Not sure if this is the most relevant area to post / tried to find previous topics but struggled.
What do you do if your site is intentionally not complying with a clause / standard?
I was employed into this role to get the site accredited to a particular standard, progress is good and communication is good. I have one particular area (at the moment) where they are not complying with the standard. It is an easy fix, simply a change of supplier / product, however they have decided to intentionally stick with the same supplier and accept that the non-conformance will come. I let them know of my disapproval and they said they would discuss / investigate and come back to me. I was absent for one meeting, and this meeting they agreed / confirmed that they would not be changing supplier and would be staying as is, even though it is non-conforming.
What do I do in this situation?
I am going to have to refuse to issue any procedures / documentation regarding this whole area, and refuse to communicate with the auditor when this area comes up, as I am not knowingly putting my name on something that is non-conforming, nor am I going to try and challenge an auditor when I know it is non-conforming. However, I worry I could get 'disciplined' for not doing my job.
Also, I very much see this as MY food safety management system and therefore, even being aware of it is enough for me to know I am not doing my job to the best.