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    shea quay - Today, 12:32 AM

    So sorry for your loss, Snookie. If there is anything we, as a community, can at this understandably difficult time, please just let us know. Just remember, Leonard Nimoy has not passed on, it's ju... more

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    Loosening a Critical Limit
    Trace - Yesterday, 09:50 PM

    I am wondering if anyone has experience in loosening their CCP critical limits on their HACCP plan specifically under SQF (level 2).  We are a small (about 50 employees total) dry ingredient m... more

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    Loosening a Critical Limit
    Trace - Yesterday, 09:50 PM

    I am wondering if anyone has experience in loosening their CCP critical limits on their HACCP plan specifically under SQF (level 2).  We are a small (about 50 employees total) dry ingredient m... more

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    How to Implement a Successful Vision Inspection Program to Prevent Lab
    Simon - Yesterday, 07:32 PM

    File Name: How to Implement a Successful Vision Inspection Program to Prevent Labeling DefectsFile Submitter: SimonFile Submitted: 27 Feb 2015File Category: Food Safety Fridays Presentation slides... more

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    Manufacturing Organic Products And SQF
    JeffreyKRadt - Yesterday, 07:02 PM

    Ok, "Hypothetical Situation" time here, folks.   Let's say the Chocolate Manufacturer I work for one day decides to enter the Organic business to become "100% Organic Certified" in order to pr... more

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    Snookie's Avatar - RIP
    shea quay - 15 minutes ago

    Snookie, that is genuinely one of the most moving posts I have ever read on this forum. I think that I will once again dig out the box set and re-watch from your perspective over the weekend. To be... more

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    Metal Detectable Shoe Covers
    shea quay - 36 minutes ago

    There seems to be a slight movement in Europe against the use of any type of shoe covers under the BRC 7 standard. Subtle, but worrying, particularly for factories with High Care areas. I can under... more

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    Snookie's Avatar - RIP
    Snookie - Today, 12:47 AM

    Thank you Shea, that is very sweet.  Star Trek has always spoken to me, showing the possibility of a universe where what we can learn is more important that what we can conquer.  It spoke... more

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    Absolutely Silly Ways to Stay Warm
    MWidra - Yesterday, 10:14 PM

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    Loosening a Critical Limit
    Snookie - Yesterday, 10:13 PM

    The limit of detection is usually selected based on several factors, what is industry expectations, the capability of the equipment with the product, and customer requirements. ... 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 i... 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 operati... 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... 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 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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    The SQF Advanced Practitioner course is a two-day program designed for the current SQF practitioner who is seeking further education on how to improve and maintain their company's SQF program. The... more

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    Implementing SQF Systems

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    Occurs on: Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    This 2 day course is designed to prepare an individual to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements by promoting an understanding of the SQF Code 7.2 Edition and providing a detailed knowledge base to... more

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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 enforceable from 18 January 2016. It is the first Standard of its kind in the world that permits the self substantiation of general level health claims used on a food label. This... more

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    Decoding Food Safety Validation & Verification Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Jan 21 2015 07:29 PM

    This subject of validation and verification is right up there in the list of food safety areas which cause the most confusion among members and the variety and often conflicting definitions and requirements in food safety certification standards as to what should be validated, what should be verified and what should be done to meet the criteria for validation and verification only adds to the c... more

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