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#1 Sabear


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:26 PM

We store our product in cold storage at the 3rd party warehouse. Per SQF, do we need to perform audits at this facility like you would a supplier?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:08 PM

This would be a contract service provider, if you still own the product while they're storing it then they're acting either as a contract manufacturer or contract service and apply those sections of the code as applicable.

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#3 Ryan H.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:43 PM

This is a suggestion:

A warehouse is holding your product..

I’d first see if there certified under SQF or another GFSI certification. Ask for the full report.

If not I’d perform a 2nd party audit. If they are certified, you could even consider taking a walkthrough and checking the condition of your product at the site.

best Of luck!

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Ryan Heavner 

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