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Compressed Air - How Clean is Yours?

Compressed air is used widely in the food industry in devices such as pneumatic valves, and in product handling and packaging systems. Often it is an integral component of Clean...

BRC Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the BRC Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comme...

IFS Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the IFS Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comme...

IFSQN Launches Updated BRC System

The IFSQN have comprehensively reviewed and updated our BRC Food Safety and Quality Management System for food manufacturers looking to meet the requirements of BRC Global Stand...

IFSQN Launches Member of the Month (MOTM) Program

The IFSQN announce the launch of the Member of the Month (MOTM) award program in recognition of and to reward our loyal members. Share your knowledge for a chance to win an excl...

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  • 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 Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution
    by Simon - 20 June 2014 - 08:09 PM

    The BRC Extension of scope Benchmarking Application is open for a consultation period of 4 weeks starting on 19th June 2014.The benchmarking summary report, benchmarking form and details on how to... more

  • IFS Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution
    by Simon - 20 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

    The IFS Extension of scope Benchmarking Application is open for a consultation period of 4 weeks starting on 17th June 2014.The benchmarking summary report, benchmarking form and details on how to... more

  • IFSQN Launches Updated BRC System
    by Simon - 02 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

    This comprehensive package is designed to assist in achieving BRC Certification and contains extensive implementation tools and unrivaled comprehensive BRC documentation system templates.Included i... more

  • IFSQN Launches Member of the Month (MOTM) Program
    by Simon - 01 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

    The IFSQN Member of the Month (MOTM) program commences June 2014.Each month an IFSQN member will be selected for the prestigious award of Member of the Month (MOTM).The MOTM will be the member that... more

  • Revised ISO/TS 22003 to boost FSMS certification
    by Simon - 16 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

    The diligent process of implementing a food safety management system automatically improves food safety and quality performance and certification to a food safety management system standard such as... more

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    BRC Global Food Safety Standards

    Occurs on: Sep 16 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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    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: Sep 17 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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    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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  • Unannounced Audits – The Way Forward Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Jun 30 2014 07:27 AM

    Unannounced and unscheduled audits are growing ever more popular in the mainstream food safety certification schemes. In March this year the new edition of the SQF Code (7.2) included a requirement for suppliers to undertake one unannounced audit within the three year certification cycle.BRC unannounced audits are available to sites achieving top grades with two options, a single unannounced tw... more

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