal and authentic products to the specified quality, and its responsibility to its customers. This shall be:

  • signed by the person with overall responsibility for the site

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • communicated to all staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.1

  • 1.1.2 The site’s senior management shall define and maintain a clear plan for the development and continuing improvement of a food safety and quality culture. This shall include:

  • defined activities involving all sections of the site that have an impact on product safety

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • an action plan indicating how the activities will be undertaken and measured, and the intended timescales

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • a review of the effectiveness of completed activities.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.2

  • 1.1.3 The site’s senior management shall ensure that clear objectives are defined to maintain and improve the safety, legality and quality of products

  • manufactured, in accordance with the food safety and quality policy and this Standard. These objectives shall be:

  • documented and include targets or clear measures of success

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • clearly communicated to relevant staff

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • monitored and results reported at least quarterly to site senior management.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.3

  • 1.1.4 Management review meetings attended by the site’s senior management shall be undertaken at appropriate planned intervals, annually at a minimum, to review the site performance against the Standard and objectives set in clause 1.1.3.

  • The review process shall include the evaluation of:

  • previous management review action plans and time frames

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • the results of internal, second party and/or third-party audits

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • any objectives that have not been met, to understand the underlying reasons. This information shall be used when setting future objectives and to facilitate continual improvement

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • any customer complaints and the results of any customer feedback

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • any incidents (including both recalls and withdrawals), corrective actions, out-ofspecification results and nonconforming materials

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • the effectiveness of the systems for HACCP, food defense and authenticity

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • resource requirements.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Records of the meeting shall be documented and used to revise the objectives. The decisions and actions agreed within the review process shall be effectively communicated to appropriate staff, and actions implemented within agreed timescales.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.4

  • 1.1.5 The site shall have a demonstrable meeting programme which enables food safety, legality, integrity and quality issues to be brought to the attention of senior management. These meetings shall occur at least monthly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Employees shall be aware of the need to report any evidence of unsafe or out-of-specification product or raw materials, to a designated manager to enable the resolution of issues requiring immediate action.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.15

  • 1.1.6 The company shall have a confidential reporting system to enable staff to report concerns relating to product safety, integrity, quality and legality.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The mechanism (e.g. the relevant telephone number) for reporting concerns must be clearly communicated to staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The company’s senior management shall have a process for assessing any concerns raised. Records of the assessment and, where appropriate, actions taken, shall be documented.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.6

  • 1.1.7 The company’s senior management shall provide the human and financial resources required to produce food safely and in compliance with the requirements of this Standard.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.7

  • 1.1.8 The company’s senior management shall have a system in place to ensure that the site is kept informed of and reviews:

  • scientific and technical developments

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • industry codes of practice

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • new risks to authenticity of raw materials

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • all relevant legislation in the country where the product will be sold (where known).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.8

  • 1.1.9 The site shall have a genuine, original hard copy or electronic version of the current Standard available and be aware of any changes to the Standard or protocol that are published on the BRC Global Standards website.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.9

  • 1.1.10 Where the site is certificated to the Standard, it shall ensure that announced recertification audits occur on or before the audit due date indicated on the certificate.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.10

  • 1.1.11 The most senior production or operations manager on site shall participate in the opening and closing meetings of the audit for certification to the Standard.

  • Relevant departmental managers or their deputies shall be available as required during the audit.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.11

  • 1.1.12 The site’s senior management shall ensure that the root causes of any non-conformities against the Standard identified at the previous audit have been effectively addressed to prevent recurrence.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.12

  • 1.1.13 The BRC Global Standards logo and references to certification status shall only be used in accordance with the conditions of use detailed in the audit protocol section (Part III, section 5.6) of the Standard.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.1.13

  • 1.2 Organisational structure, responsibilities and management authority

  • The company shall have a clear organisational structure and lines of communication to enable effective management of product safety, legality and quality.

  • It shall be clearly documented who deputies in the absence of the responsible person.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.2.1

  • 1.2.2 The site’s senior management shall ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities. Where documented work instructions exist for activities undertaken, the relevant

  • employees shall have access to these and be able to demonstrate that work is carried out in accordance with the instructions.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 1.2.2

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