I'm not sure if this is the right board to use for this topic. I'm using a throwaway account for privacy purposes, but I've gotten amazing help from folks here in the past and I'm hoping I can get some again. Here's the cliff notes version of my dilemma: I work for a small company (less than 30 employees, but we pulled 3.5 million in receivables in 2019, we ship across the US and Canada). We make a ready-to-cook product and we've so far never been registered with the FDA as a food manufacturer or been FSMA compliant. Our product is mixed and packaged in a warehouse lacking proper ventilation and air conditioning (in Arizona); employees are trained on zero sanitation measures (we don't even have a sanitizer in the building, everything is cleaned with pinesol or equivalent) and it's only in the last year that we've gotten folks into the habit of wearing hats/hairnets. We even have an "annex" location without running water where select dry ingredients are handled that isn't even registered with the county. On the main location, we do routinely pass our county health inspections, but only narrowly.
We hired someone in 2018 who had compliance experience from a previous job and hoped that he would help us get all this under control but through a convoluted series of events that didn't happen and he quit early in 2019. I stepped up voluntarily to pick up where he left off and have been working devilishly hard to get my HACCP and PCQI certs through AIB, write all our SOPs, create a HACCP plan, etc. For the CEO, this is all a necessary evil in order for him to continue selling (especially now as we have some large national clients interested in working with us, but they're asking for copies of our HACCP paperwork). When I say he could truly care less about why it's important to be compliant, I mean it genuinely. He simply doesn't care.
Early last week the CEO, a sales person and myself had a short meeting about a new client and their requests. Due to our facilities limitations and some pretty clear requirements by the FDA, we are not able to accommodate this request without lead time to make the product to order. I was asked to "find the grey area" so we could "make it work". This made me uncomfortable as I felt he was asking me to lie and/or do something illegally - and I said as much. I was then told "if you can't do it, I will find someone who will".
Since this interaction things have not gotten better and the atmosphere has changed from one of "figure it out, or else" to "you don't know anything and we don't need to listen to you". It's pretty clear I won't be working there much longer and I've been taking steps to see my way out quietly, but I'm concerned about the liability of my name being on all the SOPs and HACCP plan paperwork, which will be completely ignored (and is currently being ignored). I worked really hard to fast-track as much knowledge as I could and get those certs. I don't want to lose them over the CEO's inability to comply. Any/all advice is so so welcome. This whole thing is such a heartbreaking mess. :c