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Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd Wins BRC Global Standard Issue 6 with Help of Punyam Management

BRC Global Standard for Food Issue 6 Certification in India

Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd wins BRC global standard issue 6 certificate with help of Punyam Management services Pvt ltd, a leading food certification consultancy company in India. Punyam management has helped in implementation of food safety system as per BRC global standard issue 6, in Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd, a company of Wagh Bakri Group, India. The BRC food issue 6 audit has taken by auditors from leading food certifying body Intertek on 2-3 April 2013.

BRC Certification

PUNYAM and INTERTEK Team at Gujarat Tea Processor & Packers Ltd.

With the help of Punyam Management, wagh bakri group has successfully completed the certification of BRC food issue 6. Punyam is associated with this product since designing, construction and implementation of the food safety management system for manufacturing units of wagh bakri group. During this BRC certification, all the helps regarding BRC documentation, implementation training, internal auditing as well as auditor training is provided successfully to the employees of Gujarat Tea processors and packers ltd. Team of food safety consultants has given brc training to all employees to ensure adherence to standard food safety and quality policy. Also Punyam has helped to verify implemented system with the internal auditing of their work area, which will guide all the technical and management staff to achieve BRC certification in first attempt. The BRC global standard for food issue 6 audits has taken by Intertek on 2nd and 3rd April 2013. After successfully compete the BRC audit, Gujarat Tea Processor and Packers ltd, unit of Wagh bakri group has achieved BRC global standard issue-6 certificate.

Punyam management has associated with the organization since last 10 years and successfully completed certification for ISO 9001, HACCP and ISO 22000 at both manufacturing units.

About Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd (Wagh Bakri Group)

Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd (Wagh Bakri Group) is the most trusted name for tea in Gujarat as well as India. It has largest tea producing plants in Ahmedabad city and having presence in tea business since 1892.. The organization has sophisticated infrastructure meeting the highest level requirements related to food safety, legality and Quality. The company has fully automated storage and reclaiming system, which is at par with the latest ISO 22000 standards in the Food Industry, ensures safe keeping and retention of quality.

About Punyam Management Services Pvt. Ltd

Punyam Management Services Pvt Ltd is a leading ISO certification consultancy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Punyam is serving ISO services and management consultancy since 1995. Punyam Management offers certification services for ISO SO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 17020, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, BRC food, BRC IoP standards. Punyam has many small and big size organizations as satisfied clients in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Suarat, Ankleshwar, Vapi, Gandhidham, Mehsana, Kalol etc in Gujarat as well as Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Aurangabad and more cities of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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Punyam Management Upgrades Website with Expands in ISO Certification Services

ISO Certification Consultancy Services in Ahmedabad Gujarat India

Punyam Management Services, a leading ISO certification consultancy company in Ahmedabad Gujarat India, is launching its upgraded website for their valuable customers in India and GCC countries. The company is eager to provide complete information for more than 30 ISO as well as other quality, food, social as well product certification to their clients with the website www.punyam.com

By the launch of upgraded website, Punyam Management aims to offer attractive design and most user friendly experience to their users with complete ISO standard solutions of more than 30 ISO standard and product certification. The website is having separate product page with well define respected standard, which also includes steps for iso certification, iso standard requirements and more. The website also provides most recommended links of ISO documentation, ISO training as well as management training. User can review all the projects done by Punyam Management in ISO NEWS section and contact directly via online contact form for quick implementation to all types of organizations in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Vapi, Ankleshwar, Gandhidham as well as all cities of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa India. By this website company offered their global clients to get information about the ISO standards and their requirements like iso 9001, iso 14001, RC 14001, ohsas 18001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 50001 as well as SEDEX certification, AS 9100, SA 8000, CE Marking, CMMI certification and more than 30 certification standards.

Punyam has expands their ISO services to the more iso as well as product certification including ISO 15189, ISO 20000, RC 14001, ISO 17020, ISO 50001, ISO 13485 as well as SEDEX, CMMI, CE marking, NABH, BRC and more. On the new upgraded website the company provides information about each iso standards, its benefits, steps for certification consultancy as well as ISO system requirements.

About Punyam Management Services Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad

Punyam Management Services is a leading ISO consultancy and management training company in India. Punyam is known as a best ISO consulting solution in India as well as GCC countries for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025 certification (NABL), OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001 etc. It is a progressive company promoted by a group of qualified management graduates possessing 20 years of experience in ISO consultancy and management area. The ISO certification consultant offers ISO documentation as well system implementation training for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000 consultancy, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, HSE, IMS, QMS, EMS, EnMS, 5S lean manufacturing, six sigma and BRC for food and packaging, SEDEX, CMMI etc. Also offers product certification like CE Marking, PED certificate, R stamp and U stamp, ISO 13485.

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Punyam Management has Successfully Completed Customer Audit of PepsiCo for Jhaveri Flexo

Punyam Management has successfully completed BRC customer audit taken by Intertek for PepsiCo in Jhaveri Flexo on 18th and 19th October 2012 at Silvassa, Aurangabad. With the help of Punyam Management, the organization has successfully completed audit as per the PepsiCo requirements and the audit was conducted by Intertek food services. The purpose of the audit was leading client of Jhaveri Flexo; PepsiCo wants to meet certain standard requirements in the organization. Behalf of PepsiCo, the audit was conducted by the audit Intertek auditors had visited and audited Jhaveri Flexo as per BRC global standards and their requirements.  Auditors from Intertek were happy with the implementation of the BRC system and all the requirements were fully met. Punyam management has provided support to Jhaveri Flexo in prepared all the documents required for this customer audit from leading certifying body Intertek. Also helped them to understand all the requirements of the PepsiCo and prepared all the staff for this audit in quick time.

Punyam management has supported to the Jhaveri Flexo in all the areas of food since last 10 Years. And in routine all the necessary help like documentation, internal auditing, trainings etc is provided.

Jhaveri Flexo India Limited is engaged in manufacturing flexible packaging in rolls and pouch form having manufacturing locations at Silvassa (Dapada and Luhari) and Aurangabad. The organization is successfully handling the big customer like PepsiCo, Nestle, Tata, Unilever and so many export customers. Punyam Management has also helped them in third party audit for all these customers.

Punyam Management Services pvt ltd is leading name in ISO Certification consulting services in India. Punyam provides iso certification since last 20 years and having deep knowledge of all the ISO system requirements. Punyam offers iso certification consultancy for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 27001, ISO 22000, HACCP, BRC, FSSC 22000, RC 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 17020:2012, Sedex certification, NABL accreditation, NABH accreditation, Six-Sigma, Kaizen, Kanban, Benchmarking, 5S lean, KRA, TPM etc. Punyam management has developed quality management system, environment, ohsas, laboratory management, and food safety system for many leading clients like Reliance, TATA, Kanhai Food, GECL, Meghmani, Magnum Industries, Mazda, Temptek, Polydrug, Shalby Hospitals, Kalpataru Power, Sunrise, Buzwair, Saudi Aramco, QGEC, Doha Technical Lab and many more from India as well UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA etc.

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Core HACCP Assessment Checklist and HACCP Training

The HACCP Assessment checklist on the following pages represents a compilation of commonly used questions. It does not represent a comprehensive checklist or a checklist, which is currently in use. It intends to show how a list may look and the sort of questions and activities, which may lead to an effective assessment.

HACCP Preparation
What evidence is there of management commitment to HACCP use?

HACCP Team

  • Who was on the team?
  • Are all appropriate disciplines represented?
  • What is the likely knowledge level of the individuals? (Evidence of training, qualifications, experience etc.)
  • Has external expertise been sought where necessary?
  • What is the decision making leverage of the HACCP team leader?

ISO 22000 training – HACCP Checklist

  • How does the system fit with the overall food safety control programme?
  • Does the company have a food safety policy?
  • Has the scope been clearly defined?
  • How is the system structured?

Principle 1 : “Conduct a hazard analysis”

* Has the product been properly described?

  • Are intrinsic control measures identified?

* Is the process flow diagrammed (PFD) comprehensive?

  • How was the PFD verified for accuracy and by whom?
  • Are all raw materials and process/storage activities included in the flow diagrammed? (Rework can be included as an ingredient.)
  • Have all activities been included?
  • Is the PFD correct?
  • Have changes been made since the PFD was drawn up?
  • How does the HACCP Team get notified of changes to the process or product parameters?
  • How were the changes recorded and approved?
  • Were any changes discussed with HACCP Team before implementation?
  • Are there rework opportunities and have they been included?

* How was the hazard analysis conducted?

  • Were only significant hazards identified?
  • Have all raw materials (including rework) been included?
  • Have all process steps been considered?
  • Have the hazards been specifically identified by type/source or have they been generalized?
  • How did the team assess the likelihood of occurrence?
  • What information sources were utilized?

* Have appropriate control measures (CMs) been identified for each hazard?

  • Will the CMs control the hazards and how was this validated?
  • Are all the CMs in place at the plant level?

Principle 2 : “Determine the Critical Control Points (CCPs)”

* How were the CCPs identified?

  • By expert judgement?
  • By the use of a decision tree? (Has the decision tree been used correctly?)
  • By the use of consultants?
  • Have all necessary CCPs been identified?
  • Did each identified hazard undergo a systematic consideration?
  • How are the hazards, which are not controlled by CCPs addressed?

Principle 3 :  “Establish critical limits”

  • How were the critical limits established?
  • Is there evidence (experimental data, literature references etc.)?
  • What validation exists to confirm that the critical limits control the identified hazards?
  • Have critical limits been established for each CCP?
  • How do they differ from operational limits?

Principle 4 :  “Establish a system to monitor the control of the CCP”

* Have realistic monitoring schedules been established?

  • Do they cover all CCPs?
  • Has the reliability of monitoring procedures been assessed where appropriate?
  • What is the status of monitoring equipment?
  • Is it evidenced as being in place and calibrated appropriately?
  • Are the CCP log sheets being used at all CCPs?
  • Have CCP log sheets been filled out correctly?
  • Is there any evidence that procedures are not being followed consistently?
  • Does the frequency of monitoring adequately confirm control?
  • Are the sampling plans statistically valid?
  • Are statistical process control records being used to demonstrate that the process is in control on a day-to-day basis?
  • Check that records agree with stated activities.

*  Are monitoring personnel and their deputies properly identified and haccp trained?

  • How was the HACCP training undertaken?
  • Are the monitoring records being reviewed by designated appropriate reviewers?

Principle 5 :  “Establish the corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates that a particular CCP is not under control”

  • Have the corrective actions been properly defined such that control is regained?
  • What evidence is there to demonstrate that this is being done in the event of a CCP deviation?
  • Has corrective action been recorded and how is the effectiveness being verified?
  • How has the authority for corrective action been assigned?
  • How is non-conforming product controlled and is this clearly recorded?
  • Are there clear disposition actions listed?

Principle 6 :  “Establish procedures for verification to confirm that the iso 22000 HACCP system is working effectively”

  • Have verification procedures been clearly and appropriately established?
  • How are these procedures communicated through the business?
  • Have responsibilities for verification procedures been allocated?
  • Are they being carried out effectively?
  • Are all CCPs covered by the verification programme?
  • Is the information on the HACCP Control Chart up to date?
  • Is there a formal system to trigger amendments?
  • Are control parameters being achieved?
  • Have process capability studies been carried out?
  • How is the data from HACCP being used to improve the system?
  • How is consumer complaint data being used within the verification system?
  • Is there a regular review of CCP failure and product dispositions?
  • Are prerequisite support systems included within the verification programme?

Principle 7 :  “Establish documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to these Principles and their application”

  • What format is being used to document the system?
  • Does the iso documentation cover all of the HACCP system operation?
  • How is the documentation controlled with regard to update and issue etc.?
  • Are the records accessible?
  • Are the HACCP records clearly identified by unique reference numbers?
  • Are all documents accurate and current?
  • Are verification procedures documented?
  • How is change control managed?

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Know about ISO 22000 Certification and best consulting practices

The overall procedure of to becoming an ISO 22000 food safety management system certified can be daunting. ISO 22000 standards for food safety management system and certification is the buzzword for any organization to establish system oriented work culture. The manual are written in a way that most of us can just realize what they are saying and in ISO 22000 manual, it should document micro level how the activity is done in the company. Nowadays, some ISO consultants are available to assist in the ISO and other safety standards procedure. These specialists are experts in providing ISO 22000 consulting and ISO training.

Consultant role in ISO 22000 implementation:

ISO 22000 is consist of few strategic objectives which are valuable because it cut across areas like regulatory (reference to product design, production and development), technology-wise (the acquisition and use of state of the art technologies) and Food management system and food safety services. Other objectives of ISO 22000 is consistent development in food management to all areas of business of the food organization, excellent business ethic with suitable business accomplish, appropriate treatment of food safety and effective as well as efficient safety requirements.

Today, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification had been playing vital roles and publishing the standard as well as revising the standard. At present the latest standard is ISO 22000-2005 standards for food management system health and safety management system. So many manufacturing organizations are affianced to spring up from time to time and this requires need to get their activities sanctioned and monitored.

ISO consultants help out you to know as well as to manage new & existing standards in effective manner. Joining of qualified ISO professional can be assured you that you are properly executing the processes. ISO consultant helps you to utilize your ISO 22000 audit software programs to ISO 22000 document and execute your new program. Some ISO 22000 consulting firms also provide ISO 22000 awareness training; documentation training, internal auditor training and lead auditor training. Also good consultant follow best practices in establishing the system and Quantifiable objectives to create vibrant work culture. These in turn reduces your all cost as well as make meaningful system.

ISO 22000 consultants helps not only for gaining new one ISO 22000 certification but also helps the organization which has been already ISO 22000 certified for many years by keeping it abreast the new issues as well as standards. An ISO 22000 consultant helps your business to attain reduce risk of food safety in organization and most performance and reimbursement from your quality control standards.

Several ISO 22000 consulting firms provide individual as well as inclusive packages. The comprehensive packages consist of training for internal ISO 22000 audit, training for the implementation of ISO 22000 standards, training for ohsas documentation and training for lead auditors as well as training on goal setting and Key result areas. While you are intended to implement all these ISO standards then you must know that your management team is on board along with the changes and fully understand of the implications and importance.

ISO 22000 consultants also provide training for individual areas. Today, there are many online sources which provide ISO 22000 certification, iso 22000 pdf, food certification consulting, ISO slides for six sigma, six sigma training and more. These online source offer ISO certification for ISO 22000, ISO 9001-2008, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, hse integrated standard, ISO 27001, BRC food safety, ISO 50001, ISO USA and more.

Advantages of ISO 22000 Certification and consulting

  • Assists your business to build customers trust as well as confidence in the company and its food products.
  • ISO certified company is more able to control the organization resources like input, transforming and output resources.
  • It provides approach of ‘input-transforming-output’ process that will enhance organization’s monitoring as well as control strategy in reference to quality and other matters.
  • Helps your business to reduce loss which may consequence as a result of producing goods that could not meet customers’ specification or below industrial or international standard(s).
  • It helps for ensuring as well as keeping the organization focus in provisions of standard & quality.
  • It underlines on proper documentation and product design which is requirement to build a strong company in terms of policy as well as strategies.
  • It refines your processes as well as makes target oriented work culture.

Organizations which considering enchanting the ISO 22000 plunge, for them an overview class on standards, certifications and regulations are tremendous place to start. By attending the ISO training courses, you can get enormous amount of knowledge as well as idea of what the process entails.
You have to choose an ISO consulting firm as per your company’s particular needs. The good consulting firms provide readymade document packages including ISO 22000 manual, procedures, forms, standard operating procedures, templates and audit checklist. Some ISO consulting firms are dedicated to create individual training programs that specific to your company. These ISO consulting firms develop a comprehensive plan that meets goals of your business. Few ISO consulting firms are engaged in to offer only generic or per-packaged training and advice.

Global Manager Group stands with mission and purpose to assist food organizations for achieving business excellence with help of the ISO 22000 standard implementation as well as improvement of the business system. Also provides iso 22000 certification training and iso 22000 manual, iso 22000 templates as well as other ISO standards documents and training presentation.

 

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BRC Food Safety Standards issue-6 – overview

The BRC Global standard for food safety was developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), UK trade organization that represents the interests of retailer. The BRC’s Global Standard for Food Safety was created to establish a standard for due diligence and supplier approval. All requirements of brc food safetyare generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations of any type and size provided. By implementing brc food standard food safety management system, any organization get iso certification or registration for its food safety management system by an external certifying body for conformity to BRC global standard for food safety.

BRC Global Standard For Food Safety

BRC Global Standard For Food issue-6

BRC global standard for food safety issue 6 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. The updated version of food standard brc issue 6 specifies to enable the organization to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, and safe for the consumer.

BRC food standard can be used by any organization directly or indirectly involved in the food industries. It applies to all organizations in the food chain. It doesn’t matter how complex the organization is or what size it is, brc food safety can help ensure the safety of its food products. In most cases brc food safety certification is a per-condition for supplying to UK retailers. It has been adopted by organizations throughout the world. Third-party certification to the standard helps manufacturers, brand owners and retailers fulfill their legal obligations and safeguard consumers.

BRC food system covers a comprehensive scope of product safety areas, as well as the legal and due diligence responsibilities of both the supplier and the retailer. The key requirements of the BRC food standard are adoption and implementation of a HACCP system, effective quality management system and factory environmental standards, processes and products and establishing process monitoring and verification system to control food hazards by scientific approach.

The Industries ranging from primary producers, processors, manufacturers, food service providers and other service providers apart from product suppliers can be covered under this brc training and food safety certification. These include organizations that produce feed for animals that produce food for animals that will be used as food. It also encompasses organizations that produce materials that will eventually come into contact with food or food components. It is a scientific approach to identify hazards and establish controls based on HACCP plan to control hazards and critical control points and it is a food safety with focus on prevention.

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