We are in a very complex situation here (I feel like everything will explode in my hand).
Here is the situation.
We plan to get our SQF certification at the end of this year. Currently, we operate as two different companies under one roof. Owners and their managerial structure are different. The other company has its own Plant manager, purchasing, operation leads, employees, HACCP plans and equipment. They use our storage areas, and other common areas in the plant (warehouse, cold storage). They rely on our QA department for general controls. They also would like to get their own SQF certification as a separate company.
1. How will SQF certification process work for us? Since SQF is site-specific, we will be responsible for their FSMS which we do not aware if it exists. Basically, they rely on ours.
2. Per SQF Code, if one site gets one certificate, the other company will need to use our SQF certification when they deal with their customers.
How can I incorporate their paper work to our system since I am in charge of writing, implementing and maintaining our FSMS? Implementation part is the hardest since I do not have control over their system.
3. The new code, 7.2, states the physical separation of operations which is impossible at the moment. We share the rooms and common areas.
Would using two different auditors at the same time work for two separate certification?
How can it be handled?
4.Our company owner is the father of one of the owners of the other company. So we have to work it out.
We plan to contact an expert next week. But I would like learn your ideas and suggestions on this brainstorming issue.
Thanks in advance.