Im trying to put together a supplier approval program for a distribution company.
They are currently purchasing product from Farms, Processors, and also Distributors.
For their current program they are requiring the following:
Letter of Guarantee
Most recent 3rd party audit
G.A.P audit/ CQM certification (from farmers/ growers only)
COA for food packaging
Certificate of Insurance
I know what i need from the processors and other distributors, but as far as farms go, im not sure what i need and what standards they are being held too. I started looking through FSMA but wanted to see if anyone could give some recommendations.
Im currently only reqesting the G.A.P audit/ CQM certifications from the farmers.
are all farms audited against the GAP's? and for CQM, does every farm have someone certified?
And are the G.A.P audit and CQM an equivalent of each other?
Thanks for the Help!