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Decoding Food Safety Validation & Verification

Posted by Tony-C in Tony-C's Blog, 21 January 2015 - * * * * * · 497 views

Decoding Food Safety Validation & Verification

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 valida...

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