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The FSVP is the Next FSMA Compliance Date

One of the new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). For most importers of food...

How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air

Many in the food manufacturing business are wondering exactly how to go about complying with the requirements for routine monitoring of compressed...

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...

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  • The FSVP is the Next FSMA Compliance Date
    by Simon - 22 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

    One of the new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). For most importers of foods into the USA, the FDA has specified that the dat... more

  • How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air
    by Simon - 10 October 2016 - 06:07 AM

    Air quality is mentioned throughout the SQF Code Edition 7.2, in which we are given the guideline: “compressed air used in the manufacturing process and in direct contact with food products, primar... more

  • 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

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