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The FSVP is the Next FSMA Compliance Date

One of the new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). For most importers of food...

How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air

Many in the food manufacturing business are wondering exactly how to go about complying with the requirements for routine monitoring of compressed...

Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification

To assist all BRC Food certificated sites BRC Global Standards commissioned The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess the BRC Global Standard for Food Safe...

Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules

A recent comparison of the FSSC 22000 Certification scheme against the FSMA Final Preventive Controls (PC) Rule for Human Food concluded that there...

Adding Value to an Internal Audit System

Internal auditing is included in Food Safety Management Requirements of the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition Version 6.4 and as such is a compu...

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    Question about scanned documents
    jgantomasso - Yesterday, 06:41 PM

    Hi,   We work in an ISO 7 cleanroom environment.  Our QC lab does testing and then needs to report those results to the cleanroom.  It takes roughly 30 minutes for staff to clean mat... more

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    Software to Digitally Record Meeting Minutes
    Big Wally - Yesterday, 02:13 PM

      Shorthand is a dying skill and taking thorough meeting minutes can be a rough exercise. Maybe I am just a dreamer but I figure since Alexander Graham Bell started a dictaphone company 1881 t... more

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    Non-Conforming Product/Equipment SQF 2 Documentation
    charbear - Yesterday, 12:22 PM

    Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me out. How detailed does the documentation for non-conforming product and equipment need to be and how often should this be done? AIB required monthly but SQF is... more

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    What are the tools to validate FSSC 22000 in any of the FMCG industry
    KSHMR - Yesterday, 12:00 PM

    An interviewer asked me this question once. never found a perfect answer about it. Actually i never got his question about what tools he is talking about ??     Thanks!! more

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    Filters for compressed air
    Peaches - Yesterday, 10:22 AM

    Hello I have two questions about the requirement to have filters at the point of use for compressed air that is used on food contact surfaces.  We are a bakery so we have a raw dough area, the... more

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    Non-Conforming Product/Equipment SQF 2 Documentation
    charbear - Today, 11:48 AM

    I agree fully with Slab. And yes, it would include equipment and not just product. An example of this would be you have a dough extruder and 5 holes on the face of the disk are jammed up... it be... more

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    Non-Conforming Product/Equipment SQF 2 Documentation
    charbear - Today, 11:44 AM

    Hi, charbear;   This is simply a policy that dictates what action would be taken if product or equipment is found to be out of spec (internal), or non-conforming to what ever regulations are... more

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    Question about scanned documents
    jgantomasso - Yesterday, 08:21 PM

    Well I guess there isn't a paper copy, it is a scan that the people in the cleanroom would use to get their data.  more

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    Non-Conforming Product/Equipment SQF 2 Documentation
    SQFconsultant - Yesterday, 08:05 PM

    I agree fully with Slab. And yes, it would include equipment and not just product. An example of this would be you have a dough extruder and 5 holes on the face of the disk are jammed up... it beco... more

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    SQF Audit for Corrugated Sheet industry
    SQFconsultant - Yesterday, 07:51 PM

    I'd start with a review of the SQF code (I assume level II) for food sector category 27 for packaging and the associated modules. I'm bias but if you are under a 6 month goal I would suggest gettin... more

Latest Articles

  • The FSVP is the Next FSMA Compliance Date
    by Simon - 22 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

    One of the new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). For most importers of foods into the USA, the FDA has specified that the dat... more

  • How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil in Compressed Air
    by Simon - 10 October 2016 - 06:07 AM

    Air quality is mentioned throughout the SQF Code Edition 7.2, in which we are given the guideline: “compressed air used in the manufacturing process and in direct contact with food products, primar... more

  • Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC Certification
    by Tony-C - 15 August 2016 - 07:51 PM

    BRC Food Safety Standard was first published in 1998 and was Food Safety Standard to be benchmarked by the GFSI. The current version of the standard is Issue 7 which was published in January 2015.... more

  • Comparing FSSC 22000 against FSMA Preventive Controls Rules
    by Tony-C - 09 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and compliance dates (See Appendix 4) for some businesses begin in September 2016. Key Requirement... more

  • Adding Value to an Internal Audit System
    by Tony-C - 07 June 2016 - 06:13 AM

    Internal Auditing Let’s start with an Audit Definition from ISO 19011:* A systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to dete... more

Latest News

  • Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey
    by Simon - 08 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

    Link to the Full Survey ResultsMain Findings:Over half of the 70 respondents had experienced at least one product withdrawal or product recall within their businessOver 1/3 of these withdrawals or... more

  • ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

    ACET Global Consulting will deliver IFS Academy implementation training programs including IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS PACsecure, and many more. With approved trainers, as well as certified audito... more

  • The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference
    by Simon - 27 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

    Food Safety Live 2015The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual ConferenceThis year's Food Safety Live online conference consists of a series of four interactive live debates with a... more

  • New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications
    by Simon - 01 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

    The new Thermo Scientific Q Exactive GC hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap GC-MS/MS instrument represents the first-ever commercial system offering a combination of gas chromatography and HRAM Orbitrap mas... more

  • The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017
    by Simon - 05 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

    The need for change was highlighted by a 2014 consultation among users of the standard which identified some gaps, confusion and repetition that required some clarification and improvement. The con... more

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    Allergen labelling errors and allergen management issues causes the largest number of recalls in North America and the EU. The presentation will looks at the... more

  • 3 Requirements for Commitment to Food Safety

      Taking Place: 07 April 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    You’re committed to food safety but there’s only so much you can do alone. Who takes the lead, when and where? What can you do to support and motivate your b... more

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      Taking Place: 21 April 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Statistical process control (SPC) is a method to improve or achieve quality control in a manufacturing process. Support productivity and quality improvement... more

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      Taking Place: 28 April 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Industry and trade associations have been buzzing for months about how FDA and state food regulatory agencies will implement FSMA’s rules, particularly with... more

  • Validation of Cleaning Programs

      Taking Place: 05 May 2017 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Validation of Cleaning Programs is now a mandatory requirement under most GFSI food safety standards. Luckily, Safefood 360° has compiled everything you need... more

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Taking Place: 12 May 2017 - 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

This 4 hour webinar will demonstrate the practical use of tools for risk analyzing, root cause identification and problem solving in every day food safety. Through the webinar four practical tools are presented: SWOT analysis - is a simple but useful framework for analyzing your organization's strengths... more

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    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 t... more

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