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How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air

Many in the food manufacturing business are wondering exactly how to go about complying with the requirements for routine monitoring of compressed...

Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification

To assist all BRC Food certificated sites BRC Global Standards commissioned The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess the BRC Global Standard for Food Safe...

Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules

A recent comparison of the FSSC 22000 Certification scheme against the FSMA Final Preventive Controls (PC) Rule for Human Food concluded that there...

Adding Value to an Internal Audit System

Internal auditing is included in Food Safety Management Requirements of the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition Version 6.4 and as such is a compu...

The Solution to a Combined HACCP & HARPC System!

On first glance HACCP and HARPC may look similar. But be warned, no matter what you may have been told, they are not!  There are key differenc...

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    System for scientific and technical information updates (developments)
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    Hi,   Last week I had BRC 7 audit. I got a minor that the system and the responsibility of keeping updated with the current legislation was not defined in written form (BRC 1.1.6.). Where do y... more

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    HACCP
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    Can someone help me on VCO HACCP. Thanks in advance! more

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    Policy on using food grade lubricants
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    HI, can any one help me regarding sample procedure in using food grade lubricants on machines during preventive maintenance.   Thanks in advance more

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    Suitable lighting for a food manufacturing plant
    PRABAKARAN PILLAI - Today, 04:24 AM

    Good day,    We currently in renovation progress for FSSC 22000 certification. We planned to fix LED high bay light which is very cost effective but difficult to clean its surface (SEE AT... more

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    Microbiological standards by Eu regulation - need help
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    Hello I am looking for microbiological standards according to the EU regulation for dry final products, such as Muesli, Cereal bars and as such. I need the data for non-pathogenic bacteria suc... more

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    Policy on using food grade lubricants
    redfox - Today, 08:56 AM

    Hello buknoy,   There is no difference in procedure in applying food grade and non-food grade grease or oil. Just see to it you use grease gun for food grade grease only and labeled to avoid m... more

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    hi tony, i can help you with this.    you can reach me thru teodysalivia@gmail.com more

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    Suitable lighting for a food manufacturing plant
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    Hi, If you are fixing the above shared image light. Better option to clean the light is, suction cleaner (shall suck the dust, shall not blow the air and contaminate the process) more

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    Restrooms - Metered Spray Deodorizers
    SQFconsultant - Yesterday, 11:27 PM

    Scratch the spray that falls on everything and point of sitting or urinal flush. Im happy one person has not had an issue however in over 4,000 inspections, consults and trouble shooting scent spra... more

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    Why is perfume or aftershave forbidden in BRC/IOP?
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    Can taint or cause odor issues, especially with high hand to food contact. more

Latest Articles

  • How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air
    by Simon - 10 October 2016 - 06:07 AM

    Air quality is mentioned throughout the SQF Code Edition 7.2, in which we are given the guideline: “compressed air used in the manufacturing process and in direct contact with food products, primar... more

  • Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification
    by Tony-C - 15 August 2016 - 07:51 PM

    BRC Food Safety Standard was first published in 1998 and was Food Safety Standard to be benchmarked by the GFSI. The current version of the standard is Issue 7 which was published in January 2015.... more

  • Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules
    by Tony-C - 09 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and compliance dates (See Appendix 4) for some businesses begin in September 2016. Key Requirement... more

  • Adding Value to an Internal Audit System
    by Tony-C - 07 June 2016 - 06:13 AM

    Internal Auditing Let’s start with an Audit Definition from ISO 19011:* A systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to dete... more

  • The Solution to a Combined HACCP & HARPC System!
    by Simon - 02 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

    Understanding the Differences There are some fundamental differences between HACCP principles and the HARPC requirements, a couple of the most controversial may be that the Preventive Control... 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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      Taking Place: 03 February 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Food fraud is a collective term used to encompass the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food, food ingred... more

  • Defining SMART goals in food safety planning

      Taking Place: 10 February 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    This webinar will cover specific and practical knowledge on how to define clear goals for your company. Especially this webinar will give you inputs on defi... more

  • Want to Validate Your Metal Detector, Now What

      Taking Place: 24 February 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Validation is a requirement for any food safety program yet guidance as to how to validate is difficult to find particularly when it comes to validating meta... more

  • Root Cause Analysis – How it Can Help Your Food Safety Plan

      Taking Place: 03 March 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Food facilities have a variety of mechanisms for identifying food safety failures, including customer complaints, self-inspections, audits, and regulatory vi... more

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This webinar will enable participants to develop practical knowledge of the principles of internal auditing enabling them to participate as part of your internal audit team. The webinar provides instruction on how to implement an Internal Audit system and how to prepare, conduct and report on an internal audit. The course is... more

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This webinar will enable participants to develop practical knowledge of the principles of internal auditing enabling them to participate as part of your internal audit team. The webinar provides instruction on how to implement an Internal Audit system and how to prepare, conduct and report on an internal a... 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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