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Cartoon 3 | Unusual and unapproved ingredient sneaks into samples

supplier approval procedure

Our NPD person has returned from their exotic travels and are now busy in the kitchen making up product samples.

Have they:

  • Got a raw material specification for this new ingredient
  • Ensured that your supplier approval procedure has been followed
  • Checked impact on allergen labelling
  • Checked that the product specifications will comply with the retailer brand standards

Fat chance, but that’s not likely to stop them heading off with the business development manager and presenting the samples to the retailer.

The retailer asks if the product can be launched in 12 weeks, the business development manager hasn’t a clue but says “No problemo”

About These Cartoons

QADEX understand the continual pressure that food safety teams are under.

Sometimes what happens is surreal and would be funny, except you are up to your neck and it is hard to see the funny side.

This cartoon is Number 3 in a series of 19 cartoons charting some of the crazy things that happen in the process of launching a fictional hot potato range into a supermarket.

We hope you find some of these cartoons amusing, if you do please share the smiles by clicking the share button on LinkedIn.

Previous cartoons in this series are available on the QADEX LinkedIn page

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