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Understand activities carried out at suppliers

This is obvious, or is it?

Your factory produces processed food all year around so you may have assumed that the mango puree cannery in India is packing mango puree all year round.

Wrong!

Consider the seasonality of fruit and vegetable crops. There may be processing capacity near the crop source which has the capacity to process large seasonal volumes quickly.

Do you know what is being processed out of season and do any out of season activities present risk to the ingredients used by your business?

A QADEX technologist recently visited a seafood cannery. In the warehouse he spotted labels for items used in pet food manufacture. On further investigation it was identified that due to fluctuating volumes of seafood raw material, the site was keeping itself busy canning pet food. Some ingredients used were not fit for human consumption……….. Armed with this knowledge how would your supplier approval process be modified for this site?

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