Receiving customer complaints can cause a lot of issues for your business due to the popularity of social media where people can easily share their issues or concerns about your…
With more and more consumers wanting naturally derived food dyes and these being harder to source this highlights a potential risk of adulteration with these dyes what often presents a danger to consumers due to the substitute ingredients used such as Sudan I.
Dealing with supplier audit questionnaires (SSAQ’s) is a time consuming and tedious task but due to its importance in improving traceability and food safety, it cannot be avoided. I am sure many of us are aware of the process involved in the sending out of supplier self audit questionnaires, you send them all out but only a few are received back in a reasonable time.
Keeping up with supplier approval management can be a time-consuming responsibility which puts additional pressure on your own business. The media interest in any horror story means that food safety auditors are paying even more attention to this area. So here are our ten best tips for you:
Why do so many food businesses not have food safety represented at board level?
Why are there suppliers who have not provided the necessary information after months of chasing. * Do they not have the information? * Have they got something to hide? * Are they under resourced in their technical department? * Do they not have a technical department? * Do they not know the source of the ingredient supplied? Based on these reasons, how many of these suppliers can be classed as "low risk"
Keeping up with supplier approval management can be a tricky, time consuming responsibility which puts unwanted pressure on your business. And, due to greater media interest and the increasingly stringent requirements of retailers, it’s an area that’s attracting even more attention from food safety auditors. If you struggle to keep on top of supplier approval and meet the growing demands of customers and auditors then this series to tips which we will be publishing weekly is for you.
QADEX Alert relating to the suspension of National Britannia certification and the effect on supplier approval management systems
Do summer holidays result in increased risks to food safety?
The debate about different food safety standards is not giving enough attention to the large number of food business operators who do not operate to a food safety standard and the distributors of foodstuffs who still adopt a trader mentality without sufficient investment in supplier assurance within their supply chains.