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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 Testing Solutions for the Detection of Agrisure Duracade™ Corn

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New water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin

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bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC Assay Gains AOAC Approval

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    SQF main practitioner and backup
    RG3 - 4 minutes ago

    As far as daily verifications of HACCP documents only the HACCP Coordinator or the HACCP Coordinator back up can sign off.   For Daily Production Forms I do not see a reason why a Plant Manage... more

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    Testing For Dimethylpolysiloxane
    Quality Ben - Today, 03:08 AM

    My understanding is that there is a maximum allowable of >10000ppm Not sure of labs as not my country but you can test for yourself fairly easily I believe. more

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    SQF main practitioner and backup
    enomis - Today, 01:52 AM

    I wouldn't be verifying my work but my teams work. Do you get what I mean. I am not auditing my work. I am just doing daily verifications or monthly etc. more

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    SQF main practitioner and backup
    RG3 - Yesterday, 11:39 PM

    2.4.3 under the guidance document "The HACCP Plan is not a static document. Critical limits must be re-validated at least annually (refer 2.5.2.1 v) by the SQF practitioner, and the entire Food Saf... more

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    Creative Types Needed for Training Project Collaboration
    Snookie - Yesterday, 11:29 PM

    Winter 2016 is way too long.......I think we need to aim for spring 2015....   That being said need more information as to what is involved with music and graphics, my kids and I may be able t... more

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    Has anyone got experience with the storage of melted liquid butter?
    RG3 - Yesterday, 11:07 PM

    Hi JKoratich712,      I have had some experience with blocks of butter melted and kept storage in a pail in a hotbox. However, we did not hold that butter longer than the next d... more

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    SQF main practitioner and backup
    enomis - Yesterday, 10:56 PM

    Yes I do. Basically we take one of our production workers and we have them go through the checklist while we monitor and verify at the end. I am just wondering if our main practitioner is the only... more

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  • Introducing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard
    by baron - Yesterday, 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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    BRC Global Food Safety Standards

    Occurs on: Dec 09 2014 12:00 AM

    Background In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) developed and introduced the BRC technical standard and protocol for companies supplying retailer branded products i.e., BRC Global Standar... more

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    Food Allergen Control

    Occurs on: Nov 11 2014 12:00 AM

    Background The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a c... more

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    Validation of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

    Occurs on: Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM

    Background As Food Safety Management Systems/HACCP Systems have evolved over the past few years auditors are looking beyond the 12 Codex Alimentarius Steps and asking more challenging questions... more

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    HACCP Development, Implementation & Verification - FETAC Level 5

    Occurs on: Yesterday, 12:00 AM

    (Food Safety Management Systems including ISO 22000, ISO 22002, FSSC, BRC & Hygiene Packages) Also suitable for the Food Packaging Industry Background Food businesses are now required by... more

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    Implementing SQF v.7.2 Systems Training and Internal Auditing

    Occurs on: Today, 04:00 PM

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014 Cost: $750 per person (NWFPA Member) $1,150 per person (Non-member) Instructor: Dr. Richard Dougherty, Training Consultant, Foo... more

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    Instructor Skills for the Food Industry

    Occurs on: Nov 04 2014 12:00 AM

    (Also known as Train the Trainer) Background As an in-house trainer you will have to speak in front of staff and colleagues or make presentations to large audiences. To the inexperienced prese... more

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    HACCP Development, Implementation & Verification - FETAC Level 5

    Occurs on: Nov 18 2014 12:00 AM

    (Food Safety Management Systems including ISO 22000, ISO 22002, FSSC, BRC & Hygiene Packages) Also suitable for the Food Packaging Industry Background Food businesses are now required by... 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 trends... more

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