The FSMS Corrective Action Log Template should be used to track corrective action requests. The Food Safety Team Leader should maintain the FS1170-3 CORRECTIVE ACTION LOG, tracking the status of the Corrective Action Request on the log. Every CAR must include a description of the problem, observation, or nonconformance, as well as when and where it was observed. Any employee may initiate a corrective action. Furthermore, it is every employee’s duty to initiate a corrective action when it appears to them that safety of the Company’s end product(s) could be compromised.
In addition to tracking the CAR on the Food Safety Corrective Action Log, The Food Safety Team Leader should forward the CAR to the manager of the responsible department, who should identify a person responsible for investigating and/or taking the necessary actions to correct and prevent the recurrence of the problem. The Department Manager should notify the FSTL of the assignment, and the FSTL should identify the individual responsible for the investigation on the Corrective Action Request form. The Food Safety Team Leader should provide one copy of the Corrective Action Request form to the individual responsible for the action or determination of the action.