For food manufacturers, the safety of finished goods is not only dependent on the ingredients themselves, but also largely dependent on the suppliers used throughout the food supply chain. Having a properly managed supplier program can help to ensure quality is met, and also helps to create great working relationships between manufacturers and suppliers.
One key component to having an outstanding supplier program is having a well-built and well-maintained supplier approval process, especially since supplier verification is a big part of the preventive controls for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and GFSI.
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What you'll learn in this eBook:
Why having a strong supplier approval process is necessary
Elements that make up a strong supplier approval program
How to have one source for all supplier information
How to better monitor and scorecard your suppliers' performance