We have clients for SQF that have contract manufacturers - SQF provides clear guidelines on the requirements, even if you are SQF or going for SQF or not you should take a look at code section:
2.3.4 Contract Manufacturers
22.214.171.124 The methods and responsibility for ensuring all agreements relating to food safety and customer product
requirements and its realization and delivery are specified and agreed shall be documented and implemented.
126.96.36.199 The site shall:
i. Verify compliance with the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing and that all customer requirements
are being met at all times. Products and/or processes of co-manufacturers that are considered high risk
shall be required to undergo an audit by the site or other third party agency to confirm compliance to the
SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing and agreed arrangements; and
ii. Ensure changes to contractual agreements are approved by both parties and communicated to relevant
188.8.131.52 Records of all contract reviews and changes to contractual agreements and their approvals shall be
I have a development client in September - November that has a number of contract manufacturers for sauces and all of them are being required by the client to be SQF or another GFSI with all requirements met.
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