I'm hoping there is someone out there in a similar situation that can offer some insight on how to manage finished product specifications when you produce 100's of finished product items. We are a confections and snacks plant producing many types of enrobed products, nuts, and popcorn, all sold in many different ways (bulk, multiple retail units, customer specific units, etc).
Do auditors for SQF want to see specs that include packaging used or is it sufficient to develop a spec for each TYPE of product (cheese popcorn, chocolate covered cream, etc) that states micro limits, weight specs, production requirements, etc. and not include packaging? As a side note, for some customers we do fill out their spec sheet and agree to the spec for their specific product.