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Romer Labs Listeria Test System Achieves AOAC Certification

Romer Labs today announced that its RapidChek® Listeria NextDay™ test system earned Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC...

Feed Additives Needed to Combat Mycotoxins

The rationale for using feed additives to combat the multi-mycotoxin occurrence in animal feedstock emerged during the eighth World Mycotoxin Forum...

GFSI Announce Consultation for SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the SQF Extension of Scope for St...

FSA Survey of Allergen Labelling

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently conducted a survey examining allergen advisory labelling on pre-packed processed foods sold in the UK....

Consultation launched for BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5

As part of the natural review cycle of the BRC Global Standards suite the BRC have recently released the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Pack...

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    What is a reasonable target for a zone 3 swab at preop?
    marnac - Today, 05:56 PM

    What is a reasonable target for a zone 3 swab at preop ?   We are looking at <100 cfu sq in for Zones 1 and 2 but not sure if this is a reasonable specification for Zone 3. ... more

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    Happy Monday!
    Snookie - Today, 05:46 PM

    I know I like to live dangerously....but hey its a short week for many of us in the US and I am looking forward to Thursday off.....sooooo for your viewing pleasure...... I submit the following....... more

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    Advice for Removing Mold Toxins
    anamusic11 - Today, 01:32 AM

    Hi!   I'm new to this forum and was hoping to get some advice on dealing with mold toxins. I often buy food in bulk, and even if I store and preserve early on, some will either develop mold, o... more

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    18 inch rule
    suzieq0112 - 22 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

    Hello All,   I have read the modules of the SQF code that apply to Storage & Distribution.  My boss insists there is a rule regarding pallets being stacked no closer than 18 inches to... more

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    CAPA Electronic System
    tolson - 21 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

    Looking for any advice in a Software/ Program to manage Corrective/ preventive Actions. Currently using excel Log and  forms, which make this system  time consuming and so manual when rev... more

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    Hi from Malaysia
    Hazira - 21 November 2014 - 06:59 AM

    Hi everyone,   I am from disposable plastic cutlery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is honoured to join this group and thanks many of you for the tips and knowledge i've received from here. We just... more

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    HR Related Procedure for BRC Packaging
    Hazira - 21 November 2014 - 06:47 AM

    Hi all,   I am from disposable plastic cutlery manufacturer. Right now i am reviewing my human resource procedures which is the training procedure and recruitment procedure. Is there anyone th... more

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    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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    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

    FSSC 22000 Accredited CertificationThe Foundation for Food Safety Certification announced late last year that accredited FS22000 certification will be allowed from January 1, 2011. All certificatio... more

  • A Ten Step Guide to the BRC Food Safety Standard
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    The 10 Fundamental requirements of BRC:Management Commitment and Continuous Improvement Clause 1 – Senior management need to demonstrate commitment to meeting the requirements of the BRC standard b... more

  • Implementing a Food Safety Management System
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    In order to set up an effective food safety management system the activities of key functions should be integrated into the system. Senior management should communicate policies and responsibilitie... more

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