So, your auditor comes in and asks for your supply chain program. You ask, “What is that?”
Welcome to the world of the USDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and/or Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Both require you to have a supplier management program. We will examine some of the requirements based on FSMA, but please realize if you are being audited by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF), the British Retail Consortium (BRC), etc., auditors may ask for additional items in your program. Remember, if you are a dual-jurisdiction facility, you may fall under FSMA. If so, your regulatory burden just got a lot bigger.