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    7 Best Practices to Improve Food Safety Culture
    Simon - Yesterday, 07:14 PM

    File Name: 7 Best Practices to Improve Food Safety CultureFile Submitter: SimonFile Submitted: 29 May 2015File Category: Food Safety Fridays Presentation slides from the Food Safety Fridays webina... more

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    Maintaining Documentation in a Locked Office?
    brianweber - Yesterday, 06:48 PM

    I'm being led down 2 different roads and am looking for some clarification. All of our quality documents, HACCP plan, Hazard Communications, training records Supplier Surveys, analytical testing re... more

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    Organic Training
    qalearner - Yesterday, 05:54 PM

    Happy Friday everyone!   We recently were notified that we are not in compliance with our organic certification because we do not have organic segregation or cleaning procedures detailed in ou... more

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    Labelling Ingredients
    Murae - Yesterday, 03:03 PM

    Hi All,   Does anybody know what is any is the maximum percentage of ingredient change is allowed before labelling needs to change.   What I mean is ingredients are listed by weight in de... more

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    Certified weights - How long are they certified for?
    jesmorea - Yesterday, 01:15 PM

    Hi! We recently bought new certified weights. They came with a calibration certificate. However, there is no expiry date on this certificate. How often are they certified for? Thank you! Jessica M... more

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    Counting and recording TPC Count
    Fuse_23 - Today, 02:53 AM

    Assuming the answers to my above queries are "Yes", the result (to 2 "significant figures") for B is 17,000 cfu/gram using both dilution pairs.  ---how come become 17,000 cfu/g?  what i... more

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    Sanitation and Allergen Verification Swabbing - Bakery Industry
    mgourley - Yesterday, 11:43 PM

    Maybe more specifics about your process/allergens would be helpful. If you are doing products with unlike allergens back to back, you have to clean and verify lack of unlike allergens each and ever... more

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    For US Employers, 7.3.3 and the ADA
    mgourley - Yesterday, 10:52 PM

    Martha,   It's called BRC Participate. I think the annual fee is roughly $150, and you don't need to be certificated to gain access.    Well worth the cost. Expense it.   Marsha... more

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    May 2015: Do You have a Functional Food Defense Plan?
    mgourley - Yesterday, 10:40 PM

    Many have mentioned the FDA plan builder. I wholeheartedly endorse it as well. It's really a no brainer to use it, especially if you are in the USA, to comply with FSMA. One would assume that there... more

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    Maintaining Documentation in a Locked Office?
    mgourley - Yesterday, 10:33 PM

    I don't know of any food safety standard that requires the items you mention to be locked up. In fact, most standards require that those documents be "readily available" to whomever needs them.... 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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    Implementing SQF Systems

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    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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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7 - Third Party Auditor Training

    Occurs on: Jul 13 2015 12:00 AM

    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7 - Third Party Auditor Training

    Occurs on: Sep 21 2015 12:00 AM

    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7 - Third Party Auditor Training

    Occurs on: Nov 02 2015 12:00 AM

    This new course for auditors has been extended to allow time for the inclusion of the soft skills that auditors will be tested for by GSFI. It will provide an understanding of the standard in terms... more

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    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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    GFSI Chicken or BRC Egg…which came first? Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - May 05 2015 06:56 PM

    This month marks the 15th anniversary of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) which was launched in May 2000.According to Wikipedia: “The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between som... more

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