Has anyone filed for a scope exemption?
I'm in another query with management and now consultant who is asking for me to request exemption of our direct contact product from our audit scope. We would then only be requesting certification for indirect contact (secondary packaging) products. It's all run on the same equipment, on the same production floor at the same site.
As I understand, request to exempt product needs to prove that the exempted product does not put audited product at risk. Direct Contact boxes are a higher risk product than the low risk indirect product we want to be audited for. I just don't see how I can prove the need for exemption. SQF told me they would audit the same way because Direct Contact products are being produced, so we should just include it. Your thoughts?