We purchase bottled branded alcohol as a raw material.
I'm wondering on peoples thoughts on the following
1. Most branded bottled alcohol is not from GFSI or BRC accredited factories. Due to the fact its owned by HUGE companies and bottled around the world, trying to get them to fill in a Supplier questionnaire or provide a Specification is extremely difficult, especially as it goes through multiple wholesalers.
How to get around this for supplier approval?
2. With a lack of information 18.104.22.168. is again difficult-, how can I risk assess the ingredient against allergen contamination, foreign body risks etc
3. Testing...should I be testing the branded alcohol? Is relying on the product being sealed enough? Would writing down the batch code for each incoming alcohol be ok?