As I'm frantically trying to pull together a FSMS from scratch to meet a June deadline, I've been relying heavily on the SQF Ed. 8 guidance documents. The further I get into the code, I'm noticing that the guidance seems to expand on the code and introduce additional "must haves". I know that the guidance is not auditable, but I find myself wondering if that is going to be a legitimate defense.
Specifically looking at section 2.6.3 Product Withdrawal and Recall which simply states that we have to "identify those responsible for initiating, managing, and investigating a product withdrawal or recall". The guidance goes to say that we "must have a management committee in place" with "senior management involvement" and "departmental and division managers with the authority to make decisions". To me those are 2 different things. We are a very small company with 10 employees and cannot realistically meet the "requirements" outlined in the guidance.
Any insight is welcomed.