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    Insights on challenge studies for shelf life testing?
    JtpatT - Today, 04:24 PM

    I was wondering whether challenge studies are common while establishing shelf life for products? more

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    Hi From London
    Dantekka - Today, 11:04 AM

    Hi all,   Just introducing myself! Technical & QA Manager based in London, working for an Italian importer and distributor (dealing with ambient and high risk/high care chilled products -... more

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    Help Starting a Quality Program
    Lisa_MG - Today, 08:34 AM

    Hello Everyone, So I'm starting over with a new company with new owners in a confectionery company; chocolate to be exact. I have been tasked with getting the quality program off the ground and pre... more

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    Updated Privacy & Data Protection Statement
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    We are in the process of reviewing and updating our site policies. In the first instance I am attaching our Privacy & Data Protection Statement, which will be posted on the site in a few d... more

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    5.2 - Accountability
    AJ1795 - Yesterday, 03:51 PM

    Is anyone willing to share the documents they use to meet requirements 5.2.1.3 " the facility has a documented procedure to keep the Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs current and accurate..." a... more

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    Audits for approved suppliers?
    snowbutcher - 28 minutes ago

    Thanks but that will not help.   The facility has not gone through any 3rd party and therefore we are required to audit them but MUST use SQF audit checklist. Auditor was very clear on th... more

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    Alternative for Zip Ties/ Cable Ties
    xylough - Today, 03:20 PM

    It would seem there are both international (IEC) and North American (NEMA) cable tie standards for Canada, US and Mexico  based on the international standards and technically equivalent. I'm s... more

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    Audits for approved suppliers?
    ChocoTiger - Today, 03:07 PM

    Snowbutcher,   The checklist I have to audit vendors/suppliers is a general one.  The main thing you would be looking for is food safety, and adherence to documented programs.  If an... more

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    Audits for approved suppliers?
    snowbutcher - Today, 02:53 PM

    Hi everyone,   I am in the same situation as many people here and I am going to conduct audits at a cold storage facility where we store our products.  I was referred to document "SQF-cod... more

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    Alternative for Zip Ties/ Cable Ties
    xylough - Today, 02:12 PM

    All,   The risk/hazard had never crossed my mind before and caught me off guard. Thanks for the question and the answers! Engineering and maintenance use these things like breathing out and br... 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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    Advanced SQF Practitioner Training

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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

    Occurs on: May 25 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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    Implementing SQF Systems

    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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    Implementing SQF Systems

    Occurs on: Apr 07 2015 12:00 AM

    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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    Implementing SQF Systems

    Occurs on: Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

    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

Upcoming Food Safety Fridays Webinars

  • Navigating the Path to Food Grade Compressed Air Quality

      Taking Place: 01 April 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Navigating food grade compressed air quality for SQF, BRC, or your custom specification can be difficult. In this webinar we will discuss the various contami... more

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency in Food Safety Management

      Taking Place: 10 April 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Effectiveness and Efficiency are two concepts commonly used by continual improvement practitioners to focus their project efforts. In food safety effectivene... more

  • Dangers of Food-borne Pathogens

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    This webinar will discuss the hygienic measures necessary to prevent pathogenic microorganisms in food. Pathogens are microorganisms that may cause illness.... more

  • Organic vs. Non-Organic: What’s the Difference?

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    This webinar will discuss organic and non-organic foods and the differences in food technology, quality and labelling, including: - The Low-Down on Organic F... more

  • Comprehensive Risk Evaluation

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    This session reviews the impact of business risk evaluation on brand risk mitigation. Risk mitigation is not possible if a comprehensive understanding of th... more

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Taking Place: 01 April 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Navigating food grade compressed air quality for SQF, BRC, or your custom specification can be difficult. In this webinar we will discuss the various contaminants that can create a problem for your final product. We will explain ISO 8573-1 compressed air testing and why other specifications are not adequate for food and bever... more

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Tony-C's Blog

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    The Prerequisite Qualities of a Food Safety Leader Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Mar 08 2015 03:38 PM

    I want to start this month's blog by telling you a short story about a Technical role I was approached about a few years back. The offer was quite tempting and it was a similar role to the one I was in so shouldn’t have been too challenging (I thought to myself). I asked for more details regarding the role and I received a detailed job description. As I read through the job description it conta... more

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As a Food Safety Leader what are your biggest challenges?

  1. Too much non-conformance (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 11.52%

  2. Too many customer audits (9 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  3. Too many customer requests for information (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.48%

  4. Standards and requirements changing (16 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.70%

  5. FSQMS is hard to keep up to date (12 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.27%

  6. Not enough support from the top (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 18.79%

  7. Not enough support from other levels (32 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 19.39%

  8. Do not feel competent for the role (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.42%

  9. Demotivated and not driving food safety (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  10. Overworked and totally burned out (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.48%

  11. Other (please state) (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.42%

  12. No problems here (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.21%

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