The FSMS Receiving Inspection Procedure outlines the steps for the receiving and inspection of materials, components, parts, finished goods, etc. and the stocking of these items or the disposition of rejected items. The procedure applies to the receipt of all inventory items. (8 pages, 1140 words)
Receiving should visually examine all incoming shipments for apparent package damage promptly. If the shipment has apparent damage, Receiving should notify the Food Safety Team Leader immediately. The Food Safety Team Leader should decide to either accept or reject the shipment from the carrier. Damaged incoming shipments should cause a nonconformity report to be issued.
Receiving should inspect the shipment for conformance to specific inspection requirements listed on the PO and for conformance to company requirements. If different materials are included in the shipment, each will be segregated and inspected accordingly.
FSMS Receiving Inspection Responsibilities:
Warehouse Personnel are responsible for receiving materials, inspecting incoming shipments for completeness and integrity (and rejecting out-of-compliance shipments), and forwarding all paperwork to Purchasing for payment.
The Accounting Manager and Accounts Payable are responsible for payment of invoices only after satisfactory completion or delivery of goods or services has been made.
The Food Safety Team Leader is responsible for reviewing all rejections by the Food Inspector, completing Part III of the Receiving and Inspection Report, and forwarding the R&IP to Purchasing.
The Food Inspector is responsible for inspecting and authorizing or rejecting incoming food and food ingredients on the basis of food safety.
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