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BRC Global Standard - Food Safety

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BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging

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BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution

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FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing

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FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing

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AIB Consolidated Standards

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

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General Food Safety Standards

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Signed into law on January 4, 2011 the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years.

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Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Standards

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Allergen Management

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Food Defense & Security

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Food Microbiology

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Food Safety Tools & Equipment

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Food Technology

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Foreign Body Prevention

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HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients

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Lab Management & Testing

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Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection & Sieving

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Nonconformance & Corrective Action

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Packaging Technology

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Personal Hygiene

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Pest Control

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Product Identification & Traceability

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Product Recall & Withdrawal

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Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

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