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bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC Assay Gains AOAC Approval

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, has recently been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC, an automated quality indicator tes...

Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab For the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss based at Kansas...

Compressed Air - How Clean is Yours?

Compressed air is used widely in the food industry in devices such as pneumatic valves, and in product handling and packaging systems. Often it is an integral component of Clean...

BRC Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the BRC Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comme...

IFS Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the IFS Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comme...

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    New EU regulations notifications-FREE
    KPS - Today, 06:18 AM

    Hi all, I would like to have the names of some websites or blogs where we can get the notifications of new EU regulation on food for free as soon as these regulations are out. And can anybody post... more

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    Internal Audits
    Danidee - Yesterday, 03:31 PM

    I have just joined this network because I have found it to be a very useful tool in helping with understanding BRC.  We have passed our first BRC audit and I am now starting on my internal aud... more

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    Engineers. They're fun aren't they?
    GMO - Yesterday, 06:04 AM

    After doing a hygiene audit this morning, I've realised our engineers know nothing about hygienic design.  There is a short section on it in Level 4 food hygiene but does anyone know of any sp... more

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    Feedback on Goals
    CaliforniaFS - 18 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

    Hi everyone,   I'm working on my goals for the Food Safety Program on the upcoming season and I am stumped.  I need some ideas please.   I have every program established, all facilit... more

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    Monday Morning Humor
    Snookie - 18 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

    I know for many your Monday is already heading towards its end still think you'll enjoy the humor and for those of us just getting started.......     http://www.youtube.c...h?v=v_7Wg... more

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    Who Am I?
    Charles.C - Today, 06:51 AM

    Dear All,   The hopefully heard-of scientist,  is, Ta-Da  –   John Travolta gadfly petrel        =   Avogadro salmon roe   Avogadro... more

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    Organizing HACCP Flow Chart / Design Question
    MCIAN - Today, 05:05 AM

    Hi Magenta!   I get the notion that your chocolate blocks don't go through the weighing (scale) process. Is that so? Otherwise, the last revision is a lot more comprehensive and neater than th... more

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    Organizing HACCP Flow Chart / Design Question
    Snookie - Yesterday, 08:07 PM

    Am thinking we need some chocolate to sample while we are working our way through it..... more

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    Who Am I?
    Snookie - Yesterday, 08:02 PM

    I'm just incredulous...   Glad I am not the only one....   And just know if I don't figure it out am going to feel stupid when I hear the answer........ more

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    Organizing HACCP Flow Chart / Design Question
    magenta_majors - Yesterday, 08:01 PM

    Update - Filled Bars!  More for posterity / other people looking for Chocolate HACCP s  than anything else, though feed back is always welcome    - also - Visio has an auto numb... more

Latest Articles

  • 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

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    BRC Global Food Safety Standards

    Occurs on: Sep 16 2014 12:00 AM

    Background In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) developed and introduced the BRC technical standard and protocol for companies supplying retailer branded products i.e., BRC Global Standar... more

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    BRC Global Food Safety Standards

    Occurs on: Dec 09 2014 12:00 AM

    Background In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) developed and introduced the BRC technical standard and protocol for companies supplying retailer branded products i.e., BRC Global Standar... more

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    Food Allergen Control

    Occurs on: Sep 17 2014 12:00 AM

    Background The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a c... more

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    Food Allergen Control

    Occurs on: Nov 11 2014 12:00 AM

    Background The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a c... more

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    Validation of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

    Occurs on: Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM

    Background As Food Safety Management Systems/HACCP Systems have evolved over the past few years auditors are looking beyond the 12 Codex Alimentarius Steps and asking more challenging questions... more

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  • Unannounced Audits – The Way Forward Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Jun 30 2014 07:27 AM

    Unannounced and unscheduled audits are growing ever more popular in the mainstream food safety certification schemes. In March this year the new edition of the SQF Code (7.2) included a requirement for suppliers to undertake one unannounced audit within the three year certification cycle.BRC unannounced audits are available to sites achieving top grades with two options, a single unannounced tw... more

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