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Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology

Organizations spend a fortune on employee training. Organizations spent an additional fortune on quality failure: customer complaints, loss of bus...

BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis

Issue 5 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials was published July 2015 with the new set of requirements coming into force...

TACCP & VACCP Demystified!

One of my main lines of work at the moment is helping my manufacturing clients complete their TACCP/VACCP study. The understanding within the indus...

How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels

The main goal of food safety agencies worldwide is to protect consumers from food products that are potentially harmful to their health. For that r...

Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey

We asked the IFSQN members to share their experience with product recalls and withdrawals within their businesses. Below are the main findings alon...

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    Hi All,   Noticed while browsing. Apologies if discussed here already. An interesting mix of questions/answers derived from the SQF 2015 conference is available at this SQF link -http://www.sq... more

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    Guidelines on Food Defense and Bioterrorism
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    Thank you. I have used a "personalized" guidelines based on the defense plan of the fsis.   Hi alvindman,   CO2 /Fermentation  >  Meat ? Sounds quite a defense jump !... more

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    FSSC Certification for CO2 Manufacturing from Natural Fermentation
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    Hi Syju! 1. Major Findings in Stage 1       Stage 1 is more of desk audit. Presence/absence of documentation.     a. We had some findings on hazards analysis -... more

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  • Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology
    by Simon - 20 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

    The theoretical backgroundWe assume that if everyone were to do exactly what they were supposed to do, we would achieve the results we expect to achieve. Obviously, this assumption is not always tr... more

  • BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis
    by Simon - 02 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

    What is the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials?The BRC Global Standard for Packaging was originally published in 2001 to protect consumers and provide a common auditing and c... more

  • TACCP & VACCP Demystified!
    by Simon - 25 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

    TACCP is 'Threat Assessment & Critical Control Point'VACCP is 'Vulnerability Assessment & Critical Control Point'It's unclear how long the terms TACCP and VACCP have been around. The standa... more

  • How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels
    by Simon - 22 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

    One example is the United States where food producers sometimes can’t be quite sure whether their food product is subject to federal regulations, state laws, both, or if they are exempt altogether... more

  • 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

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  • Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey
    by Simon - 08 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

    Link to the Full Survey ResultsMain Findings:Over half of the 70 respondents had experienced at least one product withdrawal or product recall within their businessOver 1/3 of these withdrawals or... more

  • ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

    ACET Global Consulting will deliver IFS Academy implementation training programs including IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS PACsecure, and many more. With approved trainers, as well as certified audito... more

  • The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

    Food Safety Live 2015The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual ConferenceThis year's Food Safety Live online conference consists of a series of four interactive live debates with a... more

  • New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications
    by Simon - 01 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

    The new Thermo Scientific Q Exactive GC hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap GC-MS/MS instrument represents the first-ever commercial system offering a combination of gas chromatography and HRAM Orbitrap mas... more

  • The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017
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    The need for change was highlighted by a 2014 consultation among users of the standard which identified some gaps, confusion and repetition that required some clarification and improvement. The con... more

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    Internal Auditor: BRC

    Occurs on: Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

    Internal auditing is a key component of any food safety and quality management system. It is also a mandated requirement of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and a key tool in the effective m... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 - Understanding the Requirements

    Occurs on: Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

    This course helps you understand the general principles and requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, such as fundamental clauses and statements of intent. You will learn h... more

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    FDA Approved Training: FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

    Occurs on: Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

    Designed for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) this course meets the FDA requirements for FSMA training. A PCQI is a professional who can manage a Food Safety Plan at a facility... more

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    CanadaGAP Auditor Training

    Occurs on: Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

    The CanadaGAP Auditor Training program has a pre-course assignment therefore registration will close 2 weeks before the course start date. This five-day course is designed to train potential a... more

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    HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs

    Occurs on: Feb 29 2016 12:00 AM

    A HACCP prerequisite program is the foundation for a comprehensive food quality system and provides the building blocks for HACCP plan development. In order for your HACCP system to be successful,... more

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FDA will publish Sanitary Transportation Regulations based on the Food Safety Modernization Act in March 2016. While the scope of these regulations are limited to certain food types, the information is important for all transportation operations seeking to preserve the quality of freight. It is the transportation profession... more

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    New Revision of the Food Hygiene & Safety Gospel in the Pipeline Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Oct 15 2015 08:46 PM

    In November 2014, the 46th committee session agreed to establish an EWG led by France and Thailand, to review the General Principles of Food Hygiene (GPFH) including the Annex on HACCP and identify any need for updating and review. The CODEX COMMITTEE ON FOOD HYGIENE 47th Session takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America on 9 - 13 November 2015. Agenda Item 8 of this m... more

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