Jump to content

  •  

Featured Content

ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training

ACET Global Consulting LLC, a US-based global food safety organization is now an IFS Academy training provider. ACET Global has personnel and allia...

The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference

Food Safety Live is the world’s first online food safety learning and networking conference. Join us from the comfort of your own office and watch...

New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications

Laboratories performing food safety and authenticity, pharmaceutical, metabolomic, anti-doping and other analyses using gas chromatography-mass spe...

The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems -- for any organization in the food chain was first published some 10 years ago and reviewed without...

Mettler Toledo Vision Inspection System Combines Thorough inspection, Conveni...

The versatile METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision V6300 vision inspection system combines thorough product inspection with maximum production throughput and c...

New Discussion Topics

  • Photo
    2.5.6 - Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis Procedure
    MRCRSHART - 9 minutes ago

    Does anyone have an example of a Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis procedure?     I have been trying to conform to SQF Level 2 section 2.5.6 for weeks now...   My company rec... more

  • Photo
    Internal vs. External Pest Control
    svnh.bell - Today, 05:05 PM

    Hello all!    I am (newly) the Product Compliance Manager for a small R&D and manufacturing facility regulated by both CFR 110 and 111. When I say small, we only have 5 full time empl... more

  • Photo
    Internal Audit Training
    brianweber - Today, 04:05 PM

    Hello all,    I have done internal audits in the past but have no training on them other than "here do this". We are moving forward with getting our IFS PACsecure certification and i was... more

  • Photo
    Does anyone know what PIGS stand for?
    Barbara Serra - Today, 03:02 PM

    Does anyone knows what PIGS stand for in a hazard analysis in HACCP? more

  • Photo
    Hand swab testing
    Petersen_M - Today, 02:40 PM

    Hello Everyone   I am editing a testing schedule and on the schedule it states test for Staphylococcus aureus and Coliforms for hand swabs. It also then states test for E.coli only if Coliform... more

Latest Comments

  • Photo
    Hallo from UK
    Simon - A minute ago

    Welcome Agnieszka, thanks for making your first post after a year. Don't leave it so long until your next one   Regards, Simon more

  • Photo
    Hello and I could use some advice
    Simon - A minute ago

    Hello and welcome CupONoodles.     Did you get an answer to your question?   Regards, Simon more

  • Photo
    Ladies World Cup Soccer (or Football depending on where you live)
    Simon - 8 minutes ago

    Love your American soccer commentary Mr I.   I watched a few matches and I have to say not a shred of diving, moaning, petulance or backchat to the referees, which is a welcome break from the... more

  • Photo
    Internal vs. External Pest Control
    Simon - 15 minutes ago

    Pest Control is one of those services that I can honestly say is worth outsourcing to the experts. Are you planning on going for GFSI Certification of some sort? more

  • Photo
    Hand swab testing
    Charles.C - 19 minutes ago

    There are also the 3M petrifilms available that test for both coliform and E.coli http://solutions.3m....Vbe29BDXSBJ7Fgl   You can't inoculate off a 3M petrifilm from a coliform plate onto a... more

Latest Articles

  • Introducing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard
    by bacon - 21 October 2014 - 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 Trace Analytics - 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

Latest News

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Food Safety Fridays Webinars

  • Effective Complaint Management

      Taking Place: 10 July 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    In this webinar we will discuss why complaint management is important in achieving certification to a GFSI benchmarked scheme and how to manage and improve y... more

  • Predictive Risk Metrics

      Taking Place: 17 July 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    This session will introduce a new predictive set of metrics to predict increasing food safety and brand risks. This metric allows for preventive risk mitigat... more

  • Know the Laws for Making Self-substantiated General Level Health Claims

      Taking Place: 14 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Do you export food to Australia or New Zealand? The new Australian and New Zealand standard for the sale of food with nutrition and health claims is enforcea... more

  • Behavioral Based Food Safety

      Taking Place: 21 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Studies show that 25-40% of food employees don’t wash their hands properly after visiting the toilet. In this webinar we will obtain tools to better understa... more

  • Purchasing – An Integral Part of an Organization’s Processes

      Taking Place: 28 August 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    In this webinar we will learn how ‘mutually beneficial supplier relationships’ can be fostered to assure food safety. Most organizations need to purchase ma... more

Food Safety Fridays - Next Live Webinar

Free Registration & Free Certificate of Attendance
Effective Complaint Management upcoming

Taking Place: 10 July 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

In this webinar we will discuss why complaint management is important in achieving certification to a GFSI benchmarked scheme and how to manage and improve your complaint levels. Complaint levels are a key performance indicator and a reflection of the effectiveness of a food safety and quality management system. We will discu... more

  Schedule Register  

Tony-C's Blog

  • Photo
    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

Member Poll

Poll

Have you carried out a product withdrawal or recall?

  1. Yes (44 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 58.67%

  2. No (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

For what reasons?

  1. Undeclared Allergen (9 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.84%

  2. Other Labelling Problem (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.82%

  3. Packaging Fault (5 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 6.02%

  4. Quality Problem (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.43%

  5. Microbiological Contamination (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 16.87%

  6. Foreign Body Contamination (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.23%

  7. Chemical Contamination (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.82%

  8. Other Reason (3 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 3.61%

  9. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 37.35%

What was the trigger?

  1. Illness Outbreak (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  2. Food Test Result (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  3. Regulatory Inspection Finding (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.33%

  4. Consumer Complaint (7 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.33%

  5. Quality Test Result (11 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 14.67%

  6. Recall in Other Country (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  7. Other Trigger (9 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  8. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

How effective & efficient was the withdrawal or recall?

  1. Excellent (18 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  2. Good (21 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

  3. Average (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  4. Poor (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

What was the performance of your traceability system?

  1. Excellent (20 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. Good (20 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. Average (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  4. Poor (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Disastrous (0 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

What was the total cost of the process?

  1. Greater than $1 million (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  2. Between $500k and $1 million (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  3. Between $100k and $500k (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

  4. Between $50k and $100k (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  5. Between $10k and $50k (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

  6. Less than $10k (21 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

  7. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

Were any consumers harmed?

  1. Yes (1 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  2. No (43 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 57.33%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

Did you ever have another incident for the same reason?

  1. Yes (6 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  2. No (38 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 50.67%

  3. VOTED NO NEVER HAD A RECALL (31 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 41.33%

Vote
Guests cannot vote

Sponsor Message


Advertise

Featured Files

Quick Login

Sponsor Message


Advertise

Food Safety Fridays - Last Live Webinar

Traceability of Food in Restaurants and Fast Food

03 July 2015 - 06:43 PM
IFSQN Company Videos
Simon | 73 Views

Search for Food Safety Jobs

Food Safety System Manuals

IFSQN Website Statistics

245
32K
23K
63.7K
Online
Members
Topics
Replies

Sign Up for FREE News


Sponsor Message