I have been in Food Manufacturing pretty much my whole life 18+yrs. Now I am at the back end of things; Food Contact Packaging Material. Big difference. But I know some rules still apply. I'm the SQF Practitioner / Compliance supervisor for a flexible bag packaging company in NY area. At this facility we are transitioning from AIB to SQF Level 2. the company is family owned and there is still a lot of that mom & pop culture here. Which brings me up to my problem I'm facing. I know its wrong, but to convince others is the challenging part. ( the old school mentality )
We ship & receive raw material & finish product on loads ( mixed loads) that are known to carry and have Organic peroxides- a dangerous flammable, unstable, strong odor chemical. I know my past experiences, if that truck open its doors and had that on their truck, it would automatically be rejected and sent away.
Believe me I know what to do in this situation, but the excuses I am getting is that " we are a small company, we cant short our customers, we cant miss any deadlines, this is what we always been doing. I'm just looking for some advice or a different approach to this situation.