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Guidelines for Conducting Assessment to the GlobalGAP SQF and BRC Schemes

PUBLIC NOTICE PRO-NT-108 Issued: 2016-4-20, Revision: 1

References PRO-FR-105-ISO/IEC 17065: Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: ISO/IEC 17065
PRO-PR-140-GGAP: Sector Specific Accreditation program for GLOBALGAP - Program
PRO-PR-145: Assessor Manual
PRO-PR-146: Technical Assessor
PRO-PR-148-SQF: Sector Specific Accreditation Program for SQF - Program
ISO/IEC 17065:2012, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services
Contents
1Objective
1.1The objective of this notice is to provide guidance to ANSI assessors in reference to the minimum guidelines for conducting assessments of clients implementing the GlobalGAP, SQF, and/or BRC program schemes.
2Definitions
None.
3Effective date
February 19, 2009
4Notice
4.1GlobalGAP
4.1.1Technical Expert
a)Verify that client has a license agreement with GLOBALGAP
b)PRO-PR-140-GGAP
c)Technical Experts need to use the current General Regulations Integrated Farm Assurance
d)Control Points and Compliance Requirements
1)All farm Base
2)Crops Base
3)Fruit and Vegetables
e)Check list
1)All Farm Base
2)Crops Base
3)Fruit and Vegetables
4)Quality Management System
5)Quality Management System including Produce Handling
f)Guidelines and Supporting documents
1)New Rules on Pesticide residues in Food
2)Reporting System of MRL excessiveness for retailers
g)PRO-PR-146 - Technical Assessor
h)For CB that are already accredited ANSI staff will provide information that are posted in the CB intranet at GLOBALGAP home page (Warning letters, CIPRO audit reports and other evidences)
4.1.2Lead Assessor
a)PRO-PR-145 - Assessor Manual
b)PRO-FR-105-ISO/IEC 17065 - Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: ISO/IEC 17065
c)Lead assessor should also confirm that the client has signed a license agreement with GlobalGAP
d)Technical Experts need to use the current General Regulations Integrated Farm Assurance requirements.
4.2SQF
4.2.1Technical Expert
a)Verify that client has a license agreement with SQF
b)Check that the auditors are listed on the SQF listing and verify what areas they are authorized to audit.
c)SQF Code, Edition 7
d)Criteria for SQF Certification Bodies SQF Requirements on the Application of ISO/IEC 17065:2012.
e)PRO-PR-146 Technical Assessor
4.2.2Lead Assessor
a)Use SQF accreditation documents for assessing areas other than the technical areas.
b)PRO-PR-145 Assessor Manual
c)PRO-FR-105-ISO/IEC 17065 - Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: ISO/IEC 17065
d)SQF Guidance for Developing, Documenting, Implementing, Maintaining and Auditing an SQF System SQF Code, Edition 7.2
4.3BRC
4.3.1Technical Expert
a)Verify that client has a valid agreement with BRC
b)BRC004: REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION BODIES OFFERING CERTIFICATION AGAINST THE CRITERIA OF THE BRC GLOBAL STANDARDS
c)BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
d)BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
e)BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products
f)BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials
g)PRO-PR-146 (Technical Experts)
4.3.2Lead Assessor
a)ANSI will develop procedures and forms for this scheme (In process)
b)BRC004: REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION BODIES OFFERING CERTIFICATION AGAINST THE CRITERIA OF THE BRC GLOBAL STANDARDS
c)Use BRC standards along with the two documents identified in the second bullet point
d)PRO-FR-105-ISO/IEC 17065 - Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: ISO/IEC 17065
e)PRO-PR-145 (Lead Assessors)

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