I hope I'm in the right place to ask this particular question
I am working with a Gelato business that adds chocolate beans as decoration after the pasteurisation process, so a real potential there for cross contamination.
The company supplying the beans is a BRC accredited business, they have sent a rather dubious looking flow diagram outlining their process.
We have been asked by the EHO how we know if the chocolate beans are safe to eat? ,,, Are we required to do some lab testing ourselves or can we ask our supplier for their lab results?
It is my understanding that the EHO want validation of our supplier processes? .. If we conduct the tests ourselves, are we not verifying rather than validating?
Could someone please clarify ... any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Kind Regards & Thanks