As we all know one of the biggest PAINS in food business is the food supply chain. I am trying to find and know the correct procedure in place to stay in compliance with federal regulations. Any help would be appreciated.
So we purchase candies from a supplier. These candies are either in bulk not individually packaged (gummy worms) and some come in bulk but individually packaged (packaged lolipops. both of these types go in bags, which is done by us. (so some go in primary packaging and some in secondary.
This supplier buys it from an IMPORTER. This importer is in the USA and they buy from their company in Mexico. So it really is the same company in Mexico in USA but they have their office here where they import it from their manufacturing site in Mexico.
Manufacturer (Mexico) - Importer (USA)- Buyer from Importer (USA) - Then us.
So we dont get any COAs of these candies. The buyer from the importer say they dont require their importer any documentation (weird since importer must follow FSVP). So in turn I am not receiving any COAs of these candies! And I need to! It's frustrating since importer should request them from the manufacturer and they must be forwarded down the supply chain leading to us, CORRECT?
Any help on what I can do?? Has anyone been in this situation? Any regulation maybe I am missing on these candies?