I know that in the past, when we have a vendor we purchase their product through a broker, say, organic canola oil, we required the broker's 3rd party certificate, audit report, or had them complete our risk assessment, and they were responsible for getting the audit report and 3rd party cert from the manufacturer.
However, with the new FSMA PC rules, are we, as the purchaser required to ensure we have these? Also, has anyone run into resistance from manufacturers providing this documentation when the broker asked for it?
In this case, they sent a redacted SQF Cert. It had all the manufacturer info, etc, completely blacked out, to where I could not read any of it.
We just want to make sure we are compliant on our end.