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    Simplistic Hand Washing Impact Presentation
    MWidra - Today, 02:37 PM

    I made a once upon a time presentation about the importance of hand washing, of the story of Mary Mellon (Typhoid Mary.)  I took out our company logo and name, in case anyone wants to use it a... more

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    magenta_majors - Today, 02:33 PM

    Horoscope says Turn up the heat and let yourself expand into other worlds today. There may be an extra amount of dramatic flair that goes along with the events of the day, so participate in the abs... more

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    Microbial standards for food contact surfaces in poultry slaughter?
    DivyaM - Today, 01:55 AM

    I am working for a poultry slaughterhouse. I am in the process of reviewing the microbial limits for the Food contact and Non food contact areas. My current Microbial limits for Environmental ACC s... more

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    How To Discard Expired Product?
    Anki - Yesterday, 11:09 PM

    Hello Forum Members,   We have some expired Grapeseed oil in plastic bottles (1 liter and 3 liters) and Black Tea in consumer size bags. We are in the state of California and would like to dis... more

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    Employee non-compliance/disciplinary action
    khall_12_34 - Yesterday, 10:33 PM

    So we're a small family owned business with no formalized HR dept.... in fact I don't think we have any formalized HR procedures. PrimusGFS requires a policy for employee non-compliance, but due to... more

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    Employee non-compliance/disciplinary action
    Charles.C - 56 minutes ago

    Dear khall,   Yr query is 99.99% certain to be determined by local legal requirements. And particularly any compensatory aspects. And probably case-by-case, eg hazard /  "intentions". And... more

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    QA Supervisor Training ideas
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    I agree with all of the above as well.  I would also caution him to not say ANYTHING during the first few audits unless asked a direct question, then to explain that he is in training and be a... more

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    MWidra - Today, 02:41 PM

    It's snowing...AGAIN...here.  I'll expand into the world of Diablo 3 tonight, where the fires are blazing and the demons drop wonderful loot.    It's going to be a gaming night.... more

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    Loosening a Critical Limit
    Charles.C - Today, 02:35 PM

    Hello Trace -   What we have found at our bakery is that 1.0 F and NF gives us way too many false positives. We discovered this is due to the humidity of the product passing through the dete... more

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    Can we verify the GMP each month?
    djammur - Today, 02:34 PM

    this is to be done through the auditing process. more

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    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 operati... more

  • Cornerstone of HACCP
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    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... 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 hi... more

  • FSSC 22000 set to become the Global FSMS Standard
    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    This course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house program. SQF consultants must also successfully... more

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    This 2 day course is designed to prepare an individual to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements by promoting an understanding of the SQF Code 7.2 Edition and providing a detailed knowledge base to... more

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    Decoding Food Safety Validation & Verification Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Jan 21 2015 07:29 PM

    This subject of validation and verification is right up there in the list of food safety areas which cause the most confusion among members and the variety and often conflicting definitions and requirements in food safety certification standards as to what should be validated, what should be verified and what should be done to meet the criteria for validation and verification only adds to the c... more

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