One of our long-standing suppliers has recently returned their questionnaire to us only to state that they do not have HACCP documentation in place. They are a fresh produce (unprepared/non-pre-packed) wholesaler who source their product from Covent Garden market in London. It goes back to their warehouse before being picked to order and delivered to us on their own vehicles. A lack of HACCP concerns me greatly as it is not only desirable but, as far as I was aware, a legal requirement for FBOs of all natures. I don't want to go back to the supplier with questions or demands until I know the context in which I'm working which is why I've put this question out to the community first.
Our supplier approval policy states that a supplier must have food safety certification in place OR have completed a questionnaire if there is no accreditation. This supplier has no FS accreditation.
Is there something glaringly obvious that I'm missing here? Is there some kind of loophole that means they don't actually need to have HACCP? Seems pretty peculiar to me.......
Thanks in advance,