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Steps to Coles Certification?

We help them to develop HACCP Plans, write Quality Manuals and conduct internal audits. We even turn up at the audit.
We get our clients great audit scores so they start supplying their new customers in as little as six weeks.

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Pre-Approval Visit by Coles

  • HACCP Plan Review
  • Site and Pre-requisite Program Review
  • 1 Day duration 

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HACCP Training

  • Public HACCP Training (2 Day workshop with mandatory exam
  • Must be conducted by RTO, TPECS or certified trainer
  • Refresher training is to be conducted every 3 years
  • Nominate a HACCP Team Leader and HACCP Team Members

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Yearly Internal Training

  • All members of the HACCP Team must undergo internal HACCP Training on an annual basis 
  • Training can be delivered by an employee or by QMS Audits in a 4 hour training session

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Food Handling Training (Aspiration)

  • All food handlers must have completed Unit of Competency FDFFS2001A delivered by an RTO

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Coles Quality Academy CFMSR Course

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  • Written to meet CFMSR requirements
  • Procedures for key processes documented
  • Production records streamlined and maintained

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Quality Manual

  • Written up in a simple and streamlined manner to make managing requirements easy
  • Audits is efficient as less time looking for documents

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Internal Audits (Minimum Annually)

  • 2-5 Days
  • Identify and fill the gaps
  • Must be completed by an independent trained internal auditor
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of procedures

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External Audit by Coles

  • Conducted by Coles In-house auditor
  • Initial or Certification Audit - 3 Days
  • QMS Audits can attend the audit to support you through the process

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Follow Up Audit by Coles

  • QMS Audits can assist you to respond to any non-conformances incurred during the audit
  • Conducted by Coles In-house auditor
  • Dependent upon nature and number of non-conformances, type, nature of actions and evidence to close out non-conformances

Disclaimer – While we have attempted to make this as accurate and current as possible, this is a summary only and does not list ALL of the requirements to fulfil each standard or achieve certification.

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