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1 1 IAF Working Group on FSMS Azusa Nakagawa-Inoue PAC TC meeting 16 June 2010

2 2 IAF WG on FSMS IAF TC approved the establishment of WG in Stockholm in Oct Co-conveners: Ms. Kylie Sheehan (JAS-ANZ): Mr. Skip Greenaway (CB/USA): Held the meetings Mumbai on 5 Mar Vancouver on 9 Oct Rio de Janeiro on 15 Mar next meeting; Shanghai on 22 Oct. 2010

3 3 Tasks of WG Discuss matters arising from FSMS accreditation and certification under ISO/TS Share common understanding and implementation of ISO/TS among ABs and CBs Examine the needs for IAF document on the application of ISO/TS to support the development of MLA for ISO Provide feedback to ISO revision process for the TS

4 4 Main discussions in WG Assessor competence What competence is needed for accreditation assessors ? (17011 / 6.2.3) Scoping of FSMS CBs Sampling of 13 categories in ISO/TS 22003– Which category does the AB has to witness ? (17011 / 7.5.6) Progression of MLA for FSMS Peer evaluator competence Peer evaluation procedure Modifications of IAF documents Others Harmonisation of application of ISO/TS Relationship with interested parties; IAF liaison to ISO/TC 34 SC 17 Membership of Board of Stakeholders for FSSC 22000

5 5 Assessor Competence Developed sub-group and discussed from four aspects as below; Competence based or qualification based ? Do accreditation assessors need the same competence as certification auditors? Does each assessor need competence or does an assessment team cover necessary competence? Is different competence needed for office assessment and witnessing? Sub-group agreed to develop draft document about assessor competence Draft is; incorporating informative guidance on basic qualifications, training and experience criteria Clarifying team vs assessor competencies competencies to be normative Circulate to WG for comment and agreement have asked participants to ensure that this document is circulated to food safety expert for comment Circulate for 30 day comment to IAF TC members Provide to JWG A-Series for incorporation in IAF/ILAC A5

6 6 Scoping of FSMS CBs The WG has had two attempts at trying to gain input from ABs into the review of approaches for scoping of FSMS CBs. Input has been minimal – each bearing a great deal of resemblance to the EA-3-11; Food Safety Management Systems Scope of Accreditation. The WG therefore recommends that this document be adopted as an IAF document for mandatory application.

7 7 Scoping of EA-3/11 13 categories in are clustered as below Farming (A, B) Food and feed processing (C, D, E, F) Distribution, Transport and Storage (H,J) Catering (G) (Bio)Chemicals (L) Auxiliary Industries (I, K, M) witnessing Initial audit including stage 1 is highly recommended. At least one witness should include stage 1 per accreditation cycle. Witnesses are performed in those sectors with higher risks of food safety hazards. Initial assessment At least one witnessing in the cluster for initial and extension assessment. Extension of scope Inside a Cluster witness is not mandatory. Witnessing is mandatory for extensions to Categories in a new Cluster Surveillance and re-assessment At least one audit in Cluster 2 as part of each surveillance or re- assessment At least one audit in each of the other clusters during the accreditation cycle.

8 8 Recommendations regarding Progression of MLA for FSMS Agreed to date by FSMS WG: No need for additional peer evaluator competencies Amendments to A5 to include assessor competencies Adoption of EA-3-11 for scoping

9 9 Recommendations regarding Progression of MLA for FSMS Future work: Identification of activities that would need to be evaluated for an extension of MLA scope to include FSMS at AB level Discussion centered on whether an onsite evaluation would be required and whether witnessing of AB witness assessment should be part of that activity WG consensus; this should not be routine but could be an activity available if the evaluator had concerns of AB processes. Action; to put some words around discussion items and send to FSMS WG for comment

10 10 Recommendations regarding progression of MLA for FSMS Future work: Discussion as to whether we need to modify endorsed scheme requirements in PL3 Discussion centred around the decision by GFSI to recognise FSMS schemes and therefore the scope of the MLA will be greater than just Action; to review PL3 Annex 2 endorsed scheme criteria and recommend amendments to the WG. Will review other scheme documentation, such as the new version of GFSI Guidance as part of this activity.

11 11 Discussion re the harmonisation of application of ISO/TS Discussion regarding intent of ISO/TS Clause The WG agreed that the external audits referred to in this clause of ISO/TS should be food safety related audits to meet the objectives. The audit experience should include the auditing of HACCP plans. Discussion regarding intent of Annex B reference to a relevant certification for reduction of audit duration Agreed that the guidance at Annex B, Clause B.1 indicated that the certificate should cover the scope of food safety, and therefore and other such management system certificates would not be relevant.

12 12 Request to PAC members Your comments and inputs are really appreciated, especially for; Scoping of FSMS CBs Implementation of ISO/TS Others

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