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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...

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...

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    Dear All,   Good Day!   We are having problems with recurring spreader colony growth in Plate count Agar (PCA). We have gone through intense aseptic techniques in performing microbiologic... more

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    Hello Everyone,   We are going to be producing grain products that will be sold as ingredients to other food, pet food or animal feed manufacturers.  It will be shipped in bulk form, eith... more

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    SQF 7.2 Storage & Distribution Food Safety Manual
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    Looking for a Food Safety Manual template for SQF 7.2 Modules 2 & 12 Food Sector categories 25 & 26. Can anyone point me in the right direction?    Thanks, Kate  more

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    How to understand and comply with FSSC 22000
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    File Name: How to understand and comply with FSSC 22000File Submitter: SimonFile Submitted: 24 Jun 2016File Category: Food Safety Fridays Presentation slides from the Food Safety Fridays webinar c... more

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  • 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

  • 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

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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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Upcoming Food Safety Fridays Webinars

  • Effective food safety management system auditing

      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

  • Preventive Controls and HACCP

      Taking Place: 15 July 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    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

  • Trending Root Cause Analysis for Continual Improvement

      Taking Place: 19 August 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    As part of the continual improvement of a system, root cause analysis is an essential tool. As part of this it is necessary to understand how well any root... more

  • Assessing suppliers through routine and non-routine audits

      Taking Place: 02 September 2016 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Most companies have produced guidelines and specific codes of practice which detail the management control system that they expect to find in their suppliers... 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 reports and are exposed to some of the non-conformities found to have led to these incidents, we can’t help but to ask ourselves, how could these violations have gone unnot... 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: 10.47%

What is your biggest challenge regarding FSMA compliance?

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Have you mastered HARPC?

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    Percentage of vote: 5.81%

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    Percentage of vote: 41.86%

  3. Getting there (34 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 39.53%

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    Percentage of vote: 12.79%

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    Percentage of vote: 8.14%

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    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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    Percentage of vote: 25.58%

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