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    carpet for engineering workshop Dear All  I need to buy a carpet that retain metal particles from the shoes on the engineering workshop?  Did anybody know contacts from suppliers who ha... more

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    Hello,   Our company will start production soon, the problem is we have 2 buildings in different locations. We would want to get SQF level 2 within the first couple month's. Now how would that... more

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    Hi there,             I work in a trading company, we import and distribute full containers or pallets of dried fruits, nuts and seeds in UK. We are now trying to get... more

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    Simon - 04 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

    Hello Ashlam,   Though I agree that hand washing is important, your post does not fit with the title you have given to your topic "Food Safety Consultant".   Is this just a test post?... more

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    Can we verify the GMP each month?
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    We are doing monthly GMP walk and it helps the performance overall.   Cheers more

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    Recall Coordinator Contact Information
    Alisha - 04 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

    Hi    I usually review recall policy on a 6-monthly basis. There are always something changes.   Your Sales Manager should be involved in food recall event, as they always have... more

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    Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar - Microbial Sprays
    Steve A. - 04 July 2015 - 12:02 AM

    Tony, thanks for the input.  Freezing is something I do.  I actually freeze the muscle (meat) for ground products prior to grinding. I grind into containers that are chilled and usually s... more

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    Traceability of Food in Restaurants and Fast Food
    Simon - 03 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

    Hi Avila, I brought up the same point in the webinar, but it was not answered.   I will ask Vladimir to look in on this topic and maybe he can give some advice.   By the way did you atten... more

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    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?
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    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
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    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
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    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

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Upcoming Food Safety Fridays Webinars

  • Effective Complaint Management

      Taking Place: 10 July 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    In this webinar we will discuss why complaint management is important in achieving certification to a GFSI benchmarked scheme and how to manage and improve y... more

  • Predictive Risk Metrics

      Taking Place: 17 July 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    This session will introduce a new predictive set of metrics to predict increasing food safety and brand risks. This metric allows for preventive risk mitigat... more

  • Know the Laws for Making Self-substantiated General Level Health Claims

      Taking Place: 14 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Do you export food to Australia or New Zealand? The new Australian and New Zealand standard for the sale of food with nutrition and health claims is enforcea... more

  • Behavioral Based Food Safety

      Taking Place: 21 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Studies show that 25-40% of food employees don’t wash their hands properly after visiting the toilet. In this webinar we will obtain tools to better understa... more

  • Purchasing – An Integral Part of an Organization’s Processes

      Taking Place: 28 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    In this webinar we will learn how ‘mutually beneficial supplier relationships’ can be fostered to assure food safety. Most organizations need to purchase ma... 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

Member Poll

Poll

Have you carried out a product withdrawal or recall?

  1. Yes (43 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 58.11%

  2. No (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

For what reasons?

  1. Undeclared Allergen (9 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.98%

  2. Other Labelling Problem (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  3. Packaging Fault (5 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  4. Quality Problem (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  5. Microbiological Contamination (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 17.07%

  6. Foreign Body Contamination (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  7. Chemical Contamination (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  8. Other Reason (3 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  9. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 37.80%

What was the trigger?

  1. Illness Outbreak (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  2. Food Test Result (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  3. Regulatory Inspection Finding (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.46%

  4. Consumer Complaint (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.46%

  5. Quality Test Result (11 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 14.86%

  6. Recall in Other Country (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  7. Other Trigger (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  8. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

How effective & efficient was the withdrawal or recall?

  1. Excellent (18 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  2. Good (21 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 28.38%

  3. Average (3 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.05%

  4. Poor (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.35%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

What was the performance of your traceability system?

  1. Excellent (20 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 27.03%

  2. Good (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 25.68%

  3. Average (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  4. Poor (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

What was the total cost of the process?

  1. Greater than $1 million (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.35%

  2. Between $500k and $1 million (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  3. Between $100k and $500k (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  4. Between $50k and $100k (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  5. Between $10k and $50k (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  6. Less than $10k (20 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 27.03%

  7. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

Were any consumers harmed?

  1. Yes (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.35%

  2. No (42 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 56.76%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

Did you ever have another incident for the same reason?

  1. Yes (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  2. No (37 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.89%

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