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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...

ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training

ACET Global Consulting LLC, a US-based global food safety organization is now an IFS Academy training provider. ACET Global has personnel and allia...

The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference

Food Safety Live is the world’s first online food safety learning and networking conference. Join us from the comfort of your own office and watch...

New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum, but I had a question about retention sampling. I currently work for a low risk facility, we produce salt and sugar toppings for food and drinks. The shelf life of our pro... more

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Latest Articles

  • 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

  • Compressed Air - How Clean is Yours?
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    Understanding compressed air contaminantsISO 8573-1 identifies the major contaminants of compressed air that can affect the quality in a manufacturing environment where products or machine operatio... more

  • Cornerstone of HACCP
    by Simon - 16 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

    The HACCP Plan is a document which is based upon the principles of HACCP and which delineates the procedures to be followed. The HACCP System is the result of the implementation of the HACCP Plan t... more

  • Food Safety Certification: A Necessary Investment
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    Other issues driving U.S. retailers and manufacturers to focus more on food safety is the increasing complexity of the global supply chain and the large number of products that are sourced from hig... 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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    GFSI Chicken or BRC Egg…which came first? Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - May 05 2015 06:56 PM

    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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