First of all I am really happy to see that there is a sub-forum for BRC A&B :)
I have some concerns about product development.
For a broker as we are, what is really considered to be "product development"? We are in the meat business and its quite common that you just call your supplier and ask them to trim the striploin a little bit more or to deliver a new type of product to a customer. I have tried out to use a documented procedure for assessing risks, product specifications, labels etc but it basically just turns out to be a pile of paper without any real use..."Risk assessment already done on ordinary striploin - check!"
Any advice on a good procedure for relatively simple product development that one can use without turning your suppliers crazy? :)