Supplier Approval Management

Verify the quality of your suppliers – protect your business reputation.

• Supplier Approval verifies the hygiene standards of your suppliers to ensure quality compliance.

• For businesses within the food industry there is a legal obligation to trace and follow all product lots. This includes raw materials, including packaging at all stages of processing and distribution to the end customer.

• Businesses need a robust supplier approval process in place to identify all suppliers and monitor standards.

Why Choose Salsa?
Analyse reports and advise on suitable action.
Monitor multiple suppliers with a robust supplier approval process.
Supplier Approval Management
Questionnaire Design and Distribution.
Ensure suppliers comply with legal standards as well as your own.
Trace and follow all product lots.


Assist – Compliance made simple

Regulations surrounding food safety and health and safety require businesses to create and update numerous documents and records to prove their compliance to local EHO’s and auditors. The ASSIST platform provides a solution for businesses looking to save time and money, and improve the effectiveness of their compliance.

With real time data, users can quickly and easily access documents such as training records, supplier approval records, safety policies, risk assessments and certification.

ASSIST SAQ – Supplier Approval Module

ASSIST SAQ simplifies the supplier approval process by providing users with real time data on supplier approval status, automated alerts on certification expiration dates, and adapted profiles for each supplier. Everything you need to manage your suppliers, protect your supply chain, and your reputation.

ASSIST TRAIN – Training Module

ASSIST Train allows businesses to achieve continuity and streamline the induction process for new employees. The ease of access that this module provides is invaluable for businesses looking to provide evidence of training records during EHO visits or third party audits.

ASSIST DRIVE – Policy, Document and Certification Module

ASSIST Drive is your hub for all compliance based documentation and certification. The module allows you to upload and store your Policies, Risk Assessments and other compliance based documents your team need to access. Assist Drive will also record all of your statutory driven documentation and certification and provide real term alerts when items are due for renewal or expired ensuring your documentation is always up to date.

Find out more and request a free trial of Assist.

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Assist Supplier Approval Module

Everything you need to manage your supplier approval is in one place. No more multiple page paper forms to fill in. Access the approval status of all your suppliers at a glance, offering real-time data. Certifications such as BRC, SALSA, Organic, MSC, Red Tractor etc. are actively monitored and automatically alerted when these are close to expiry.

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CFS Supplier Approval Process

Our team provide complete Supplier Approval Management by ensuring your suppliers meet legal requirements, as well as your standards.

Our administration team will manage:

  • Questionnaire Design and Distribution
  • Response Management
  • Response Reporting

As responses are received and reported, our internal consultant will review the documents to ensure your suppliers are:

  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Meeting your standards and specifications
  • Risk assessment approved

Once the replies have been reviewed by a consultant, a detailed report will be compiled and presented. The report will detail information on all suppliers who:

  • Meet all requirements and can be approved
  • Meet minimal requirements and require further action
  • Require a site audit, either due to unavailable information or as determined by the risk assessment

Our approach to Supplier Approval Management is to provide our clients with the most efficient solutions without unnecessary spend. We work closely with clients to create tailored solutions that ensure compliance is met without excessive spend on time or costs.

For more information on how your business can benefit from Supplier Approval Management, enter your enquiry below or contact us on 08450 267 745.

Woods FoodService

"5* Service provided at all times. Highly recommended."


"We required a third party audit of our catering service and a general Health & Safety audit of our cleaning delivery. CFS worked very closely with TCFM and generated a purpose built audit programme to suit specific issues that we were interested in."

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"We have used CFS to support us with our BRC Storage & Distribution accreditation for several years now. Their approach is always professional but at the same time straight forward and down to earth with an awareness and understanding of what is practical, achievable and compliant for our specific environment. I’ve always found working with them very easy as they are knowledgeable and informative, as well as being helpful and hands on if something needs to be done.
Having successfully guided and supported us through several audits it was therefore a very easy decision to use CFS for their Health & Safety consultancy services too. Once again, the same approach and ethos is applied which is invaluable to small business such as ours.
I’ve also used their online shop to buy both equipment and some e-learning courses. I couldn’t ask for a better service really!"

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"We have been using CFS for the past year and have to say that we are very happy with the service that they have provided. CFS have helped us achieve our goal of becoming a BRC Storage and Distribution certificated business.

Great support, simple and effective solutions, tailored to our needs. Very happy with the service CFS have provides to us and would highly recommend."

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"CFS are a very professional, reliable and dedicated company. We are currently in the process of obtaining BRC and could not have got this far without the help, support and guidance from this company. Any queries we have are answered, any problems we have are resolved and we feel confident that CFS will help us achieve our end goal of BRC and provide us with excellent aftercare. Thank you for your fantastic help so far!"

Kent Dairy
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"We have used CFS for a number of years and find them to be extremely professional whilst also becoming almost like a member of our own staff.
Our business is undoubtedly safer due to the top level of advice and service they provide."

Taylor Foods
Smith and Brock
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"We’ve worked with the guys at CFS for many years now, both in large businesses and now in a small start-up. The CFS team are an extension of our full-time staff. They understand what’s possible and what isn’t and ensure that the solutions & proposals are tailored accordingly. We’ve just had our first audit and I’m pleased to say that we obtained an A with just one minor – which was a faulty temperature probe on the day of the audit.

Matt ensured that the systems in place are suitable for our business and as such they are completed as part of our day to day operation. Forms and processes were drawn up from scratch. Their web based system makes it easy to see who needs a kick and what items are falling behind as the audit was looming."

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Sheringhams Fine Foods
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"Great professional service. Massively helpful with a lot of time for the customer. A fountain of knowledge for all things health and safety and food hygiene."

Sheringhams Fine Foods
First Choice
First Choice

"CFS is an outstanding company, Rob and Matt make my life so much easier regarding BRC. They are always on hand to answer any questions I might have. Totally professional with a friendly response."

First Choice
Premier Fruits Catering
First Choice

"CFS provide a great service, always on hand to help with any issues. Great to work with, I would highly recommend!"

Premier fruits catering
Covent Garden Supply
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"Excellent advice and support, would definitely recommend."

Covent Garden Supply
County Supplies London
covent garden supply

"100% recomend these guys, nothing too small or too big a problem its resolved would never look for a replacement company - they have become part of our team at CSL."

County Supplies London
Oui Chef
covent garden supply

"Great service. Would strongly recomend to anyone looking to achieve BRC Storage and Distribution certification."

Oui Chef
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