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The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems -- for any organization in the food chain was first published some 10 years ago and reviewed without...

Mettler Toledo Vision Inspection System Combines Thorough inspection, Conveni...

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International Paper Takes Extra Step to Safeguard Products

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New High Speed, Low Energy X-Ray Inspection System from Mettler Toledo

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Mettler Toledo’s New Profile Advantage Metal Detector Reduces False Rejects

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    Best Practice for Determining Expiry Dates
    LARRYK - Today, 05:40 AM

    Team, My chef and i have been having issues with expiry dates.what is the best practice  to determine expiry?.any validation?support literature? Thank you, Lawrence  more

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    May 2015: Do You have a Functional Food Defense Plan?
    Simon - Yesterday, 07:08 PM

    A food defense plan is a system that works to protect food products from intentional adulteration or tampering. It's a basic requirement of food safety management systems to have a food defense pla... more

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    Help selecting a p.hd research topic
    vishakha sharma - Yesterday, 04:42 PM

    hello this is vishakha sharma....i have completed my post graduation M.Sc.Industrial Microbiology...Now i want to do p.hd so i need your help in selecting the topic...please suggest me some researc... more

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    Chill before packaging in frozen poultry
    scampi - Yesterday, 03:57 PM

    Maybe someone can shed some light for me. What would be a logical rationale behind chilling whole RTC poultry PRIOR to packaging? We are having some customer complaints about the look of our produc... more

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    Metal Detector Validation for SQF 2000- Challenge studies?
    JtpatT - Yesterday, 03:49 PM

    Hello everyone,   For our previous audit, the auditor was asking about the validation for Metal detector. He proposed challenging the metal detector. Has anybody done a challenge study on meta... more

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    Chill before packaging in frozen poultry
    Cahaya - 23 minutes ago

    Hi Scampi,    May I know what is the process after killing and evisceration of the chicken? Normally will use the spiral chiller with the chlorine to sanitize and cool down the chick... more

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    Metal Detector Validation for SQF 2000- Challenge studies?
    Tony-C - 39 minutes ago

    To add to xylough's post you should also consider line speed and if you have one that the rejection mechanism works.   From Guidance for Developing, Documenting, Implementing, Maintaining and... more

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    Best Practice for Determining Expiry Dates
    Tony-C - Today, 06:14 AM

    Hi Lawrence,   Please clarify if this is raw materials? ingredients? or cooked product? and what type?   Regards,   Tony more

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    Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar - Microbial Sprays
    Tony-C - Today, 06:09 AM

    Any reason you are not purchasing a prepared PPA solution? We use it as our final sanitizing rinse, and could use it as a carcass wash. How will you titrate for both when your mixing it yourself?... more

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    Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar - Microbial Sprays
    Steve A. - Today, 04:24 AM

    Thanks, yes I do see that I have a lot to learn.  I am stepping up from being a "home - personal use" to "small commercial" and that transition includes a fairly steep learning curve.  Of... 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 i... more

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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 operati... more

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    Other issues driving U.S. retailers and manufacturers to focus more on food safety is the increasing complexity of the global supply chain and the large number of products that are sourced from hi... more

  • FSSC 22000 set to become the Global FSMS Standard
    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 certificati... more

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    GFSI Chicken or BRC Egg…which came first? Tony-C's Blog

    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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