Have a question in regards to supply chain applied controls for animal feed and hope to get some input from the community. We are a dry blending facility and sometimes we use a dry dairy protein in our product, for instance dry skim milk.
Now we will just blend this raw material with other raw materials from other suppliers. This will then be bagged and shipped to customers. We do not heat treat this product nor do our customers.
To me, there is a big risk associated with Salmonella contamination from the dry milk product (i.e. sever illness can occur, likelihood is high). The high risk assessment is mainly due to the fact that we are not controlling the hazard in the facility by heat treatment.
In my opinion we should have supply chain applied controls for this product because of the high risk and since we do not control it.My question is does this seem reasonable or is it an over reaction? Also, does anybody have an example of a process and raw material where a supply chain control is implemented? I can't find a lot of examples online of raw materials where people implement a supply chain applied control.
Thanks for the help