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Within supply chain auditing there has always debate auditor competence and the knock on effect on supplier certification schemes. It is good to see the GFSI tackle this, lets see what the outcomes are.
I know from the work I do every week with progressive technical directors and technical managers that treating food safety as a "non-competitive issue" allows them to sit down, have conversations and move things forward. If food safety becomes a competitive issue some companies may become introverted and we are all worse off as an industry.
A report I read recently from an insurance company indicated that the premium for contamination insurance could be as low as £10,250 for companies £100m turnover and £24,275 for companies with £250m turnover. Margins are tight across the food industry but this seems like reasonable cost insurance for the potential value if something does go wrong.
If the farmer has used a fake product inadvertently and completed all paperwork correctly how would the auditor pick it up.
Interestingly many of the companies that we work with have been starting to look at raw material availability as part of their supplier risk assessment and ensuring that food specs are looked at carefully to ensure that all ingredients have multiple sources.
It would be interesting to see the weightings applied to food safety variables in the cost/benefit decision on returning production to the UK.