Howdy all. We use a cooking spray as a release agent in our process to prevent work-in-progress from sticking to our equipment. The SQF Code states that specs for all raw and packaging materials, including, but not limited to ingredients, additives, hazardous chemicals, and processing aids shall be documented and kept current (22.214.171.124).
Does a release agent fall into the processing aid category or is it something separate? In the past, we have been told by auditors that because the cooking spray is used as a release agent, we don't need to maintain specs for it nor traceability, however in our most recent audit last week, we received a non-conformance for this in two places.
Any clarification is appreciated!