In the midst of my Supplier Approval process and I keep coming across supplier's that are small or very small (by FSMA/FDA definitions) that do not have a 3rd Party Cert and will require me to perform an audit of their "facility". I cannot find specific references to a Supplier Approval process needing me to do an audit when the Supplier does not have a 3rd Party Cert. Does anyone have verbiage for that? My next question is if anyone here has a good audit form for something like this? My medium sized company works with quite a few local suppliers and most often small businesses that do not have 3rd party certs. So I would like to apply this to farms for produce and for Beef/Pork farms.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!