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#1 HACCPApprentice


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:53 PM

Hi all. 


I know this has been already discussed in the past but I thought it would be good to get updated information on what audits are costing companies. These prices are getting seemingly unreasonable.


We have a small food processing company, all dried foods, low risk, 1 HACCP/ Food Safety Plan.


The total they want us to pay for an upcoming BRC audit is $7000. They claim it takes 2 onsite days and 1 offsite. I know for a fact that the auditors have everything completed by the end of day 2 because I converse with them about what their activities are. They are doing some work afterhours.


1/2 day travel charge of over $800


Other Fees of $800


That's about $315/hr for auditing and $165/ hr for driving/traveling. Plus the other fees.


Does this seem in the ball park for what others are paying?


Thank you for your Reponses.


Edited by HACCPApprentice, 23 June 2020 - 12:54 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

I could get into the forensic's of how consulting and auditing fees are determined, but that would take a while.

So, I will just say there are a lot of components involved with contracting to for an audit - most people focus on that one person that is doing the audit and negate everything else that is involved.

And there are a lot of things involved with getting that audit completed ans it is a lot more than 1 person.

At our consulting company our rates are fairly close to an auditor rate on a per day basis and while a client may only see me they don't see the people in the office that do admin and research work etc.

All of this boils down to this...

$7000 is reasonable.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:23 PM

My last AIB (GMP) audit was $1,725 and T&E was $1,275.

My last SFSF (Feed) audit was $1,375 and T&E was $616.14


These were both single day audits just outside of a travel hub (Houston).

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:01 PM

That is about what we have paid for GFSI Audits.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:31 AM

For our last BRC audit in February 2020 we paid USD 7948 or EUR 7156  (for 1st day 8:30-17:30 and 2nd day 8:30-17:00).


That's an increase of around USD 300 / EUR 260 from previous year when we had to book with the same CB but in last minute as our previous CB couldn't send auditor who spoke our language.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:24 PM

GFSI audit, price from our CB (SGS):

Re-certification audit, all included - 6,995 CAD

Surveillance audit, all included - 5,525 CAD

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#7 Mathieu Colmant

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:14 AM

Well, I have other prices. But I work in a completely different country.


I suppose there is not a single CB active in the US ? Just ask offers to all of them, and choose the one you want, that will the simplest way to get the best price for your specific situation.

Edited by Mathieu Colmant, 27 June 2020 - 11:14 AM.

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