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The IFSQN is an international discussion group mainly for food safety professionals, but also for others who have questions about the topic. It connects those interested in food safety to each other, and to information. The purpose of the website is to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas to make food safer around the world. Feel free to browse the forums as a guest, however to participate and to take advantage of the Forum Software Features, you will need to register for an account...

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New Member Introductions

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Latest blog posts from the IFSQN.

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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

Discuss the “Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials”.

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BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution

Discuss the “Global Standard for Storage & Distribution.

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Discuss IFS Logistics Standard.

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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

Discuss the ISO 22000 standard.

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AIB Consolidated Standards

Discuss the range of AIB Consolidated Standards.

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

Discuss Tesco TFMS and other Customer and 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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Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management

Discuss cleaning, sanitation and waste 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

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Discuss the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.

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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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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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Senior Management Commitment

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Specifications Management

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Discuss all aspects of Education, Training & Development.

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Discuss weight and volume control in the food industry.

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

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