"By Bisi Oladipupo"
Some food businesses do not audit their food suppliers however this is essential for a business. Lets look at an example of why business need to consider auditing their suppliers..
You are a small manufacturer that makes fish products and you order from a certain supplier. One day you get an unexpected visit from your local authority.
The Environmental Health Officer informs you that that you have been buying products from an illegal premises. You are ordered to stop displaying all that you have from this supplier. In addition to that, you are to recall all what you have sold and your business name shows up in national papers of examples of premises that the product has been distributed to.
Can this affect your business?
No food business wants their premises in the national news of examples of where illegal products have been sold. It also leaves the risk of some customers thinking, well ' l wonder what else they sell that is not legal'.
This scenario can be avoided by simply auditing your suppliers. Its not difficult to do. If you require help, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you. A few recent product red alerts highlight the importance of why food businesses need to audit their food suppliers. Details can be found from here: recall1 and recall 2.
Auditing suppliers is a necessity and should be part of your food management systems. Do you need help? Please contact us! we are here for you!