Back in February I was being audited by our organic certifying body (QAI). During the mock recall portion I encountered something I hadn't yet so far in this line of work.
The auditor had us do both a lot trace as well as a mass-balance type audit (which they call an In / Out audit). I am familiar with the concept of In / Out and the purpose for doing this type of mock recall,The auditor was plugging info into his laptop as we did the audit - and when it came to reporting finished cases of product and such, I was asked to give him the information from the recall all in a single unit (It ended up being pounds)
After some serious number crunching I was able to report all of the specified fields in a single unit....
However... the other facility that I am responsible for does not have the data needed to do this as readily available (our gal/case and lbs/case is right on our batching sheets)
The auditor that we had said that this is a typical manner of reporting recall information and if I hadnt seen it before I had better get used to it because it was common and more auditing bodies were using this style of reporting. He kinda seemed a little sketchy though.
So i am writing to you all, to see how true that statement is and if I should practice reconciling my recalls using a single unit.