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Making sense of the SQF code: so what the heck is a “register”?

Posted by FurFarmandFork in FurFarmandFork's Blog, 21 May 2018 - - - - - - · 192 views

Making sense of the SQF code: so what the heck is a “register”? SQF has a lot of special definitions and language that can cause confusion for companies working to get newly certified. There are several mentions of “registers”, but the word register isn’t ever defined in the SQF glossary. The short answer is that a register is simply a list of all materials supporting that section of the code. But again, SQF leav...

Free Webinar: The Fundamental Principle of Food Safety – Understanding the link between Hazard – Risk – Control

Posted by Simon in IFSQN Webinars & Training, 20 April 2018 - - - - - - · 174 views

Free Webinar: The Fundamental Principle of Food Safety – Understanding the link between Hazard – Risk – Control Taking place:
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM UK Time
This is a 10.00 AM Eastern US Start  Presenter:
George Howlett, CEO, Safefood 360  Webinar Overview:
This session will uncover the fundamental nature and core principle of food safety management. All too often food businesses and technical managers operate day to day with food s...

Meeting the new requirements of SQF 8.0: 2.7.2 Food Fraud

Posted by FurFarmandFork in FurFarmandFork's Blog, 01 April 2018 - * * * * * · 462 views

Meeting the new requirements of SQF 8.0: 2.7.2 Food Fraud Having been through one of the first round of SQF 8.0 audits, I wanted to help other folks who may be sweating some of the new clauses. So, here’s an example of the approach I took to get me through my audit in February that may help other SQF practitioners. The requirements in the SQF code 8.0 module 2:       

Job Vacancy: Vice President, Food Safety, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA, USA

Posted by Simon in IFSQN Jobs, 01 September 2017 - - - - - - · 456 views

Job Vacancy: Vice President, Food Safety, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA, USA The Vice President of Food Safety will be responsible for leading efforts to design, implement, and maintain world class end-to-end food safety systems at Wonderful Citrus. Programs will include, but are not limited to: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation and maintenance, Supplier Approval, Foreign Supplier Verification, Sanitation, Sanita...

Catch Up Time as GFSI Release GFSI Benchmarking Requirements GFSI Guidance Document Version 7 Updated April 2018

Posted by Tony-C in Tony-C's Blog, 14 April 2017 - * * * * * · 3,403 views
GFSI, Version 7

With the recent release of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements GFSI Guidance Document Version 7 I thought it would be a good time to follow up on one of my previous blogs – GFSI Chicken or BRC Egg…which came first?  So, what are the changes? The previous GFSI Benchmarking Requirements GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition Version 6.4 was a single docu...

Using Tools from the Past

Posted by MWidra in MWidra's Blog, 25 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1,869 views
BRC, science

So for the last 2 days I've been working on filling the gaps for attaining BRC certification. This will be an ongoing process for a little bit, I'm sure. What I have been doing is writing the documents, procedures, and finding the information that will be eventually be compiled into..

"The Tome"

In other words, the food safety and quality manual....

Paperwork: Why is it so hard for the operators to fill out correctly?

Posted by Mr. Incognito in Mr. Incognito's Blog, 26 January 2015 - * * * * * · 3,643 views
paperwork, documentation, Mr I.

So for 14 months, since I started at my position, I've had a very hard time getting our most important paperwork filled out correctly and completely. We discussed it over meetings, we changed documentation to make it easier, we talked with the operators many times about it and yet it never got better.

Documentation is something that is hard for quality...

Managerial Rhymes

Posted by Zeeshan in Management Craft, 11 April 2014 - * * * * * · 2,031 views

Managerial decision Rhymes:

1- Don't trapped in Groove - Improve or Remove -

Do not blame on things and people. Either improve them or remove them. Missing a single stitch in time will destroy your nines. While blaming things and people not only waste time and resources but also down the moral of people. Most probably the things or peoples were...

The basics of Halal Food Manufacturing.

Posted by Zeeshan in Halal Food Manufacturing, 11 April 2014 - * * * * * · 2,550 views

Round the world people have many confusions over halal food manufacturing. Even Muslim manufacturer and consumers have contradictory views. Regardless of these confusions and contradiction there are some basics which must be considered by food manufacturer intended to comply with halal assurance requirements.

1- Knowledge of fundamental terms and definit...

International Forums

Posted by Jelena C in Quality and Food Safety from Serbia, 24 March 2013 - * * * * * · 2,287 views
Forum, ISO, Standard, System and 4 more...

There are so many International Forums all over the world but most of them are not of any use. Why something like this is happening? There are many of reasons but here I will give just some of them that are the most common by my opinion:

Companies are sending participants to Forums that are not experts and they deserved their place because they are just...

What is ISO 21469 Certification and what does it mean for users of Food Grade Lubricants, Fluids, Oils and Greases?

Posted by Shaun Heys in ROCOL's Blog, 28 February 2013 - - - - - - · 2,477 views
Food Safety, Food Processing and 2 more...

All machinery requires lubrication in order to keep it in good working condition. The manufacture of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals adds an extra level of complexity due to the strict food safety regulations that govern the industry. Food Grade Lubricants  must therefore be used in place of standard lubricants to facilitate the auditing requirements...

Implementing SQF

Posted by MQA in Janette's Blog, 17 December 2010 - - - - - - · 2,692 views

SQF is an international standard of food safety and quality management systems.  Recognised by the Global Food Standard Initiate, the standard is an investment in benchmarking your business against the leaders of your industry.

SQF entails management commitment to not only conduct safety  practices of your product or services but also to ensure quality...

6 quality dimensions

Posted by AS NUR in AS NUR's Blog, 03 December 2010 - - - - - - · 5,191 views

six quality dimensions are used for the evaluation of quality concepts in order to quantify quality performance are :

1. Product quality
2. Availability
3. Cost
4. Fexibility
5. Reliability
6. Service

point 1 - 3 related to the quality of the product and 4-6 related to the quality of oragnisation.

Can quality be an effective tool when searching for a job in today's economy?

Posted by vonsigler in vonsigler's Blog, 28 October 2010 - * * * * * · 1,670 views

The worldwide recession has plunged many people and organizations into the heart of despair and the unknown future. The industrial might of the capalistic system which grew to unbefore known heights during the last century, has within a decade dropped to the lowest level worldwide since the pre-world war two years. What history has taught us is when times...

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