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Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology

Organizations spend a fortune on employee training. Organizations spent an additional fortune on quality failure: customer complaints, loss of bus...

BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis

Issue 5 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials was published July 2015 with the new set of requirements coming into force...

TACCP & VACCP Demystified!

One of my main lines of work at the moment is helping my manufacturing clients complete their TACCP/VACCP study. The understanding within the indus...

How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels

The main goal of food safety agencies worldwide is to protect consumers from food products that are potentially harmful to their health. For that r...

Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey

We asked the IFSQN members to share their experience with product recalls and withdrawals within their businesses. Below are the main findings alon...

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    Understanding the FDA Sanitary Transportation Regulations
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    File Name: Understanding the FDA Sanitary Transportation RegulationsFile Submitter: SimonFile Submitted: 12 Feb 2016File Category: Food Safety Fridays Presentation slides from the Food Safety Frid... more

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    Hi guys I am Ashique. Basically an Indian.currently working in uae as a food safety officer in baking industry.I would like to hear more useful things from you.... Thanking you more

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    Generally Accepted Quality/Food Safety Audit
    AB Perkin - Yesterday, 02:53 PM

    Does anyone has a full list of all the acceptable systems of audit that a food business might use to audit their Food safety and Quality systems? I have already SQS, IFS, BRC, AIB, GFSI. What else?... more

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    Hai guys,     Is FSSC 22000 Manual downloadable? Do you happen to know any sites that offer free download or where I can buy the whole manual?   Really need some help    ... more

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    Joachim Bergquist Introduction
    Joachim Bergquist - Yesterday, 09:19 AM

    Product Quality Manager at a BRC food safety certified fish processing factory in Sweden. HACCP-team leader, experience in allergen managent, gluten free production, claims handling, staff training... more

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    Why are Metal Detectors Poor for Stainless Steel
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    Good point, JohnWheat.   X-ray machine can give you better results on SS detection than the metal detector, but even an X-ray machine has limitation and if the thickness of the SS wire is less... more

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    Will ISO/TS 22002-4:2013 replace PAS 223?
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    Acceptable Limits for Micro Swabbing
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    Hi to all... I work in the spice mixes and masala curry mix processing industry. need to set the critical limits for both equipment hygiene and also personnel hygiene. i have searched for the swab... more

Latest Articles

  • Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology
    by Simon - 20 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

    The theoretical backgroundWe assume that if everyone were to do exactly what they were supposed to do, we would achieve the results we expect to achieve. Obviously, this assumption is not always tr... more

  • BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis
    by Simon - 02 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

    What is the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials?The BRC Global Standard for Packaging was originally published in 2001 to protect consumers and provide a common auditing and c... more

  • TACCP & VACCP Demystified!
    by Simon - 25 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

    TACCP is 'Threat Assessment & Critical Control Point'VACCP is 'Vulnerability Assessment & Critical Control Point'It's unclear how long the terms TACCP and VACCP have been around. The standa... more

  • How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels
    by Simon - 22 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

    One example is the United States where food producers sometimes can’t be quite sure whether their food product is subject to federal regulations, state laws, both, or if they are exempt altogether... more

  • Introducing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard
    by bacon - 21 October 2014 - 07:32 PM

    Personally I have not dealt directly with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard but, as seafood commodities are over 90% of globally traded foodstuffs and BAP is GFSI benchmarked, I felt it... more

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  • Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey
    by Simon - 08 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

    Link to the Full Survey ResultsMain Findings:Over half of the 70 respondents had experienced at least one product withdrawal or product recall within their businessOver 1/3 of these withdrawals or... more

  • ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

    ACET Global Consulting will deliver IFS Academy implementation training programs including IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS PACsecure, and many more. With approved trainers, as well as certified audito... more

  • The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

    Food Safety Live 2015The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual ConferenceThis year's Food Safety Live online conference consists of a series of four interactive live debates with a... more

  • New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications
    by Simon - 01 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

    The new Thermo Scientific Q Exactive GC hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap GC-MS/MS instrument represents the first-ever commercial system offering a combination of gas chromatography and HRAM Orbitrap mas... more

  • The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017
    by Simon - 05 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

    The need for change was highlighted by a 2014 consultation among users of the standard which identified some gaps, confusion and repetition that required some clarification and improvement. The con... more

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    Internal Auditor: BRC

    Occurs on: Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

    Internal auditing is a key component of any food safety and quality management system. It is also a mandated requirement of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and a key tool in the effective m... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 - Understanding the Requirements

    Occurs on: Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

    This course helps you understand the general principles and requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, such as fundamental clauses and statements of intent. You will learn h... more

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    FDA Approved Training: FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

    Occurs on: Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

    Designed for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) this course meets the FDA requirements for FSMA training. A PCQI is a professional who can manage a Food Safety Plan at a facility... more

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    CanadaGAP Auditor Training

    Occurs on: Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

    The CanadaGAP Auditor Training program has a pre-course assignment therefore registration will close 2 weeks before the course start date. This five-day course is designed to train potential a... more

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    HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs

    Occurs on: Feb 29 2016 12:00 AM

    A HACCP prerequisite program is the foundation for a comprehensive food quality system and provides the building blocks for HACCP plan development. In order for your HACCP system to be successful,... more

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Understand the requirements for importers and exporters and plan your steps to assure timely compliance with the new food import requirements. FDA’s rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVPs) for Importers of Food was finalized in November 2015 and compliance dates for some businesses begin in May 2017. The rule r... more

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    New Revision of the Food Hygiene & Safety Gospel in the Pipeline Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Oct 15 2015 08:46 PM

    In November 2014, the 46th committee session agreed to establish an EWG led by France and Thailand, to review the General Principles of Food Hygiene (GPFH) including the Annex on HACCP and identify any need for updating and review. The CODEX COMMITTEE ON FOOD HYGIENE 47th Session takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America on 9 - 13 November 2015. Agenda Item 8 of this m... more

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