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In Kellerman Consulting’s Quality & Food Safety Training series on validation and verification, we examine what validation and verification means for the entire company and how to apply these concepts in practice. We explore what validation and verification means for ISO Quality Management Systems and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Food Safety and Quality programs. We will look at the critical safety and quality steps associated with the operations of these types of programs.
Episode 1: Introducing Validation and Verification
The concepts of validation vs. verification are commonly confused. During the course of this video series we will clarify these topics using examples from our experience in food safety & quality assurance and we will explain the differences between validation and verification.
Episode 3: Long Term Planning of Validation and Verification
In this episode of our Validation and Verification series, we focus on the long term aspects of validation within organizations and the best ways to approach and plan for improving these larger aspects of an organization when invalid conditions are found or where improvement is sought.
Episode 5: Validation and Verification of Critical Safety and Quality Equipment
In this episode we are going to focus on the validation requirements for critical safety and quality equipment, the sources of scientific information required to prove validation, and the verification actions within a safety and quality plan to assure successful regulatory and audit review of those requirements.
Episode 6: Regulatory Requirements and Challenge Studies
In this episode we are going to continue our look at validation and verification of critical equipment, and we are going to focus on regulatory requirements for food facilities for validation and verification as part of HACCP or Process Controls.
Episode 7: Validation and Verification of Metal Detectors and X-rays
In this episode you will learn how to properly validate foreign material control equipment, including a metal detector and an x-ray. In order to understand how to properly validate a metal detector or x-ray, we need to first explain the challenges.
The format a facility chooses to use to record a validation statement is not defined by regulatory bodies or certification schemes, which leaves each organization to document validation in their preferred method.
One can use validation forms created with prompts to guide the user through creating a validation statement, or a log that covers programs in a collected document, but again, all formats are acceptable as long as they are approved by the organization, completed in an understandable way and reviewed at least each year.
Verification & Validation Log Procedure
Download this Verification and Validation Log Procedure to use as an instruction guide to help you complete your Validation and Verification Assessment Log
Validation & Verification Assessment Log
Download this Verification and Validation Log and utilize it as a method of reassessment. The reassessment is performed in accordance with the Food Safety Scheme the Food Manufacturer, Distributor, or Agency it is operating beneath.