A little background- I am employed with a small company, less than 30 employees. Daily operations are directly handled by the owners (2). There are two office personnel, the remainder of the employees are involved in production-of them there are 3-4 supervisors. I am the only QA person- confronted with the task of initiating, implementing, undergoing an audit, and hopefully the end result will be a good score and a certification!
This will most likely be the first of many question from me...
I am working on the materials register and was hoping for some clarification. (specifically referring to 18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124).
Firstly, do we need one of each-a specification, a letter of guarantee, and evidence of a third party audit? Or will one of the three suffice?
If all are required, will things like an organic certification be adequate for a third party audit?
Additionally, with raw ingredients (ie rice, beans, ect), obviously these specs will vary from crop to crop, shipment to shipment. Must this be accounted for each and every time a different shipment is received?
This whole thing is very daunting. I am hoping my employer will send me to a SQF certification course so I can add formal training to my working knowledge. (!)
Thank you all in advance for your help! This is a very useful site, and I appreciate it's existence!