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.
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.
Edited by Tresa, 16 June 2021 - 03:09 PM.