What happens if a certification body requests corrective actions based on their review of an operation’s self-assessment? Who pays for that?
For Option A1 and A2 program participants, the certification body’s review of their completed self-assessment could trigger further activities: either requests for corrective actions, or a triggered audit. In both cases, the fees charged by the certification body for the follow-up on corrective actions and the triggered audit are borne by the operation. If an operation is responding to requests for corrective actions from their certification body, they should use the Corrective Actions Report and include information on the action taken to correct the issue, any supporting evidence (if needed) and date of implementation.