• 530- Engineering

530.1 Documentation

  • Is the documentation validated conform ?

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  • Procedures: - 750-PRC-0008
    Instructions: -
    Forms/validation: - See the DMS Complete Document list to verify the revision of 5 documents
    BRC REF: 3.1,3.2.1, 3.3

530.2 Training

  • Is the training up to date according to training plan ? Validate the training for 5 employees (position, GMP´s, allergens, etc.)

  • Procedure: - 150-PRC-0001
    Instructions: - 910-TRN-0001
    Forms/validation: - 150-FRM-0003 to 150-FRM-0018, 150-FRM-0021, 150-FRM-0057 and integration forms
    BRC REF: 1.1.5, 7.1, 7.1.4
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530.3 non-conformities raised during the last audit are corrected adequately?

  • Validate the last audit´s CAR. Are they solved? Are measures in place to prevent the situation from happening again? Are they effective? Is there an action plan submitted for long term CAR?

530.4 Specific Procedures

  • 530.4.1 Approval Process for Purchasing of new equipment

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  • When required, is new production equipment approved by the quality department? Verify the approbation process for the last project with possible impact on food safety. Is all new equipment on the maintenance schedule?

    Procedures: - 550-PRC-0002, 450-PRC-0001, 530-PRC-0001
    Instructions: - 550-INS-0003, 550-INS-0004
    Forms/validation: - 550-FRM-0001
    BRC REF: 4.6.1, 4.6.2
  • 530.4.2 Approval process of installation and maintenance equipment

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  • Is equipment designed and arranged to diminish the contamination risks? Is the Health and Safety form completed for the validated equipment? Is all the forms for maintenance at risk are signed by the three departments?
    Procedures: - 530-PRC-0002, 750-PRC-0004
    Instruction: - 550-INS-0001, 550-INS-0002, 550-INS-0004
    Forms/ validation: - 550-FRM-0002
    BRC REF:,, 7.1.1
  • 530.4.3 Continuous improvement of equipment and installations

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  • Are all the forms for maintenance at risk are signed by the three departments?

    Procedures: - 530-PRC-0002, 750-PRC-0002
    Instructions: - 550-INS-0002
    Forms/ validation: - 550-FRM-0002
    BRC REF: 4.7.2, 4.7.3, 4.7.4,
  • 530.4.4 Magnets, filters and sieves verification

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  • Are the mechanisms of protection against foreign bodies' adequate (magnets, sieves, filters, metal detectors)? Is there a mechanism at all bulk entries?

    Procedures: -
    Instructions: - 710-INS-0029, 750-INS-0010, 530-INS-0004
    Forms/validation: - 710-FRM-0014, 710-FRM-0074, 710-FRM-0092, 710-FRM-0113, 710-FRM-0114, 752-FRM-0016
    BRC REF:,,
  • 530.4.5 Interior building conformity

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  • Interior of the building: Organization in the plant, sufficient space for the equipment? Enough space for cleaning operations? If there is construction / repairs is there an adequate protection? Walls, ceilings, suspended ceiling, floors, doors in good shape? Sufficient lightning? Ventilation - Excessive dust, condensation? If required - positive pressure?

    Procedures: -
    Instructions: -
    Forms/validation: -
    BRC REF: 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.4
  • 530.4.6 Exterior building conformity

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  • Exterior of the building: Is there any damage or exposed area on the walls, doors or roof. Are the outside grounds, parking lot, compactors in good condition. Is there any Pest activity (woodchuck, mouse, rats, raccoons, birds)? Is the grass cut and well maintained? Any standing water?
    Procedures: -
    Instructions: -
    Forms/validation: - 970-REF-0001
    BRC REF: Section 4.1, 4.2
  • 530.4.7 Security System conformity to prevent product contamination

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  • Building security : Is the security system to protect against bio terrorism adequate? Please document each point clearly
    1-Production zones access?
    2- Bulk Ingredient access is locked?
    3- Visitors and sub-contractors access? Verify visitors log and electronic log at the entrance.
    4- secure site: doors locked, fence, cameras)
    5- Exterior doors are locked and access is limited to authorize personnel only?
    6- Is there preventive patrols on weekend?
    Validate that site security is adequate and all precaution are taken
    Procedures: - 970-REF-0001
    Instructions: -
    Forms/validation: - 970-REF-0001
    BRC REF: 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.3
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