I am currently gathering information from several C.B.'s for our first SQF level 2 Audit. As I am corresponding with them, in order to get an accurate quote, I am asked EVERY TIME "Have you had a Gap assessment?" When I respond that I had chosen to do this on my own, they proceed to pressure me into thinking that this is an absolute must.
We are a small dairy facility and like most, do not wish to spend unnecessarily. As I see it, if our programs, policies and procedures are carefully implemented and working - what more can we do?
Please let me know if you are out there and have accomplished this feat without the Pre assessment (or the help of a consultant!) I APPRECIATE IT!