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    Raw and Cooked product segregation
    Atessa - 17 minutes ago

    Hi all,   Does anyone know by any chance what the BRC -7 requirement is for Raw and Cooked product segregation? If we have a same area to make raw product  and packing of cooked product a... more

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    Produce Distribution Center
    tvaoaliijr - Yesterday, 09:40 PM

    Hi, I was recently asked to developed a plan for produce distribution and storage. I searched for regulations on www.usda.gov for information and there is none. Is there a written standard for ware... more

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    April 2015 - Member of the Month
    Simon - Yesterday, 06:36 PM

    Wow this is a real quick draw MOTM.     Xylough joined the community a mere 30 day's ago and has already been very involved with the discussions making 60 posts and receiving 12 reputatio... more

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    Loading dock - temperature control
    Pizza&Sandwich - Yesterday, 05:08 PM

    For those that distribute frozen pallets of multiple products, do you have a refrigerated dock for picking your orders? We are currently looking to add onto our building and are looking into a refr... more

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    Hello from California
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    Just wanted to introduce myself.. I am a third generation almond grower and processor here in the Central Valley of California, I was brought into the business after graduating from University to b... more

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    Letter of continuing guarantee
    Myusername - Yesterday, 09:21 PM

    Thanks guys,  the boss was freaking about the legalities implied with this statement and all the lawsuits we were gonna face (I didn't think we were doing things that badly? shows his faith in... more

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    Free Webinar on New Risk Tool from FDA
    xylough - Yesterday, 07:59 PM

    The good people at JIFSAN posted the iRisk webinar 2.0 on YouTube today. The presentation slides in PDF form are at: http://foodrisk.org/...ssessment-tool/   I have attached the pdf more

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    Help Starting a Quality Program
    Simon - Yesterday, 07:53 PM

    A consultant is a good idea Wendy. IF they can deliver on time, on budget and on quality. You should be very clear about those three elements before embarking on any project.   If the sen... more

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    Letter of continuing guarantee
    xylough - Yesterday, 07:43 PM

    Attached are two sample documents that may serve as examples. more

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    Is humour possible in a management review meeting?
    Simon - Yesterday, 07:40 PM

    The poll is an overwhelming YES we can have humour and also the feeling of this discussion thread is management reviews are a bit of a let down.    So the challenge is what can we do to l... 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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    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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    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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    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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    The Prerequisite Qualities of a Food Safety Leader Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Mar 08 2015 03:38 PM

    I want to start this month's blog by telling you a short story about a Technical role I was approached about a few years back. The offer was quite tempting and it was a similar role to the one I was in so shouldn’t have been too challenging (I thought to myself). I asked for more details regarding the role and I received a detailed job description. As I read through the job description it conta... more

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As a Food Safety Leader what are your biggest challenges?

  1. Too much non-conformance (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 11.18%

  2. Too many customer audits (10 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  3. Too many customer requests for information (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.24%

  4. Standards and requirements changing (16 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.41%

  5. FSQMS is hard to keep up to date (12 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.06%

  6. Not enough support from the top (32 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 18.82%

  7. Not enough support from other levels (33 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 19.41%

  8. Do not feel competent for the role (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.35%

  9. Demotivated and not driving food safety (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.71%

  10. Overworked and totally burned out (16 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.41%

  11. Other (please state) (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.35%

  12. No problems here (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.18%

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