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#1 Felicia Fadipe

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:14 PM

Has anyone got experience assessing food additive suppliers. Currently underaking supplier approval ahead of our BRC audit.

One of the suppliers supply us processing aids. What sort of documents would be required to approve this type of supplier?


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#2 redfox

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:09 AM

Hello Felipe,

 

If you product  are from a distributor/trader, you must secure/provide certification that the product can be traced to the last manufacturer. 

 

"the site must know the identity of the last manufacturer"

 

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#3 BrummyJim

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:03 AM

Hi Felicia,

 

My approach is to consider them all as raw materials suppliers. It's worked so far as we were audited last month with 4 minors. You should know as much about your processing aids manufacturers/suppliers as you do about your raw materials suppliers/manufacturers.


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#4 Gerard H.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:41 PM

Dear Felicia,

 

In addition to the previous comments, I like to add a few topics, that can be requested to the additive supplier. The decision for not going to audit can only be made by a Risk Assessment:

  • The quality certificates (for example ISO 22000, BRC or IFS, the ones you require in your purchasing procedure).
  • Your Food Safety questionnaire, to be filled out by the supplier.
  • Product specification including: Allergen data, nutritional data, packaging details, type of additve (name, formula and E-numbers), composition.
  • SDS sheet (not for Food Safety, but for human safety).
  • Purity data. A risk assessment on Food fraud.

I wish you good luck with the supplier approval procedure and with the BRC audit!

 

Kind regards,

 

Gerard Heerkens


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#5 feriedypurnomo

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:11 PM

Hi Gerard

 

Could you more detail about purity data or Authenticity of raw material ? Is it the same with CoA?

if not mind, could you share as example an Authenticity document?

 

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Feri


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#6 redfox

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:12 AM

Hello,

 

I guess what Gerard means is the RA of RM against fraudulent activity. VACCP (BRC) and TACCP for USFDA/FSMA.

 

 

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