Imagine your system or your supply chain like the links in a chain. You are as strong as the weakest link in this chain. Take for example a company with 10 suppliers. If under specific conditions same for all suppliers their quality system is evaluated from 0-100 (with 100 being the best) what your opinion would be for 9 of them which reach marks above 95? Now ask yourself the same question for the one supplier who barely managed to reach 45! Such hypothetical scenarios constitute reality around us. If you want to know how you suppliers manage food safety and you don’t have internal resources, 2nd party audits is the tool that will help you.