As an industry we are a major contributor of taxes and employment to the UK economy, in return our various government agencies, and I am not bothered who, should be collating this data from around the world, and making it available free of charge to the food industry who can then use their specification management systems and supplier approval management systems to filter what issues may be a food safety risk in their business.
QADEX’s experience indicates that inaccurate supplier information is as high as 40% due to:
Suppliers de-listed by Purchasing but Technical not informed
Staff turnover at supplier sites
Company restructuring / mergers / takeovers / closures
Poor record keeping
Check and update all supplier contact details on a six monthly basis. This half yearly task will pay for itself in time savings by the time your supplier audit records next need updating.