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    Training Policy and Requirements
    Dory1 - Yesterday, 06:16 PM

    We just finished our desk audit and had a few minor non-conformities, one with regards to training. Auditor stated the Training policy does not fully describe the training that is required for all... more

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    HACCP including Prerequisite Programs Mandatory?
    qalearner - Yesterday, 04:55 PM

    Hi All,    I have recently taken on the responsibility of updating a food safety program for a very small meat further processing facility. We are talking smoked deli meats, jerky, hot do... more

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    What are the requirements for having to register with the FDA?
    brianweber - Yesterday, 04:19 PM

    What are the requirements for having to register with the FDA? We do not package food and we do not ship over seas. However we do make food grade packages. Composite paperboard containers. I have g... more

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    SQF 2.5.6iii - In-house heavy metal testing
    scottsc - Yesterday, 04:03 PM

    Hello all,   Excellent site Simon...Many thanks!!   We are a nutritional supplement manufacturer with the majority of our business being Creatine. We are SQF level 2 certified. The questi... more

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    Food defense implementation
    scoot915 - Yesterday, 04:34 AM

    Hello   For upcoming GMP's certification audit......   I have a food defense plan but am confused as to how I am to document the implementation.   I am listing the following: Pre-ope... more

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    Training Policy and Requirements
    KevinB - Today, 12:22 AM

    I would make it specific to the job description. I would set up a simple spread sheet with the job descriptions down one side and all of the training across the top. then it is just a matter of che... more

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    April 2015: Are you happy with your job?
    KevinB - Today, 12:05 AM

    Hi Simon,   Thank you very much. I am  not leaving QA or the network just leaving my current company. Moving from Dairy to lobster processing company that is looking to to get certified u... more

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    HACCP including Prerequisite Programs Mandatory?
    Charles.C - Yesterday, 08:17 PM

    Charles C. That is what I am trying to figure out. It's early days for me so I am just trying to get a grasp. Not sure what the difference in FSEP requirements is for our provincial processor vs... more

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    HACCP including Prerequisite Programs Mandatory?
    qalearner - Yesterday, 08:12 PM

    Charles C. That is what I am trying to figure out. It's early days for me so I am just trying to get a grasp. Not sure what the difference in FSEP requirements is for our provincial processor vs a... more

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    HACCP including Prerequisite Programs Mandatory?
    Charles.C - Yesterday, 08:09 PM

    Hi qalearner,   So is this outside FSEP's area ? Too small perhaps ?   By "fix"  i meant introduce Prerequisites. more

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    Occurs on: Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    Occurs on: Jul 13 2015 12:00 AM

    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    This month marks the 15th anniversary of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) which was launched in May 2000.According to Wikipedia: “The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between som... more

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