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Can anyone provide an example of an Emergency Supplier Approval Program to comply with FSSC 22000, SQF or BRC?


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#1 Seafood Safety 2008

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:29 PM

Hello Al, 

 

Does anyone can provide an example of Emergency Supplier Approval Program to comply with FSSC 22000 (or SQF or BRC)?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

O.C



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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:59 PM

This is my stripped down take on emergency supplier approval:

 

1. If they provide a current GFSI-recognized Certificate then they are immediately approved. Then they have 48 hours to send a COA from an independent laboratory after the material has shipped.

2. If they don't have current GFSI-recognized Certificate, then they have to provide the COA from an independent laboratory before purchasing.



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 11:42 AM

Hi mate,

 

First of all i would like to suggest you to approve more than one supplier for particular material (raw / packaging material etc.).

 

In case of emergency purchase

 

A. Search the suppliers who are certified with any GFSI scheme (BRC, BRC IoP, FSSC, SQF, IFS). Along with the certificate, you must ask for the CoA and the same material shall be tested to verify whether it is complied with you organization's set specification.

 

B. If you dont have the facility for 100% testing of the product, you must ask the supplier for third party inspection of the particular product. in that case you just verify that the lab is IS 17025 certified or not.

 

C. Try to choose supplier located near to your organization, so that personnel from QA or QC team can visit the location of supplier to verify whether the safe practices being followed (This must be performed when the supplier is not certified with any of the GFSI Scheme). In this case you must use a checklist which required information as per the requirement of FSSC/BRC etc.

 

This is the only thing you can do in case of emergency purchase

 

Further information if any highly appreciable 

 

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Bhupendra Sharma 



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 02:58 PM

Hi O.C, 

 

this is what i have in my supplier approval SOP:

 

"In cases where evaluation of a supplier of raw materials or packaging has to be done quickly (e.g. urgent order), only the following will be looked at:

  • certification of the manufacturer
  • GMO free statement
  • Irradiation statement

If the manufacturer is GFSI approved, do not deal with GMO or irradiated materials, purchase order can be placed, and full evaluation process can be carried out afterwards.

In all other cases, the full supplier approval process shall be carried out."

that was enough for both FSSC22000 & BRC.

 

Aurélie 



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 08:30 PM

Hello,

 

Thanks all for the inputs. Here is the preliminary version of this procedure for ingredients/raw materials: 

 

 

Emergency Supplier Approval Procedure
 
In case an emergency supplier needs to be approved for urgent orders, the following procedure needs to be followed:
A. Search for suppliers who are certified with any GFSI scheme (SQF, FSSC 22000, BRC, Primus GFS, IFS) and request them to provide documents below: 
1- GFSI recognized third party audit certificate
2- Product specifications of ingredient(s)   
3- COA(s) of the ingredients from an independent certified laboratory 
After the supplier completely provides the above documents, purchase order(s) can be placed and full supplier evaluation process will be carried out afterwards.
 
B. If suppliers are not certified with any GFSI scheme, they need to be fully evaluated and audited by QA Manager (if they are local ones) and documents below shall be provided before any purchase orders are placed:  
1- Product specifications of ingredient(s)    
2- COA(s) of the ingredients from an independent certified laboratory      
3- GMO free statement 
4- Irradiation compliant statement


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:41 PM

Hello All, 

 

Does anyone can provide an example of Emergency Supplier Approval Program to comply with FSSC 22000 (or SQF or BRC)?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

O.C

 

Hi OC,

 

This topic is considered in both SQF and BRC, eg -

 

SQF8

2.4.4.2  The receipt of raw materials, ingredients, and packaging materials received from non-approved suppliers shall be acceptable only in an emergency situation, and provided they are inspected or analyzed before use.

Guidance -

The receipt of raw materials from non-approved suppliers is acceptable, but only in an emergency situation, and provided  the  materials  are  inspected  before  use.    Records  of  the  use  of  non-approved  suppliers  and  their inspections shall be maintained.

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BRC8

3.5.1.7 The procedures shall define how exceptions to the supplier approval processes in clause 3.5.1.2 are handled (e.g. where raw material suppliers are prescribed by a customer) or where information for effective supplier approval is not available (e.g. bulk agricultural commodity products) and instead product testing is used to verify product quality and safety.
When a site produces customer-branded product, the customer shall be made aware of the relevant exceptions.

Guidance involves addressing requirements such as -

(i) risk assessment of the product itself and potential impact on related products (ii) "100%" material inspection, (iii) Certificates of Analysis, (iv) increased microbiological sampling, (v) reviewed third party report, (vi) documented agreed specifications.


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Charles.C





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