1. Senior management commitment
This topic includes; management commitment, culture, whistleblowing, quality policy, objectives, management review, organisational structure, responsibilities and authority.
2. Document management
This topic includes; document control, record completion, supplier agreements, contracts, customer focus, retention and maintenance.
3. Continuous improvement
This topic includes; internal audits, GMP inspections, corrective and preventive action, root cause analysis, non-conformances, complaints, returns and stock write off.
4. Contingency planning
This topic includes; incident management, emergency situations, contingency planning, recalls, withdrawals and testing.
5. Product safety plan
This topic includes; HACCP, hazard analysis principles, product safety hazards (physical, microbial, allergenic, chemical and radiological).
6. Contamination control
This topic includes; allergen management, chemical control, glass and brittle materials, packing into glass, metal sharp control and wood control, contamination from gas, water and air.
7. Product development
This topic includes; product development, specifications, artwork, legal labelling and packaging design.
8. Supplier management
This topic includes; material risk assessment, approval and monitoring of material suppliers and service suppliers
This topic includes; planned preventive maintenance, conditional-based monitoring, tools, equipment, food contact equipment and food-grade certificates.
11. Product defence
This topic includes; food fraud, packaging fraud, vulnerability assessment (VACCP), threat assessment (TACCP), product security and product defence.
This topic includes; personal hygiene, protective clothing, laundry, health screening, plaster control and the management of visitors and contractors.
14. Site standards
This topic includes; external standards, building fabrication and staff facilities.
This topic includes; the cleaning programme, CIP, pest management, waste control and surplus materials.
17. Process control
This topic includes; process control, quantity control (minimum weight, average weight), start-up and changeover, traceability, print control (right product, right pack).