Hey everybody. We had an audit last week (10 NCs), and I don't know that I agree with all of the things the auditor found. One in particular had to do with the approved supplier program.
188.8.131.52 says "A register of approved supplier and records of inspections and audits of approved suppliers shall be maintained."
I lost a point because we do not pursue audits of our suppliers. We only require that they have HACCP (in the case of packaging) or SQF (in the case of finished product) certification. The code is vague in that it does not require us to perform audits, only keep records of those we do.
It would have made more sense, I suppose, to have given us an NC on section 184.108.40.206 vi. "Details of the certificates of conformance if required," but that isn't what happened.
I'm not sure how to go about correcting this mistake.
Thomas from Snowy Nova Scotia.