I am developing the QMS for a Agents&Broker that buys and sells Italian cheese to the UK market.
We weant to be BRC Agent & Brokers certified but we do not know the following:
1.We buy finished and packed product from Italian manufacturers
2.Italian manufacturers do product testing and analysis
3.Manufacturers are required to complete internal specifications
4.Manufacturers are audited every year to maintain approval status
5.Product arrives in UK to our Storage and distribution services supplier
6.Product is then distributed to customers depots
In terms of clause 4.4 are we expected to carry out any product analysis?
We believe that we do not need to carry out these analysis has the product is packed and we audit our suppliers every year. Our supplier approval method means that a supplier may be approved but product may not be as we rate all analyses carried out by supplier.
Can anyone please help on what exactly BRC is looking for in this clause?