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IFSQN Member Polls

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

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AIB Consolidated Standards

Discuss the range of AIB Consolidated Standards.

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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

Discuss the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program.

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BRC Global Standard - Food Safety

Discuss the latest version of the BRC “Global Standard for Food Safety”.

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BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging

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BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution

Discuss the “Global Standard for Storage & Distribution.

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BRC Global Standard - Agents and Brokers

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IFS Food

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IFS PACsecure

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IFS Logistics

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ISO 22000

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FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing

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FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

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General Food Safety Standards

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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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Foreign Body Prevention

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HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients

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HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

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Discuss the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) system.

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Health, Safety & 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

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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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Senior Management Commitment

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Weight & Volume Control

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Chef Zone

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

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Student Talk

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Member of the Month May - 2017

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