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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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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Danidee - Today, 03:32 PM

    Hello ya'll.  Need some serious help.  Not sure if this question has been asked yet but is it just me or does anyone else understand the colour coding of the requirements?  I would l... more

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    Tool dry room temperature and time
    Mabapa - Today, 02:57 PM

    Dear All,   We are currently in the process of building a dry room for drying of tools (including cleaning tools) and equipment (mostly product contact) after washing them. Can you please assi... more

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    Ready Meal HACCP
    SD1981 - Today, 12:02 PM

    Hi   Has anyone got a ready meal HACCP that they would like to share please?   Thanks in advance   SD more

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    HACCP Registration Questions
    san - Today, 11:40 AM

    I am working in a Bakery production unit in Dubai and it is a new born company. So i wish to implement HACCP and get HACCP certification which is compulsory in UAE for food supply. As a first step... more

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    BRC documents control
    Dimitis - Today, 10:13 AM

    Hi everyone,   I know it might sounds silly, but is there any "rule" of how we specify the documents? for example, HACCP plan might be HP 1.1 Revision 1 Issue date 07/10/2015  and that mu... more

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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Danidee - 26 minutes ago

      Truth be told I like what they’ve done with the detail. It’s been shuffled around a fair bit, which will frustrate those of you who have written and numbered your systems according to the c... more

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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Simon - 30 minutes ago

    Yes you can just read the article and print it.   It's exactly the same content, but not formatted as nice. more

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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Simon - 31 minutes ago

    You won't like me when you get to know me.   At least we have something in common (can't find a packaging emoticon). more

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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Danidee - 32 minutes ago

    Unfortunately I cannot download the PDF format.  I have less than 25 posts I see that there is a breakdown of the differences in the same post you just directed me to.  Is this the same... more

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    Colour Coding in Issue 5
    Danidee - 36 minutes ago

    Thanks a bunch again Simon.  You're my new bestie!! more

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  • 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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    Last month saw a UK broadsheet, The Guardian, alleged a ‘catalogue’ of hygiene failings in the UK poultry industry. The allegations of malpractice related to 2 Sisters’ plants in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, and Scunthorpe, and a farm and abattoir operated by Faccenda.The newspaper claimed undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers revealed how strict industry... more

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