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SQF 8 2.4.4.8 Supplier Risk vs. Ingredient Risk

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#1 vhudson1985

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:54 PM

I am looking to apply risk level to satisfy the requirements listed in 2.4.4.8

 

Do supplier risk and incoming material risk need to be separate? 

 

How are other people defining the risk level?  

 

Thanks in advance for any guidance!! 



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

Supplier risk-------are they reputable, in business a few years, 3rd party certified, allergen management policy etc etc

 

Ingredient risk---easily faked, comes from a 3rd world country-allergen risk---been adulterated in the past (look up black pepper, cinnamon and turmeric fakes on google)

 

So if your supplier was high risk and the ingredient came out as high risk, you may want to think about changing one or the other 

 

https://www.pwc.com/...assessment.html  this may help



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:24 PM

Thank you!

 

Do you combine supplier and ingredient risk to give one overall risk rating? 

 

I am trying to avoid over-complicating this. 



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

Yes and no. I have an approved supplier listing that has just the suppliers and what we purchase from them including any 3rd party certification they have. But each has a separate risk assessment

 

We purchase some "high risk" ingredients, but they are from sound, certified companies. So basically we are saying, yes we recognize that ingredient X could pose a hazard, but here are all the mitigating steps from manufacturer/field to our door (3rd party audits, GlobalGap etc etc)



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

Thanks a million, so helpful!



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:03 PM

A high risk supplier may indicate that their materials may be high risk, also.  However, a material may be low risk but different suppliers are different risk levels.  Example - domestic supplier vs. 3rd world country supplier for spices.

 

A high risk material does not necessarily indicate a high risk supplier.  Example - cleaning fluids would be high risk but the supplier is not high risk.

 

Risk is not just the question of whether the material is contaminated coming from the supplier.  You also need to consider control of high risk materials if they could cause contamination of your machines or products if you don't use the materials properly.

 

So I would recommend keeping supplier risk and material risk as separate risk/hazard analysis.






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