The Problem with Test Reports
For distributors the lesson is to know your supplier well. Understand that test reports are only one indication of a good compliance program. There are many suppliers in the industry with rock solid compliance programs that you can rely on. Visit with your suppliers whenever you can, either in person or at trade shows, ask to meet or speak with their compliance officer. Ask what kinds of checks and balances the supplier uses to guarantee consistent, safe and compliant product.
Remember: In a great compliance program third party test reports are just the tip of the iceberg.