My facility is 1 of 200 or so facilities. Ours being the first of its kind..
We are the sad duck left to fend for themselves.
With that being said, we run all our suppliers through the national headquarters for approval prior to using.
I am creating our register internally along with our associated online program that houses our approved suppliers.. basically making sure all our suppliers end up on our national database since thats what our current SOP states.
I am working to create some sort of non-conformance matrix on our own suppliers since national does that internally.. rating suppliers low vs high risk.
I've reached out to see if they could give me the template they use as well.
For example.. after several cases of moldy cheese I want to be able to review this supplier on the annual basis and reach a decider if this supplier stays or not.especially since we are left on our own.
I am referencing SQF code 9 Food Manufacturers for Approved Suppliers.