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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:50 PM

Hello, my company "manufactures" food grade vitamins. We do not have our own facility and only use co-packers to manufacture and package our products. Our copackers are SQF certified but my company itself does not hold any certifications. (We are registered with the FDA and do have a HACCP plan.)

 

We have a customer insisting that our copackers certificates will not suffice and that every step of the supply chain needs to be certified FSSC22000 or HACCP certified, including us. To reiterate we are only an office and do not directly touch the product, can we be certified if we do not have a facility? I was under the assumption that only manufacturing facilities can be certified, but want to fact check myself before responding to the customer. 

 

Are the EU laws/standards involving this different than the US laws/standards?

 

Thank you for your time!


Edited by Charles.C, 02 December 2021 - 06:35 AM.
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Posted 01 December 2021 - 01:37 PM

You're right, only manufacturing facility or warehouse/DC are subjects to GFSI certification. What could be audited in the office? Try to convince your customer.



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Posted 01 December 2021 - 04:24 PM

Thanks for getting back to me! 

I am not familiar with FSSC 22000, would it be the same-we would need our own facility?



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Posted 01 December 2021 - 04:31 PM

Yes, you'd need own facility if you'd like to be FSSC22000 certified. I don't think it would be much different with other GFSI schemes.



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Posted 01 December 2021 - 08:31 PM

Yes - you can get certified if you just have an office. Your business would be classified as a Broker or Agent. To see more information on HACCP for Brokers and/or Agents you can check BRCGS - https://www.brcgs.co...ts-and-brokers/

 

You can also check with your local Certification Bodies (like BSI, SGS etc) as they will also be able to perform HACCP audits for Brokers.


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:54 PM

This is great news! We are most likely going to peruse the agents and brokers certification.

Thank you for all the advice, very helpful!






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