I am having A LOT of difficulties obtaining supplier assessments and raw materials specification information from some of our suppliers. We have 60+ suppliers and a lot of those suppliers are managed through distributors. The distributors don't seem inclined to aid us in obtaining food safety certification and I can't always contact the supplier directly. We are a small manufacturing facility so we can't really use the "we won't order from you anymore" ultimatum to get any action.
Anyone else have this issue and have some insight on how to get what we need? Anyone gone through an audit without a complete specification and supplier assessment program and passed?