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Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology

Organizations spend a fortune on employee training. Organizations spent an additional fortune on quality failure: customer complaints, loss of bus...

BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis

Issue 5 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials was published July 2015 with the new set of requirements coming into force...

TACCP & VACCP Demystified!

One of my main lines of work at the moment is helping my manufacturing clients complete their TACCP/VACCP study. The understanding within the indus...

How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels

The main goal of food safety agencies worldwide is to protect consumers from food products that are potentially harmful to their health. For that r...

Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey

We asked the IFSQN members to share their experience with product recalls and withdrawals within their businesses. Below are the main findings alon...

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    UK lab recommendations for validating our self-laundry process
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    Hello, First post here but I would like to start by thanking you all for your valuable advice which has helped me get this far in mplenting our BRC. To validate our self laundry process I would lik... more

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    Pest Control Defense Line in Production
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    Hai All,   I need a little help because my boss asked about the first, second and third defense of pest control and when checking in the internet information required is not available and not... more

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    Confusion on when to issue NCR, CAR and PAR
    JCSL - Today, 06:31 AM

    Hi,    I am confused when to issue NCR,CAR and PAR.   1. Is it every NCR issued must followed by a CAR and PAR? Can we only raise NCR but not followed by any CAR?  2.To raise a... more

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    Example Management Review Minutes for Food Safety
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    Hi everybody,   We are on the process of food safety certification. I have a hard time documenting our management review minutes for food safety. Hope to send me sample of such record as basis... more

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    Preventing contamination issues with trench drains under machinery?
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    Hello   Does anyone have experience in preventing contamination issues with trench drains under machinery? I have an issue with a piece of machinery that processes raw product that sits over a... more

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    Food Labelling Regulations
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    Unedited chat logs from today's webinar:    tadeo: Hi Everyone greetings from Juba  Sanjay: Hi.  David: Hello everyone  Yehia: Hi everybody,  Marta: Hello from Holland... more

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    Confusion on when to issue NCR, CAR and PAR
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    Of course Esquef. more

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    Confusion on when to issue NCR, CAR and PAR
    esquef - Today, 01:54 PM

    An NCR is a non-conformance. For every NCR there should be corrective and (ideally) preventive action to stop it from ever happening again.Example:In my household leaving the toilet seat up is a no... more

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    UK lab recommendations for validating our self-laundry process
    BrummyJim - Today, 01:16 PM

    ALcontrol do test swabs from coats etc. Depends on how far you are from them, but they do pick up (for a price). I would expect all the labs to offer this service, but they are the only ones I know... more

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    High Coliforms in Ready-to-Eat foods
    Charles.C - Today, 01:15 PM

    Hi memory,   Just noticed yr OP mentioned consecutive counts. I presume this means both gave Coliform = > 1M cfu/gram.   I deduce this data is on a finished, packed product which has... more

Latest Articles

  • Behavioral Based Food Safety – An Alternative Training Methodology
    by Simon - 20 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

    The theoretical backgroundWe assume that if everyone were to do exactly what they were supposed to do, we would achieve the results we expect to achieve. Obviously, this assumption is not always tr... more

  • BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5 Gap Analysis
    by Simon - 02 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

    What is the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials?The BRC Global Standard for Packaging was originally published in 2001 to protect consumers and provide a common auditing and c... more

  • TACCP & VACCP Demystified!
    by Simon - 25 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

    TACCP is 'Threat Assessment & Critical Control Point'VACCP is 'Vulnerability Assessment & Critical Control Point'It's unclear how long the terms TACCP and VACCP have been around. The standa... more

  • How Food Safety Agencies Protect Consumers with Food Labels
    by Simon - 22 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

    One example is the United States where food producers sometimes can’t be quite sure whether their food product is subject to federal regulations, state laws, both, or if they are exempt altogether... more

  • 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

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  • 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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    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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