How do you know you are buying from the right people?
Can you prove that the ingredients you put into your product are safe, that they are legal, that their products are good quality? With a comprehensive supplier assurance system you can.
The problem most businesses face with Supplier Assurance
Say you have an issue with your product and it turns out a specific ingredient is at fault. Can you blame the supplier? Nope. The responsibility still lies with you, the brand. Depending on the scale of the issue, this could mean you are fined, need to carry out a recall, go to court or even go to jail.
Even if you contract manufacture you are still legally required to demonstrate that your contract manufacturer is safe, legal and produces quality product!
Understanding how to vet your suppliers can be daunting. Knowing how to risk assess and develop appropriate audit frequencies does take some know how.
How can Rogue Foodies help you with your Supplier Assurance…
Rogue Foodies have developed a complete pack including Supplier Self Audit Questionnaires, Risk Assessment Procedures and other templates that can be used to assess suppliers of your raw materials or your contract manufacturer/s. Using our materials you can quickly build the evidence you need to carry out a robust risk assessment and develop your own Approved Supplier/Manufacturer List. This is not only a basic legal requirement but is a focus for standards like BRC.
Should you already have a Supplier Assurance System in place we can review this for you, carry out a gap analysis and ensure you are auditing your suppliers at the correct frequency and that your risk assessment is robust.
REMEMBER – IT DOESN’T STOP AT PRODUCING, ARE YOU PROTECTED?
Call Rogue Foodies today on +44 (0)207 923 6925 and find out how they can help you get approved, produce your product and protect your brand.