Had our annual re-certification audit, ended up pulling 5 minors (quite the improvement in score from 2013 with 1 major and 5 minors).
We got clipped on one thing though, which I am considering appealing, but I wanted opinions on first - our water testing program indicates that we test each drop site annually, and that we also keep on file the annual water report from the city.
So, our samples last year were sent out on January 31st, 2013. Our audit this year just concluded yesterday, and he gave me a minor for not having new annual test results to provide to him (and there was a legit reason - our ISO 17025 certified lab wasn't accepting from the start of the year, and isn't accepting tests for another week as they were making some upgrades to their lab).
My question is - is that minor really justified? Even the "annual" SQF audit provides for a +/- 30 days from date of last audit cushion in order to perform the annual re-certification. Furthermore, annual really means just "once every year" not "once every 365 days" ...
I am wondering if it will be worth it to appeal - getting that minor back would take us from "Good" to "Excellent"
Edited by Marshenko, 13 February 2014 - 01:13 PM.