Good morning (or night depending on where you are!), all!
Our CB, Merieux, just reached out to me to schedule our SQF surveillance audit, as well as give us a block of dates for our unannounced re-certification audit at the end of the year.
We are in the very early process of moving into a new building (lease has been signed, but construction to re-outfit the building has not yet started, we are still waiting on permits). We should be (hopefully!) moving into our new building right after the block of dates we were assigned for our unannounced audit. I know we will have to be re-certified after we move into our new building, and have 3 audits in a 12 month period is quite expensive for a small meat processing company!
Does anyone have any past experience trying to move audit dates based on this circumstance? Or any advice on what we could possibly do to cut down on the number of audits/cost involved? My plan thus far is to reach our to Merieux to explain our situation and try to move our unannounced re-certification audit back to after we move into our new building, which should be within 60 days or so of dates given for the re-certification audit.
I appreciate any and all input.