You said in part:
"But the conversation very quickly turned into a sales pitch for the software that our former consultant group, who is associated with our CB, had sold us in the past. We decided this year not to go with the software, and we have been working really hard to make sure we have everything we need, but I was told that without the software, our audit would be a "bloodbath." I was told that our last few audits were not "real SQF audits," though we were certified every year. I don't know what to make of that statement!"
I am so sick and tired of hearing about B A D Certifying Bodies.
We've been in SQF as consultants and auditors for over 15 years now and know a few things --
I see garbage like this and it's got me up, waving my arms at you and screaming - FILE A COMPLAINT WITH SQFI RIGHT NOW.
Give a verbatim response from the CB, everything they said, names, etc.
If this happened to a client of ours I'd be telling them to dump the CB, file a complaint, tell SQFI you want another CB.
Please don't allow anyone from this CB to ever come to your facility again - you will not get a fair audit - this is a bad company.
I am sure SQFI would be very interested in this part... "I was told that our last few audits were not "real SQF audits" ---- and then right after chatting with SQFI I would be contacting my attorney and demanding full reimbursement from the CB for all of their services - if the audits weren't real - why did you have to pay anything?
Yeah, I'm hot!
Edited by SQFconsultant, 06 August 2020 - 07:14 PM.
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