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Member of the Month (MOTM)

Member of the Month (MOTM) in association with Safefood 360.

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IFSQN Member Polls

Forum for regular member polls and surveys undertaken by the IFSQN.

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FSMS Certification Packages

IFSQN range of Food Safety Management System documentation packages designed for Certification to BRC, SQF, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and IFS Standards.

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Pay As You Go e-Consultancy

IFSQN Pay As You Go e-Consultancy is a professional and cost effective solution for clients requiring flexible technical support on a wide range of food safety projects.

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Packaging Food Safety Training

IFSQN packaging hygiene training DVD's, booklets and posters are ideal for basic and refresher training.

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Upgrade to Premium Membership for access to additional benefits and features.

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Food Safety Business Directory

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Food Safety Live 2013

The world's first online conference for food safety professionals.

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Food Safety Live 2014

The world's first online conference for food safety professionals.

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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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SQF Food

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SQF Packaging

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SQF Storage & Distribution

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IFS Food

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IFS PACsecure

Discuss IFS PACsecure Standard.

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IFS Logistics

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FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing

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FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing

Discuss the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification scheme) for Packaging Material Manufacturing.

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ISO 22000

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AIB Consolidated Standards

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

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General Food Safety Standards

Discuss food safety standards including Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP, Global Red Meat Standard, Synergy 22000, PrimusGFS, CanadaGAP, GlobalGAP AIB, FDA, EFSIS.

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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

Discuss ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and related management system standards.

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Food Safety Talk

General forum for food safety and quality news, views and discussion.

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Food Safety News

News and product recall updates from FSIS, FDA and FSA.

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Allergen Management

Discuss Food Allergen Management.

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Discuss Internal, Customer, Supplier, 3rd Party Audits and Auditing.

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Discuss calibration and related topics.

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Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management

Discuss cleaning, sanitation and waste management issues.

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Customer Complaints & Customer Relations

Discuss customer complaints, customer feedback, customer focus and customer relations management issues.

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Food Defense & Security

Discuss how to protect food products from intentional adulteration by biological, chemical, physical, or radiological agents.

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Food Microbiology

Discuss food pathogens and food spoilage organisms as well as organisms involved in food production.

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Food Safety Tools & Equipment

Discuss food safety tools, equipment and services.

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Food Technology

Discuss foods, ingredients, manufacturing processes and related technologies.

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Foreign Body Prevention

Discuss issues relating to foreign body prevention and detection.

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HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients

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HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

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Health, Safety & Environmental Management

Discuss occupational safety, health and environmental management.

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Discussion and information on labeling rules and best practice.

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Lab Management & Testing

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Discuss building and machine maintenance.

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Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection & Sieving

Discuss Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection and Sieving Systems, Standards and Procedures.

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Nonconformance & Corrective Action

Discuss your nonconformances and get help closing them.

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Packaging Technology

Discuss packaging materials, machinery, manufacturing processes and related technologies.

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Personal Hygiene

Discussion issues relating to personal hygiene.

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Pest Control

Discuss Pest Management in the food industry.

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Product Identification & Traceability

Discuss product identification & traceability issues.

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Product Recall & Withdrawal

Discuss Product Recall & Withdrawal.

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Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

Discuss QA / QC and Continuous Improvement.

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Senior Management Commitment

Discuss issues relating to policy, senior management commitment and management review.

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Specifications Management

Discuss customer, internal, supplier product and process specifications.

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Training & Development

Discuss all aspects of Education, Training & Development.

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Weight & Volume Control

Discuss weight and volume control in the food industry.

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Community General Chat

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Chef Zone

Discussion forum for those with an interest in all aspects of foodservice & catering.

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Employment & Personal Development

Discussion about Careers, Employment, Personal Development and Professional Certifications.

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