Hi again all. I have developed a relatively extensive Approved Supplier and Supplier Validation program and all of our suppliers adhere to our written requirements. However, there are some days where our suppliers cannot provide us with product in a timely fashion, and as a small company we have orders to fulfill, at which point the owners simply purchase small quantities of material from a grocery store for use in the product.
I have expressed my concern to them for this as I don't believe it should be allowed, considering the grocer isn't an approved supplier, nor have they provided us with any type of quality documentation for the product being purchased.
Will cause any issues if noticed during an audit? What are everyone's thoughts on this - allowed or disallowed?