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Is an SQF audit acceptable instead of a GAP Canada audit for suppliers?

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#1 SQF-123

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 12:21 PM

Hi Guys!

 

Ive just been asked by a customer to provide GAP audits for our suppliers (we manufacture agricultural products) and we complete GMP audits. To my Canadian friends, can this still be an SQF audit or does this mean I need to provide a GAP Canada audit?

 

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 02:42 PM

I'm sadly not a Canadian (you have much better mountain biking than us :ejut:), but as SQF is GFSI-benchmarked, I'm struggling to envisage a customer not finding it acceptable. Nonetheless it's been my experience that customers can have some very strange ideas, so I'd check with them.



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Posted 20 August 2020 - 03:04 PM

I'm sadly not a Canadian (you have much better mountain biking than us :ejut:), but as SQF is GFSI-benchmarked, I'm struggling to envisage a customer not finding it acceptable. Nonetheless it's been my experience that customers can have some very strange ideas, so I'd check with them.

Yeah this is what I was thinking. Because a SQF audit, being the agricultural code, would mean that they would follow GAP right?



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Posted 20 August 2020 - 06:17 PM

From what I read - it may be if your suppliers are audited to Canada GAP - all you  need is to provide a copy of the certification they have - If they are US sourced then you would request any Global GAP audit certification - probably the customer doesn't understand the myriad of certifications out there?







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