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    For US Employers, 7.3.3 and the ADA
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    This question is for those employers who are in the United States.   This section of the BRC standard talks about "procedures for employees, contractors and visitors relating to action to be t... more

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    Just wanted to thank everyone on this site and especially  the people who answered my posts. Our GMP's audit was today and we passed!!   I know GMP's is just the tip of the iceberg but it... more

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    Hair & Beard Nets?
    darrom29 - Today, 04:59 PM

    Hey everyone.     I work in a small factory (very small) and we produce popcorn.  I moved up from production to SQF/QC and am beginning to work towards a Level 2 certification.... more

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    Looking for some insight on winter squash processing?
    Weebus90 - Today, 12:47 PM

    Looking for some insight on winter squash processing.  We are looking to process butternut squash and i wanted to see what is acceptable. When processing squash (dicing) is it necessary to was... more

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    Building and Ground Requirements for Food Manufacturing and Pharma
    Margaux - Today, 09:10 AM

    Hello to all,   Is there any reference or standards regarding building and ground requirement  which indicates or recommends that the vegetated areas must be of a certain distance from th... more

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    Hummus HACCP
    Praneel - Today, 08:59 PM

    Hi S,   I am grateful for your help so far. Could you provide the risk assessment for hummus ingredients please? I have done some research but havn't found so much on individual ingredient ris... more

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    brianweber - Today, 08:45 PM

    I couldn't agree with you more. i am coming from years of food manufacturing facilities into a packaging supplier. This group has been exceptionally knowledgeable in information that would just baf... more

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    Hair & Beard Nets?
    darrom29 - Today, 08:39 PM

    Thanks!  I spoke to management and explained that it's necessary in order to get certification.  We'll probably see some turnover from it, but it'll be worth it in the end. more

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    Looking for some insight on winter squash processing?
    scampi - Today, 07:32 PM

    There are produce washers that can be purchased, or if you have a talented maintenance person, one can be made. Salmonella can also be found on varying types of produce and if it's on the product e... more

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    Hair & Beard Nets?
    Setanta - Today, 05:36 PM

    I advise that you get senior management's support.  If you want SQF, there isn't a lot of leeway.  Please search on this site for the various threads regarding hairnets/beard nets and cap... 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

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