I have an NC for not listing our legal counsel and expert contacts.
Do we have to have some retainer agreement with these individuals or can i just pick an attorney from the phone book?
We do have legal counsel so i'm not worried about that one, however, I'm not sure executives want to list them. can we just say "yep we have an attorney and we know their phone number and the details are nunya!"
Same question for expert contact. do i have to have an agreement in advance? do they need to know I'm listing them? We don't have one of those on retainer although it is probably a great idea.
Finally my commentary.
Why does SQF continue to insist on auditing this aspect?? They finally rebranded the business continuity as crisis management and rightfully shifted focus from continuation of supply to food safety assurance but they are still going well past their mission by insisting on having our legal counsel's contact listed. Im glad they are looking out for best practices of my company but none of their business in terms of assuring food safety.