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AIB Consolidated Standards

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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

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FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing

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FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing

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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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Food Safety Talk

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Food Safety News

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Allergen Management

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Food Defense & Security

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Food Microbiology

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Foreign Body Prevention

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HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

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Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection & Sieving

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Packaging Technology

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Personal Hygiene

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Pest Control

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