I'm currently participating in our annual SQF audit at a satellite facility that mainly performs repacking with occasional food-contact activities. This facility also maintains and staffs our off-site warehouse for all regional facilities which is approximately two blocks away. The auditor has taken a firm stance on issuing a non-conformance due to the fact that we have not created specific HACCP and/or Food Safety Plans tailored to storing finished product at said warehouse (i.e. transfer receipt, short term storage, and customer shipment). The product is shelf stable and stored in hermetically sealed containers; furthermore, each regional facility has created requisite HACCP / FSP for each product which includes the off-site warehouse as a part of the flow and analysis.
In my mind, there's no value in creating a new plan solely for this warehouse by simply copying the warehousing portions from the parent HACCP plans and pasting them into a new truncated plan. Does our method meet the code requirements, or is his concern justified?