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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:31 AM

Hi everyone, during our SQF and Costco addendum audit, the auditor requested full audit report for all of our approved ingredients suppliers. I was not able to find it in Costco expectation. Can anyone help me if this is the Costco requirement and where can I find it?

 



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:51 AM

Hope this helps.

From page 10 of the Costco Food Safety Audit Expectations manual. (2017)

 

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:53 AM

Hope this helps

 

Facilities must have an Approved Supplier Program in place to monitor and evaluate all raw material, ingredient and primary packaging suppliers. Raw material and ingredient suppliers must be operating under a HACCP/Preventive Controls program, as per regulatory requirements. Facilities must maintain records on their ingredient/component suppliers, which should include: a current third-party food safety audit (full report), evidence of an established recall/traceability program, and a detailed product specification sheet.



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 12:10 PM

We're also SQF and had the Costco addendum------------SQF already covers the same requirement, I'd be asking the CB to clarify--as in why your existing approved supplier program wasn't sufficient


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 03:23 PM

Hope this helps.

From page 10 of the Costco Food Safety Audit Expectations manual. (2017)

 

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 04:22 PM

The expectation is that you get a full audit from all of your ingredient suppliers via your Approved Supplier Program. That is all he was asking for, just a copy on each one.


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 07:12 PM

I never went through a Costco audit, but I've read the requirements. My understanding of it was that they want certificates for all of YOUR suppliers whos product goes into what you ship to Costco. 



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 07:21 PM

Completely agree with johnmcip - that's what Costco needs. I've gone through several audits, that's what the auditor's always been asking about.



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 08:19 PM

I guess the ambiguity is that the requirements state "third party audit". It does not specify a audit report or a certificate.

Several of our suppliers will not give us the actual audit report without signing a NDA.

 

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 01:52 PM

I guess the ambiguity is that the requirements state "third party audit". It does not specify a audit report or a certificate.

Several of our suppliers will not give us the actual audit report without signing a NDA.

 

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Our process for manufacturing product is completely different than every one of our competition. This, coupled with other reasons, caused our EC to not allow audit reports to be distributed to customers.

We only provide the score/certificate, period.

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 02:58 PM

we got a non conformity according to Costco expectation in supplier approval section. we have our suppliers GFSI certificate but not the full audit report. It seems we must have the full audit report of our suppliers in file.



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 03:03 PM

I think, I depends on the auditor: whenever I had a Costco Addendum audit, I've never been asked for the suppliers' audit reports. 



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 03:03 PM

I guess the ambiguity is that the requirements state "third party audit". It does not specify a audit report or a certificate.

Several of our suppliers will not give us the actual audit report without signing a NDA.

 

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Facilities must have an Approved Supplier Program in place to monitor and evaluate all raw material, ingredient and primary packaging suppliers. Raw material and ingredient suppliers must be operating under a HACCP/Preventive Controls program, as per regulatory requirements. Facilities must maintain records on their ingredient/component suppliers, which should include: a current third-party food safety audit (full report), evidence of an established recall/traceability program, and a detailed product specification sheet.


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Posted 16 June 2021 - 03:04 PM

I meant: IT DEPENDS:) Sorry, always being in rush, doing hundred things at once





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