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Document Control and Recordkeeping: Say What You Do and Do What You Say

We’ve all heard it many times within the Food and Beverage industry—if you haven’t documented or recorded it, then it’s as if you didn’t do it at all. Proof is in the action of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and having something that demonstrates that you say what you do and confirms that you do what you say. Documentation of your food safety and quality programs and practices is critical in implementing an effective Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and providing a clear picture of “say what you do.”

On the flip side, keeping accurate, complete and accessible records of all your activities that occur within your FSMS provides proof that you “do what you say.” Without both of these components, you will not be able to show compliance to the various requirements that a normal Food and Beverage business needs to meet—whether we are talking about FSMA, GFSI or your consumers.

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, May 10, 2016
   
Document Control and Recordkeeping: Say What You Do and Do What You Say

We’ve all heard it many times within the Food and Beverage industry—if you haven’t documented or recorded it, then it’s as...

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By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, May 10, 2016
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