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    PPE Risk Assessment
    elaine1980 - Today, 11:19 AM

    So we just passed our first Tesco approval audit against TFMS v6 after months of preparation (hurrah!) but now left with a ream of corrective actions (boohoo). One of the areas of non-conformi... more

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    Raw Meat Storage for Wholesaler Advice Needed Please
    Dantekka - Today, 09:12 AM

    Hi all,   (please move this post to a more relevant board if the one I've chosen is incorrect!)   I'm the Technical & QA Manager of an importer and wholesaler of cheese, cured meat (b... more

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    Hello from Dallas Texas
    Plastic Ducky - Yesterday, 08:04 PM

    Hello to the IFSQN members,     I am glad to join your network of professionals. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge being shared here.   I work as an Quality Control Tech / S... more

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    Is anybody willing to reveal the secrets of FSMA Risk Assessment?
    xylough - Yesterday, 07:11 PM

    Anyone able and willing to reveal the secrets of the universe concerning FSMA risk assessment? As I analyze FSMA information, it becomes clear to me that risk assessment is not identical to hazard... more

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    How to justify an elimination from the Scope of Audit?
    suzieq0112 - Yesterday, 06:07 PM

    Hello All,   I am looking for guidance on justifying an elimination from scope before my SQF Audit.  I have a refrigerated storage building that cannot not be certified.  It is 100 y... more

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    Insights on challenge studies for shelf life testing?
    JtpatT - 20 minutes ago

    Yes, the question was addressed to the general Food Manufacturing industry, though my intention was to know, how often these studies are used while establishing shelf life for new products. more

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    Raw Meat Storage for Wholesaler Advice Needed Please
    jacquip - 50 minutes ago

    I am assuming that as you're going for The Storage and Distribution that all products will be wrapped / packed and not exposed meats.Packaged meats can be stored in the same chiller, with spacial s... more

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    Raw Meat Storage for Wholesaler Advice Needed Please
    scampi - Today, 12:49 PM

    I am not familiar with the BRC standards, but you definitely do not want to store RTE foods and cheeses with raw meat of any kind. The cross contamination risk is to great. more

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    Food Safety Added to Whistleblower Protections
    nlbrenn - Today, 12:34 PM

    The DeCosters egg trial is the trial that fascinates me.  How can a company have so many different types of violations (food safety and otherwise) and pay huge fines (millions of $ over to cou... more

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    PPE Risk Assessment
    Simon - Today, 11:38 AM

    Hi Elaine, first off congratulations. Just to be clear for other members PPE= Personal Protective Equipment to keep the person safe and not foremost to keep the product safe, though that could be a... more

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  • 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 i... 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 operati... 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... 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

    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 certificati... 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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    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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    The Prerequisite Qualities of a Food Safety Leader Tony-C's Blog

    Tony-C - Mar 08 2015 03:38 PM

    I want to start this month's blog by telling you a short story about a Technical role I was approached about a few years back. The offer was quite tempting and it was a similar role to the one I was in so shouldn’t have been too challenging (I thought to myself). I asked for more details regarding the role and I received a detailed job description. As I read through the job description it conta... more

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As a Food Safety Leader what are your biggest challenges?

  1. Too much non-conformance (19 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 11.24%

  2. Too many customer audits (10 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 5.92%

  3. Too many customer requests for information (14 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.28%

  4. Standards and requirements changing (16 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 9.47%

  5. FSQMS is hard to keep up to date (12 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 7.10%

  6. Not enough support from the top (32 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 18.93%

  7. Not enough support from other levels (33 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 19.53%

  8. Do not feel competent for the role (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.37%

  9. Demotivated and not driving food safety (8 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 4.73%

  10. Overworked and totally burned out (15 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 8.88%

  11. Other (please state) (4 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 2.37%

  12. No problems here (2 votes)

    Percentage of vote: 1.18%

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