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The Major Contaminants in Compressed Air

The quality of compressed air used in the food industry has come under the microscope recently. As the awareness grows of the critical nature that...

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...

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  • The Major Contaminants in Compressed Air
    by Simon - 17 March 2016 - 03:22 PM

    The 7.2nd edition of the SQF Code states:“Compressed air used in the manufacturing process shall be clean and present no risk to food safety.”“Compressed air used in the manufacturing process shall... more

  • 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

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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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    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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