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The Major Contaminants in Compressed Air

The quality of compressed air used in the food industry has come under the microscope recently. As the awareness grows of the critical nature that...

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...

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    I work for H-E-Butt Grocery Company and am currently on the project team assigned to assist with FSMA regulations. more

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    Introduction: Kathleen Blankinship with HEB
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    I work for H-E-Butt Grocery Company and am currently on the project team assigned to assist with FSMA regulations. more

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    Hello all,   Can anyone share with me "Identification and Traceability of Product" form.     Many thanks in advance,,,       more

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    Welcome to a new week folks.   We are a small bakery (although large by artisan standards) that is preparing a written food safety plan to be compliant with FSME.   One question I have is... more

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    Control of records
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    Hi everybody   This is santhosh from India, I'm working in a ISO 22000 certified spice products manufacturing company as FSTL. In next two months we are going to face the second surveillance a... more

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  • The Major Contaminants in Compressed Air
    by Simon - 17 March 2016 - 03:22 PM

    The 7.2nd edition of the SQF Code states:“Compressed air used in the manufacturing process shall be clean and present no risk to food safety.”“Compressed air used in the manufacturing process shall... more

  • 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

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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
    by Simon - 05 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

    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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  • 5 areas that influence commitment to food safety

      Taking Place: 17 June 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    The letter of senior management commitment was signed and filed. But written commitment isn’t enough to have a food safety management system that works. What... more

  • How to understand and comply with FSSC 22000

      Taking Place: 24 June 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates a company has a robust and... more

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      Taking Place: 01 July 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Some of the most notorious food safety tragedies happened at sites that had been audited by internal and external auditors. When we read the investigative re... more

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    The FDA released their final rules for risk-based preventive controls in September 2015 and compliance dates for some business begin as early as September 20... more

  • Food Safety Plans, doing the Hazard Analysis right.

      Taking Place: 22 July 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    It is generally suggested that after implementing a list of Good Manufacturing Practices a Process-based food safety plan should be implemented to identify t... more

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The letter of senior management commitment was signed and filed. But written commitment isn’t enough to have a food safety management system that works. What else does senior management need to do, and how will that influence food safety behavior all the way to the front line? And then there's what few experts talk about -- 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 t... more

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    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

What is your biggest challenge regarding FSMA compliance?

  1. Lack of understanding (22 votes)

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  2. Management buy-in (8 votes)

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    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

Have you mastered HARPC?

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  3. Getting there (19 votes)

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    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

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    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

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    Percentage of vote: 48.89%

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    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

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