I just recently conducted a Food Safety Audit of a FSSC 22000 certified Bottling Plant.
I noticed that only a written Certificate of Analysis (CoA)is given by their customer.
The CoA states that Syrup A and B are safe to use per their company product specifications.
I believe that the Bottling Plant is non-compliant per PAS 223: 9 Purchased materials and services.
Per PAS 223: 9 Purchased materials and services
Raw materials shall be inspected, tested or covered by CoA/CoC to verify conformance to specified requirements prior to acceptance or use. The method of verification shall be documented.
There is no way for them to verify that the ingredients/chemicals used in Syrup A and Syrup B is within product specifications.
Your comments are highly appreciated.