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Introducing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard

"We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing...

New Testing Solutions for the Detection of Agrisure Duracade™ Corn

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions today announced the introduction of two new monitoring tools for the detection...

New water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin

Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new wa...

Trace Analytics launches The AirCheck Academy™

Have Compressed Air Quality Questions? The AirCheck Academy™ has the Answers.Let’s face it…compressed air testing for the food and beverage industr...

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 a...

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    Product design & development plan BRC 5.1
    Jugkarin P - Today, 06:12 AM

    Hello all I need to write product design & development procedure for our seafood product but I would like to know what appropriate for design & development stage or step, how I should write... more

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    Injection Molding and Extrusion - Purging
    PetBone - Yesterday, 07:00 PM

    Quick question for anyone that does injection molding and extrusion. Does any purchase or mix a purging compound to clean out the screws/barrels? If so, would you mind sharing any information. more

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    Peanut Free Log?
    JamieLynn - Yesterday, 03:51 PM

    I was hoping someone could fill me on what exactly a "Peanut Free Log" is?  A customer is asking if we have it, which obviously we do not...Appreciate the help!! more

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    HACCP Validation Studies
    Git-R-Done - Yesterday, 03:08 PM

    Good morning everyone, I'm about to embark on a magical journey to validate our HACCP food safety lol. We are finishing up NSF inspections and gearing up for BRC. I have witnessed a great deal of e... more

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    Plexiglass cracks
    SLadd - 23 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

    We have a lot of plexiglass machine guards, I mean a LOT. All of our fillers (cold fill beverage) use plexiglass as machine guards around the fill valves and other places where the person running t... more

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    NSF Changes time allowance for submitting evidence of BRC CAR Closure
    it_rains_inside - 23 October 2014 - 07:00 PM

    Hot off the press boys and girls -    For anyone using NSF as their Certifying Body, this notice just came through today. Effective October 27, 2014 NSF is requiring suppliers to submit e... more

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    BRC requirements for distribution of a product we do not produce
    Miss Tammy - 23 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

    We have been BRC ceritfied for 4 years, and only produce bagels.  In the near future, we will be purchasing frozen english muffins from another company and distributing them with our products.... more

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  • Introducing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard
    by baron - 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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    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: 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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    Implementing SQF v.7.2 Systems Training and Internal Auditing

    Occurs on: Today, 04:00 PM

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014 Cost: $750 per person (NWFPA Member) $1,150 per person (Non-member) Instructor: Dr. Richard Dougherty, Training Consultant, Foo... more

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    Instructor Skills for the Food Industry

    Occurs on: Nov 04 2014 12:00 AM

    (Also known as Train the Trainer) Background As an in-house trainer you will have to speak in front of staff and colleagues or make presentations to large audiences. To the inexperienced prese... more

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    HACCP Development, Implementation & Verification - FETAC Level 5

    Occurs on: Nov 18 2014 12:00 AM

    (Food Safety Management Systems including ISO 22000, ISO 22002, FSSC, BRC & Hygiene Packages) Also suitable for the Food Packaging Industry Background Food businesses are now required by... more

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    Food Standards Auditing (BRC, HACCP, ISO 22000 FSSC, Hygiene Packages)

    Occurs on: Nov 25 2014 12:00 AM

    Background With greater consumer awareness of food hygiene and safety issues the need is greater than ever for food processors to develop and maintain effective food safety management systems. T... more

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  • Using Trend Analysis to Reduce Complaint levels Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Oct 09 2014 05:51 AM

    I’d like to start off my latest blog by quoting an interesting section in SQF Guidance regarding complaints:‘Customer complaints provide an important measure of how well the SQF System is performing. By accurately recording customer complaint types, a supplier can objectively measure changes in their management system and show improvements in a process. Customer complaints may also show trends... more

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