I have 3 upcoming audits scheduled in Asia -
-One Dietary Supplement manufacturer in Japan. Product is imported to the US
-One Dietary Supplement manufacturer in China. Product is for the China market
-One food Raw Material supplier (Soy Protein), currently for the China market, with potential for use in US products.
-Does anyone have any suggestions for an American auditing in Asia? I will have a company representative with me in both Japan and China for translation.
-What is the best method for document review, as I cannot read the documents? Just have the translator read everything?
-Any suggestions for auditing RM supplier when the product is not necessarily due for the US, but may be? I figure that we will need to audit to US standards, based on the potential, but how to justify observations based on US requirements, when the product is not yet bound for US products?
-Aside form the practical audit, how about etiquette? Anything specific and/or critical to know?