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.
Supplier approval management is an ever increasing challenge for those operating in the food industry.
Areas of responsibility include
– Supplier risk assessment
– Supplier approval
– Raw material specifications
– Certificates of analysis/conformance
– Intake checks
– Supplier monitoring
– Secondary sites & co-packers
– Packaging controls & packaging migration
As if all of the above was not enough to deal with, current trends of increasing raw material prices are forcing businesses to carefully review suppliers to identify cost savings, sometimes this could result in reliable suppliers with a good history being replaced with new suppliers with little or no history.
A recipe for grey hairs.
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