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    CCP Training for Employees
    qalearner - 45 minutes ago

    Hello,   We have been tasked with providing specific training for the operators in charge of our CCPs. How detailed should this training be? All operators are long time employees and know how... more

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    Product Contact Materials in Traceability
    psbyrd71 - Today, 02:59 PM

    Hi All, Do product contact materials, i.e. glass and lids, need to be included in the batch or lot identification for traceability? We bottle raw honey and package raw honeycomb.    7.9... more

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    Management Meeting
    brianweber - Today, 02:58 PM

    Today i introduce our management team to HACCP,, IFS PACsecure and GMP's. I have had quite a bit of push back from management because it is change... Any advice on how to get them fired up and on b... more

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    Cleaning chemicals? DO we need to keep off the floor?
    trader99 - Today, 01:58 PM

    Hi all, as per titled, need some advice. more

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    FSSC for food packaging manufacturers - does anyone have a checklist?
    thamodran - Today, 12:19 PM

    Hi   This is a lovely forum for great minds to share knowledge I've implemented  FSSC for food manufacturing to certification, but now need to implement FSSC for food packaging... more

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    CCP Training for Employees
    gfdoucette07 - 8 minutes ago

    Doesn't hurt to have them physicaly demonstrate to you during your training both operating as it should then as a failed check so they know what to do in that senario too.  See that... more

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    Management Meeting
    gfdoucette07 - 12 minutes ago

    One other way would be to entice them with new customers they could get once they have active HACCP/CCPs.  We have a HACCP plan but only have CCP on 2 of 3 lines, mgmt did not want to add it t... more

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    Product Contact Materials in Traceability
    gfdoucette07 - 18 minutes ago

    Psbyrd71, and the answer would be yes.  If it touches your product you will need to reference it and do mock recalls on it.  We do dry packaging, so we record bag lot codes and liner lot... more

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    CCP Training for Employees
    qalearner - 28 minutes ago

    Alright, that helps. I can come up with a form that details what a CCP is and why it needs to be filled out correctly.  more

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    Cleaning chemicals? DO we need to keep off the floor?
    Setanta - 31 minutes ago

    Locked Chemical cabinet/cage. Limited access more

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  • 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?
    by Trace Analytics - 21 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

    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

  • Cornerstone of HACCP
    by Simon - 16 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

    The HACCP Plan is a document which is based upon the principles of HACCP and which delineates the procedures to be followed. The HACCP System is the result of the implementation of the HACCP Plan t... more

  • Food Safety Certification: A Necessary Investment
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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 hig... 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 certificatio... more

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  • Traceability of Food in Restaurants and Fast Food

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    Traceability is the obligation of every food producer. Application of traceability is, depending on the size of the organization, complexity of the productio... more

  • Effective Complaint Management

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    In this webinar we will discuss why complaint management is important in achieving certification to a GFSI benchmarked scheme and how to manage and improve y... more

  • Predictive Risk Metrics

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    This session will introduce a new predictive set of metrics to predict increasing food safety and brand risks. This metric allows for preventive risk mitigat... more

  • Know the Laws for Making Self-substantiated General Level Health Claims

      Taking Place: 14 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Do you export food to Australia or New Zealand? The new Australian and New Zealand standard for the sale of food with nutrition and health claims is enforcea... more

  • Behavioral Based Food Safety

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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

Member Poll

Poll

Have you carried out a product withdrawal or recall?

  1. Yes (40 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 58.82%

  2. No (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

For what reasons?

  1. Undeclared Allergen (9 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  2. Other Labelling Problem (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  3. Packaging Fault (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  4. Quality Problem (5 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  5. Microbiological Contamination (13 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 17.33%

  6. Foreign Body Contamination (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  7. Chemical Contamination (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  8. Other Reason (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  9. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 37.33%

What was the trigger?

  1. Illness Outbreak (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  2. Food Test Result (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  3. Regulatory Inspection Finding (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  4. Consumer Complaint (5 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.35%

  5. Quality Test Result (10 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  6. Recall in Other Country (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  7. Other Trigger (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  8. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

How effective & efficient was the withdrawal or recall?

  1. Excellent (18 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

  2. Good (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 27.94%

  3. Average (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  4. Poor (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

What was the performance of your traceability system?

  1. Excellent (20 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 29.41%

  2. Good (16 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. Average (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  4. Poor (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

What was the total cost of the process?

  1. Greater than $1 million (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  2. Between $500k and $1 million (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  3. Between $100k and $500k (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  4. Between $50k and $100k (3 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  5. Between $10k and $50k (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  6. Less than $10k (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 27.94%

  7. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

Were any consumers harmed?

  1. Yes (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  2. No (39 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 57.35%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

Did you ever have another incident for the same reason?

  1. Yes (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  2. No (34 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (28 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

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