Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:33 PM
If you are talking about general suppliers and not contract suppliers (contract suppliers make your product and put it in your packaging thus for all intents it appears to have come direct from your company) they are not required to be GFSI certified (eg - SQF, BRC, FSSC, IFS, etc etc).
Assuming general suppliers you should have a complete audit on file for each one and I am asuming your approval process requires this.
If that is the case and you don't use an alternate method that is allowed by SQF (check the codes) you can either go and do your own audits or commission an auditing company to do it for you and you pay them or your supplier pays for it or you can engage an experienced person such as myself or others to do so on your behalf.
So, you have some choices.
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