It seems to me that in the last few years, it has become standard for customers to request and expect the full 3rd party (SQF for example) audit report, certificate and corrective action report. I am interested to hear how others handle this - do you provide the full report when asked, or do you use some criteria to decide who you provide it to?
I believe the thinking on this has changed in the last few years. Years ago most companies would avoid providing the full report since there might be some proprietary or confidential information in the report. But now our 3rd party auditor takes caution when writing the audit comments so that the comments are fairly general. Also now, there is a much more significant expectation that companies more fully evaluate their suppliers and one way to demonstrate that is to have a copy of the full audit report. I realize the decision to share or not to share belongs to each individual company, but I am of the opinion that with all of the increased requirements around Food Safety, that it has become a minimum requirement for doing business, and for the most part doesn't cause any harm. Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.