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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...

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...

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    Our lab coats dont have pockets, so my question is about the pockets underneath the lab coat. Are employees allowed to have wallet, keys .. in the pockets underneath the lab coat? Thanks, Mike more

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    File Name: Safe Food vs. Healthy FoodFile Submitter: SimonFile Submitted: 04 Sep 2015File Category: Food Safety Fridays Presentation slides from the Food Safety Fridays webinar conducted by Vladim... more

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    How to set up a risk assessment risk rating?
    kylin1233 - Yesterday, 04:36 PM

    Hello,   I have a question about risk assessment for BRC. How do you guys set up the risk rating ? Is risk rating before the control or after the contro? Does BRC have specific requirement for... more

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    Supplier Communication Re: Supplier Approval Process - SQF
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    How to set up a risk assessment risk rating?
    Charles.C - Today, 07:32 AM

    Hi kylin,   Not quite sure if you are referring to haccp or in general ? or a specific BRC paragraph ?   For haccp, there are a few threads on this forum discussing such. afaik, the parti... more

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    Metal Detector - Pre-Requisite or CCP
    Charles.C - Today, 06:51 AM

    I have some doubts that a routine MD/worst case configuration could even detect a 1-2 mm diameter ferrous sphere in the middle of a 55lb bag of flour, never mind expel it from a conveyor belt. more

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    BRC V7 Basis of risk?
    Charles.C - Today, 06:45 AM

    Hi David,   I admire yr confidence in predicting BRC’s expectations.   This little, vaguely BRC-related, snippet might assist yr theory –  metal detection.pdf   102.84KB... more

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    Hand Dryers? Bradley AV30 Soap, Sink and Dryer all in one
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    I suggest you share these posts with your management team.    We also had air dryers in some of our restrooms, not production areas just restrooms, and we had them removed.  We did s... more

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    Metal Detector - Pre-Requisite or CCP
    Tony-C - Yesterday, 06:38 PM

    Hi Sriram,   You are talking about all general metal hazards not being removed by the metal detector in all eventualities.   There would not be an expectation of that even if it is a CC... more

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  • 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

  • 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

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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
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    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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    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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