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    Food markers -does non-toxic mean food-safe ?
    Charles.C - Today, 02:34 AM

    Dear All, I opened this topic after some unsuccessful researching for this OP – http://www.ifsqn.com...-crayonmarker/# I enclose 3 quotes to illustrate the nature of the problem -... more

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    Piloting new equipment, but not keeping it? HACCP need changed?
    it_rains_inside - Yesterday, 09:37 PM

    We are going to be starting a new product line (maybe.. we are totally in the beginning phases), and for this, there is a prototype machine being built for retail for this product.    We... more

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    How would I verify my HACCP Plan for new product?
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    Hi,   How would I verify my HACCP Plan for new product? Do I have to maintain some checklist for new product verification and validation? What points should be checked during verification? Ple... more

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    Cheese Marking Crayon/Marker
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    Hey all,   I work in the QA department for a large cheese manufacturing company. We are looking for potential suppliers for cheese marking utensils (crayons, markers, etc.) that are food safe... more

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    Metal Detector Reject Systems - Alternatives to "isolate"
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    Control of nonconformity / unsafe product
    Tony-C - 3 minutes ago

    Hi All, Simply i am confused between Nonconformity product and unsafe product what is the different between them?   Thanks   Hi Omar,   Further to the previous posts relevant sec... more

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    How would I verify my HACCP Plan for new product?
    Charles.C - Today, 03:35 AM

    Hi,   How would I verify my HACCP Plan for new product? Do I have to maintain some checklist for new product verification and validation? What points should be checked during verification? P... more

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    Piloting new equipment, but not keeping it? HACCP need changed?
    Charles.C - Today, 03:15 AM

    Dear it-rains-inside,   "Finalized"  Hazard analyses are typically regarded as based on a risk assessment referenced to any (finished) product as received/prepared/consumed by the custome... more

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    Cheese Marking Crayon/Marker
    Charles.C - Today, 02:18 AM

    Maybe this can help ww.markingpendepot.com/safe-marknsfmarkerforfoodareas.aspx   Dear Scampi,   Good try (thks) but afai could see, the nearest offer is categorized as -   NSF ce... more

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    Help in Foreign objects removal
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    Decoding Food Safety Validation & Verification Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Jan 21 2015 07:29 PM

    This subject of validation and verification is right up there in the list of food safety areas which cause the most confusion among members and the variety and often conflicting definitions and requirements in food safety certification standards as to what should be validated, what should be verified and what should be done to meet the criteria for validation and verification only adds to the c... more

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