We are a company specialised in the manufacturing of thermoformed and injection moulded packaging. Our raw materials for thermoforming are bought directly from the manufacturer and most of them have a GFSi recognised certificate. The raw materials for injection moulding are bought via brokers. The identity of the manufacturers is well known and so far no problem, however none of the manufacturers has a GFSi recognised certificate.
Several attempts by me and our management were done to get the supplier questionnaire completed, to obtain a copy of the audit report and to get a traceability test done but so far no results. What else can be done ? Adapt the scope to exclude them is not an option; adapt the risk category is difficult to explain to a BRC auditor: The materials are intended to come into contact with food. .
Has anyone experienced the same; how can we solve this? Changing supplier is not possible as we already collaborate with several manufacturers and they all react more or less in the same way.