Do you really, I mean really know where your ingredients are coming from? Is your broker honest with you? Do you have letters of guarantee, independent lab analysis?
With so many ingredients being shipped from overseas, it is something to be prepared for.
If you are looking to chose a certification body for any of the GFSI audits, we recommend you pick one that offers the best customer service.
When you enter into the process with a given certification body, you will be asking them a lot of questions. A lot. Pick a certification body that will get back to you in a timely manner since you are probably under some sort of deadline.
There are a few certification bodies that are good at customer service. There are some that aren’t.
Please visit us in our booth at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) show in Portland Oregon, July 25-28, 2015. When people come by and visit, it really makes the time go by quicker, because the last two days we are standing there for 8 hours each day. We can talk about food safety stuff, FSMA, GFSI, baseball, your family vacation, whatever. Our booth number is 549.
Please come by to help our feet.
ASI Food Safety
More details on the IAFP here.