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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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    Training
    FunkeC - Yesterday, 07:13 PM

    Our company is in the printing industry and we are working towards the SQF certification.  If I complete training on our GMPs do I need to "train" on how to put a hair net on etc  or can... more

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    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
    it_rains_inside - Yesterday, 04:10 PM

    To those that observe the Thanksgiving Holiday: I just wanted to wish my forum friends a happy and safe thanksgiving. I am thankful for such an amazing community to be a part of, and for people tha... more

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    SQF 2000 - Shadow Audit
    bkim - Yesterday, 02:28 PM

    Hello all,     We have been informed that our audit this year will be a shadow audit. Another auditor will be accompanying our auditor as she is new and it is a requirement that new SQF a... more

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    Religious attire in the work place.
    PetBone - 25 November 2014 - 10:40 PM

    I am curious to know about any company that is currently SQF certified and what your boundaries are in regards to religious attire. We are looking to be SQF certified in 2015 and are looking t... more

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    Where should an Audit Take place?
    schmittj22 - 25 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

    I currently am in my 3rd month of being an QA Manager/ SQFP for a SQF Level 3 facility.   We recently had our audit and received a OKAY score of a 90. Coming from an established facility... more

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    Who does your Auditing?
    PetBone - 25 November 2014 - 08:19 PM

    Hi Everyone -   I am curious to know how everyone has their auditing structured, below are a few of our current discussion topics surrounding this topic?   Do you have an independent... more

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    COOL and FTC labelling
    Dr Vu - 25 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

    I am caught in between FTC , COOL and Customer requirements and if someone out there can assist  we ship product into USA and customer mandates we have  country of origin on each retail u... more

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    Where should an Audit Take place?
    Snookie - 14 minutes ago

    Pervert! I've heard about what happens when you meet with strange men in hotel rooms!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk         more

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    Happy Monday!
    Snookie - 15 minutes ago

    Looking through the posts in this thread makes it clear that food is not only important to people because it feeds the body, but it feeds the soul as well.  Look how many of us... more

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    Happy Monday!
    MWidra - Yesterday, 10:21 PM

    Looking through the posts in this thread makes it clear that food is not only important to people because it feeds the body, but it feeds the soul as well.  Look how many of us ... more

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    Happy Monday!
    MWidra - Yesterday, 10:09 PM

    I shall calculate how many ounces in a cup and post for you !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you!!!  more

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    Where should an Audit Take place?
    cazyncymru - Yesterday, 09:48 PM

    Pervert! I've heard about what happens when you meet with strange men in hotel rooms!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk more

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    Happy Monday!
    cazyncymru - Yesterday, 09:44 PM

    I shall calculate how many ounces in a cup and post for you !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk more

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    SQF - Delivery Drivers and Food Defense
    QKEL - Yesterday, 08:28 PM

    Thank you so much for all of your replies.  Very helpful!  And having such a supportive place to go to for all really adds such value to my day! 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 Laura TG - 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
    by ggansner - 16 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

    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

  • A Ten Step Guide to the BRC Food Safety Standard
    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

    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
    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

    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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    Tony-C - Nov 20 2014 07:24 AM

    Last month FSSC 22000 announced its intention to add a module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001. Certification should be available in the New Year.In the announcement FSSC 22000 stated:‘The addition will give organizations the possibility to be FSSC 22000 audited and certified for Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. The ISO 9001 standard has a st... more

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