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New Testing 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 of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed...

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 water-based method will allow fo...

Trace Analytics launches The AirCheck Academy™

Have Compressed Air Quality Questions? The AirCheck Academy™ has the Answers.Let’s face it…compressed air testing for the food and beverage industry is not easy to navigate. Wha...

bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC Assay Gains AOAC Approval

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, has recently been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC, an automated quality indicator tes...

Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab For the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss based at Kansas...

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    Protective wear
    AnitaC - 28 minutes ago

    Looking for common practices out there. Our food processing environment is one  that is cool, 55*F, daily. Many employees wear baseball caps or "hoodies"...exposed (although a hair net is worn... more

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    Mock Recall exercise
    AnitaC - 43 minutes ago

    Can anyone tell me how many times you perform your Mock Recall.......... If ONCE, why, if more WHY? I am in a debate.   Below is the BRC guidelines. I read "at least" annually as being suggest... more

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    FSMS22000 - sales and purchase procedure requirements
    ritvij - Today, 11:13 AM

    Hi everyone,   I am implementing FSMS22000 in our organization. But I am not able to understand what should I cover in the procedure of sales and purchase . Can you please help me in understan... more

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    Listeria in High Risk Foods!
    DonnaC - Today, 09:13 AM

    I'm in my work placement for university, I recently started in a cooked bacon company in May 2014. We have had a few issues with Listeria in the finished product.    I just need some advi... more

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    Master cleaning of cleaning materials
    QAD_Rebisco - Today, 08:46 AM

    Hello Everyone,   I am asking for your help if you have some references either it is from website or sample  record/document to share regarding the CLEANING OF CLEANING MATERIALS/SUPPLIES... more

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    Micro Limits for Food Packaging
    Charles.C - 18 minutes ago

    Dear Lexie,   Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate you are bound by US limits.   I have done a little searching through the forum for items relating to micro. properties of packaging. Da... more

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    Mock Recall exercise
    michaelgaspard - 21 minutes ago

    Hi Mariah,  i would like to understand, why packaging material and Ingredient since you already have an HACCP plan, could please clarify,  kind regards, Michael G more

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    Mock Recall exercise
    cazyncymru - 24 minutes ago

    We supply ASDA, so have to d it twice!   My scenarios are much talked about where I work! Next time I think ill use the scenario that George Clooney has thrown his wedding ring into one of our... more

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    Mock Recall exercise
    Mariah - 28 minutes ago

    We are required to do it once, but do it three times with a different starting point each time.   1.  Finished Product 2.  Packaging Material 3. Ingredient more

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    Mock Recall exercise
    PetBone - 33 minutes ago

    Every company that I have worked for does this annually to comply with regulations and to ensure that the process works as written. more

Latest Articles

  • 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

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 – be the first to learn

    Occurs on: Oct 14 2014 08:00 AM

    After a period of extensive consultation with retailers, food service companies, certification bodies and manufacturers, the new Issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been completed.... 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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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 – be the first to learn

    Occurs on: Oct 09 2014 09:00 AM

    After a period of extensive consultation with retailers, food service companies, certification bodies and manufacturers, the new Issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been completed.... more

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Member Poll - July


Has the number of food safety audits decreased with the introduction of GSFI audits?

  1. Yes (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. No (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 63.64%

  3. About the same (3 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

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Tony-C's Blog

  • 2 Sisters Exposed in Chicken Cockup Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Aug 22 2014 07:15 PM

    Last month saw a UK broadsheet, The Guardian, alleged a ‘catalogue’ of hygiene failings in the UK poultry industry. The allegations of malpractice related to 2 Sisters’ plants in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, and Scunthorpe, and a farm and abattoir operated by Faccenda.The newspaper claimed undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers revealed how strict industry... more

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