We are working on building our SQF program - and we rent a portion of a warehouse about 40 minutes away.
We have one person staffing our rented portion of the facility, where he is responsible for receiving some raw materials (low risk items) and handling a majority of our shipments. The raw materials and finished goods are shuttled back and forth between our manufacturing facility by our DSD driver in a company vehicle - but when we receive the items in, our warehouse manager on site here at our manufacturing facility receives them in and does an inspection - checks for locks, etc. We also have a document the DSD driver completes recording temperatures, settings, etc to show control of the product while in transport.
Do we need to include the off-site warehouse under our scope to get SQF certification of our manufacturing facility? Will the auditor need to make a trip there? No manufacturing takes place there. The owner of the facility does have a third party audit for the building.
Thanks in advance for insight!