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Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification

To assist all BRC Food certificated sites BRC Global Standards commissioned The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess the BRC Global Standard for Food Safe...

Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules

A recent comparison of the FSSC 22000 Certification scheme against the FSMA Final Preventive Controls (PC) Rule for Human Food concluded that there...

Adding Value to an Internal Audit System

Internal auditing is included in Food Safety Management Requirements of the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition Version 6.4 and as such is a compu...

The Solution to a Combined HACCP & HARPC System!

On first glance HACCP and HARPC may look similar. But be warned, no matter what you may have been told, they are not!  There are key differenc...

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...

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    adequate separation between raw and RTE foods
    Sussy - 30 minutes ago

    Is a good sanitation procedure and time difference adequate for separation between raw and RTE food prep?   I found this paper from the UK. Is there anything in the US to validate sanitation a... more

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    Introduction Margreet
    Margreet - Today, 07:54 AM

    Hi all,   just a quick intro. I am Margreet and since about 1 year I am working for a Dutch further poultry processor, as quality manager. With previous suppliers I have worked 5 years as qual... more

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    Introduce myself
    Chatchanee - Today, 07:39 AM

    Hello,   I am Chatchanee. I am new in IFSQN.    I work as regulatory and technical in juice company.   The field is UHT process, the new field for me.   Wish this site can... more

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    Change Management for a Food Manufacturer
    sue.c - Today, 05:10 AM

    Hi There,   Wondering if anyone has a good and simple change management SOP and template relevant for food manufacturing they can send me which covers changes to processes, equipment, product... more

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    Training of Personnel Corrective Action for Verification and Validatio
    RajaBD - Yesterday, 10:58 PM

    I was wondering if anyone would help me to provide Training of Personnel; Corrective Action Sample for SQF Validation or if you have any other samples.  Thanks     Type ... more

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    adequate separation between raw and RTE foods
    Sussy - 9 minutes ago

    I think I found it.... this should be accepted by all. I would appreciate your thoughts on this more

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    Integrated ISO 9001:2015 with ISO 22000:2005
    Charles.C - Today, 05:12 AM

    addendum   a claimed integrated manual is linked here -   http://www.ifsqn.com...cp/#entry103758 more

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    Integrated ISO 9001:2015 with ISO 22000:2005
    Charles.C - Today, 04:50 AM

    Thank you for the comments... Our product is instant coffee, yes we need to implement ISO 22000:2005 system. But in or country, our product (instant coffee) must be certified. One of the requirem... more

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    Integrated ISO 9001:2015 with ISO 22000:2005
    lini anggraini - Today, 04:07 AM

    Thank you for the comments... Our product is instant coffee, yes we need to implement ISO 22000:2005 system. But in or country, our product (instant coffee) must be certified. One of the requiremen... more

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    90% Allergen Storage
    Charles.C - Today, 02:44 AM

    hi marie,   Based on other threads in this forum, I think Costco typically do specify their requirements. "Somewhere". Whether the information available is sufficiently comprehensible to be us... more

Latest Articles

  • Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification
    by Tony-C - 15 August 2016 - 07:51 PM

    BRC Food Safety Standard was first published in 1998 and was Food Safety Standard to be benchmarked by the GFSI. The current version of the standard is Issue 7 which was published in January 2015.... more

  • Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules
    by Tony-C - 09 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and compliance dates (See Appendix 4) for some businesses begin in September 2016. Key Requirement... more

  • Adding Value to an Internal Audit System
    by Tony-C - 07 June 2016 - 06:13 AM

    Internal Auditing Let’s start with an Audit Definition from ISO 19011:* A systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to dete... more

  • The Solution to a Combined HACCP & HARPC System!
    by Simon - 02 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

    Understanding the Differences There are some fundamental differences between HACCP principles and the HARPC requirements, a couple of the most controversial may be that the Preventive Control... more

  • 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

Latest News

  • 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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  • Assessing suppliers through routine and non-routine audits

      Taking Place: 02 September 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Most companies have produced guidelines and specific codes of practice which detail the management control system that they expect to find in their suppliers... more

  • Root Cause Analysis, how science can help us with the investigations

      Taking Place: 23 September 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    It is commonly known that root-cause analysis can be done with tools like the 5 Whys or Cause-and-Effect Analysis. The advantage of using these tools is that... more

  • Risk Assessment under BRC

      Taking Place: 14 October 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Did you know that the BRC Food Standard refers to risk assessment nearly 100 times, but offers almost no advice on how these risk assessments should be carri... more

  • Becoming a Food Fraud Detective

      Taking Place: 04 November 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    As part of a TACCP system, analytical methods to detect food fraud are becoming increasingly important. Food fraud has existed for as long as there have bee... more

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Taking Place: 02 September 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Most companies have produced guidelines and specific codes of practice which detail the management control system that they expect to find in their suppliers of branded goods. They also define the conditions of the structure and equipment that is necessary to comply with legal requirements and ensure product safety consistent... more

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Taking Place: 21 Sep 2016 - 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

This Supplier Auditor Training webinar is suitable for those wishing to conduct audits of suppliers either to evaluate a new supplier’s ability to meet your contractual/food safety & quality requirements or to re-evaluate an existing supplier’s performance. In the first part of the training participan... more

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    Using Trend Analysis to Reduce Complaint levels Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Oct 09 2014 05:51 AM

    I’d like to start off my latest blog by quoting an interesting section in SQF Guidance regarding complaints: ‘Customer complaints provide an important measure of how well the SQF System is performing. By accurately recording customer complaint types, a supplier can objectively measure changes in their management system and show improvements in a process. Customer complaints may also show t... more

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