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Consultation launched for BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5

As part of the natural review cycle of the BRC Global Standards suite the BRC have recently released the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Pack...

FSSC 22000 announces Quality Management Systems extension

Commencing early 2015 FSSC 22000 will be adding a separate module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems (QMS), based on ISO 9001...

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 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...

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    Document Control System
    Lorenab - Today, 12:03 AM

    Hi Guys,   I just want to share this form I made for document control system free for use by whoever wants it or for further improvement.     Regards, Lorena more

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    Vacuum Shopping!
    magenta_majors - Yesterday, 06:10 PM

    Hi   We are looking to purchase a vacuum to clean our racks.  We have dry cleaning only, covered, stored product and 2ndary wrap in the racking.  We have those little troughs on our... more

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    Arsenic and Fluoride in drinking water
    Premananda Singh - Yesterday, 03:20 PM

    Dear All,   I am sorry to share this but it will be very interesting topic and I really need to know as we are facing of arsenic problem here. My question is that " How can we remove Arsenic a... more

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    Product Falling unto the Floor... Hot debate!
    PetBone - Yesterday, 02:16 PM

    Today's hot debate is whether you can ever allow something that has fallen on the floor to be used...   Not sure if answers to specific questions would vary but a few examples that we discusse... more

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    FDA registration of packaging material
    katjad - Yesterday, 01:45 PM

    Hello, I know that FDA Food Packaging Material Registration registration is a requirement by the FDA for any food-contact packaging if their chemical components are deemed to be indi... more

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    Traceability illness / injury question
    Mr. Incognito - Yesterday, 12:20 PM

    Hello,   I'm working on a training due to issues we are having with traceability and I wanted to drive the point home with a news story about a loss of traceability that resulted in illness or... more

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    BRC - Issue 7 New Grading Structure
    RichardT - Yesterday, 10:08 AM

    Hi,   I am interested to know if anyone knows the new grading structure for issue 7 of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.  I received an email this morning from a training provider... more

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    Single Use Food Contact Glove Usage
    RG3 - Yesterday, 11:39 PM

    Yes, Magenta different color coded gloves is something we had to revert to as well. Since the maintenance personnel have an outside shop (for heavy maintenance such as grinding, welding), they woul... more

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    SQF Remote Desk Audit
    jweiman - Yesterday, 11:14 PM

    Thanks, everyone.  more

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    SQF Remote Desk Audit
    RG3 - Yesterday, 11:10 PM

    I really liked DQS UL.   Right now we're using SGS. Snookie try calling Kevin Brabant Phone:   + 1 (201) 508-3030  (Direct Line).   If he's not responsive I got another num... more

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    SQF Remote Desk Audit
    Snookie - Yesterday, 11:00 PM

    I have been getting quotes as well.  Eagle was the fastest getting back to me and was very professional.  SCS, was next and seemed professional as well.  SGS was not responsive at al... more

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    SQF Remote Desk Audit
    EmpireFoodSci - Yesterday, 10:58 PM

    Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable CB?  I've spoken with SGS, SCS Global, NSF and Silliker.   We have had nothing but great experiences with NSF.  more

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    SQF Remote Desk Audit
    jweiman - Yesterday, 10:48 PM

    Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable CB?  I've spoken with SGS, SCS Global, NSF and Silliker. more

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    EWG Releases Food Scoring System for Consumers - Rant
    Snookie - Yesterday, 06:55 PM

    I know what you mean.  I have seen plants that are sooo scary.  Trouble is that scores are often so meaningless.  I saw a plant that was well run but their documentation and system t... more

Latest Articles

  • 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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    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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