The company where I work has procedures for supplier evaluation.
Even suppliers that have GFSI certification can be sujected to audits.
We have second party audits and we accompany them
As it is quite costly we do a one day audit based on BRC checklist; as our purpose is to know what is NC so that we can work on that. we firstly do a surveillance on the suplier, a verification of RASFF, FDA databases, etc and do a risk evaluation.
Last year we had full audits done, with conformance and NC being reported and we found out that it wasnt so adequate,as this year we audited some of the same companies and decided to look for NC instead of C and NC. We came across situations that we didnt discover when doing a full audit.
The auditor was fully trainned in auditing GFSI systems and he checked all the points,but did not lose time recording them on our report, although I also recorded some findings.
The BRC does not impose conformance, correct? There must be evidence that the points regarding food Safety that are checked? Is there a better way to be able to comply with the standard and, at the same time, have a good job done?
Thanks for your help!