I work for a plant that has a contract manufacturer- last year we had them fill out a form/contract confirming compliance with our requirements, and also had them third party audited but not to SQF standards just a basic GMP audit. The new SQF code version 7.2 in 188.8.131.52i now says that the supplier must "Verify compliance with the SQF Code" whereas it used to just say verify that all customer requirements are being met.
Does anyone know what that means - do the contract manufacturers now have to follow the SQF code in full? And how would one 'verify compliance' --- since in the same section it says products and/or process of co-manufacturers that are high risk need an audit by the supplier or third party. So if not high risk, what is required for verification if not an audit?
Would greatly appreciate anyone's feedback on this. Thanks in advance!