. Therefore, Continuous is Theoretical the continuous improvement program of the company while Continual is Practical a specific project of the company. There will not be a written requirement, meaning a template is not provided to gather the list of interested parties and respective requirements or needs. The number of indistinguishable pairs among the 13 sheet glass samples manufactured using the same production line was limited to 12 of 78 by comparison of only Fe concentrations measured using the method developed herein, demonstrating the potential contribution of Fe analysis to enhanced evidence collection. Companies, intuitively apply risk-based thinking, which will replace preventive action in the new version of the standard.
Is this an advantage or disadvantage? An example of why is because instead of auditors focusing on documented procedures and records, they will need to watch the processes to look for evidence that may not need to be written anymore. Is it not be six mandatory procedures anymore? How is risk-based thinking different from risk management? Furthermore, you may want to call your customers now because some of them may require a shorter timeframe to adopt the new standard. Answer:- The intent in the new version is crystal clear on this topic. Answer:- Continuous never stops until perfection is achieved. What is going to be the approach adopted by the registrars once the standard is released? Answer:- No, the Quality Policy is not a good place for the context of the organization. Instead of eliminating the Quality manual and some procedures that are not mandatory anymore, we are advising our customers to revise them to confirm its compliance with the new concepts in the new standard.
On international level the balance of control changed from classic control of health accuracy towards integrated sys- tems of safety with the aim to prevent and apply proactive actions, stressing the importance of intervention on places where animals and herbs are raised, with the purpose to provide the best hygiene, quality and safety of food. Will auditors need to have a different assessment approach? Does the new version of the standard give the companies more freedom? Auditors will not require documented records, but simply verbal justification that it was performed. However, businesses do require risk management and mitigation plans, regardless. A few of the documents will not be required anymore, like the Quality manual for instance. Answer:- We strongly recommend training the entire leadership team. Food industry presents an important segment in economy of every country.
How do we document the opportunities rather than risks? Is the Quality Policy a good place to describe the new context of the organization? Though, hiring would take lesser man-hours. A well-executed conversion may take between 6 and 12 months, but do not plan to get started by Jan 2018 because if you have issues then you will miss the deadline. When should an organization get started with the transition? For those companies who already gather customer specific requirements, the same repository may be adapted to collect other interested parties requirements or needs. The standard will not require the usage of a specific tool or methodology to prove evidence of risk-based thinking, neither for identification of risks and opportunities and nor for the subsequent action plan. Answer:- Risk-based thinking is simpler than risk management. There will be a three-year transition period for organizations to have its certification converted to revision 5 version 2015 , giving you until the end of 2018.
Aspect of food safety became both a challenge and a new demand for scientific and research organizations, control laboratories and inspections. The context of the organization can be documented, in the Quality manual, if the organization decides to keep it. For the purpose of increased need for food with simultaneous increase of conscious and greater demands of consumers, food safety became an imperative for all producers. Registrars will grant first-time certifications post Q2 2018 exclusively under the new revision. Answer:- The new version brings the expanded concept of customers. Answer:- Yes, auditors will need to adopt a different approach.
Answer:- The 2015 version is not going to explicitly require any new document or procedure. Call your registrar now to understand their approach. The Standard approval process is complete and its release will take place in September 2015 September 23rd to be exact. However, we recommend an internal procedure to facilitate this task. The standard refers to continual improvement in several clauses. While some documents and procedures will not be mandatory anymore they can be kept and serve as a good repository for evidence of compliance to new concepts brought by the new standard version.
If they are not adequate to serve at least one of the mentioned purposes, then they can be shamelessly eliminated. In the work the possibility of integrating given principals is discussed and an example of their application is given. But we are strongly recommending that internal auditors, including experienced ones, be re-trained in the 2015 version of the Standard. While continual presumes a set target is to be achieved at a certain point or time-frame, and when achieved, a new target is set and the cycle continues with no concept of perfection. . . .
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