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    Hoosiersmoker has posted in Compressed Air Sample Policy in SQF Storage & Distribution.
    Charles, That is correct, but your gap analysis or consultation will tell you that. For us as a contact food packaging manfacturer we maintain filter and compressor service records and only have t...
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    faulkner93 has posted in Cooler Floor Cleaning in Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management.
    Hello!     If my suggestion is beneficial for Carpet rug cleaning service you then give me feedback about it, please.
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    moskito has posted in How to prove that our foods are without GMO? in General Food Safety Standards.
    Dear Dinh key,   I agree with Ryan M. "it depends" where to source or where to sell.   We have for the US non-GMO verified certification due to the non existing law on GMO declaration. In...
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    Lighthouse Trade has posted in RSVP plan example in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Hi Charles, sorry I misspelled it, it's FSVP, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. Thanks
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    Charles.C has posted in RSVP plan example in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Hi all, Lighthouse Trade, Inc. is a cheese, seafood and meat/cured meats import company. Very interesting topics and posts here, useful too. We are dealing with RSVP, and we would really apprecia...
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    Charles.C has posted in Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Information & Support.
    Hi everyone! This is my first time to post in this forum. Any inputs on the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance? As far as I know from my research, QA is basically more on th...
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    Lighthouse Trade has started RSVP plan example in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Hi all, Lighthouse Trade, Inc. is a cheese, seafood and meat/cured meats import company. Very interesting topics and posts here, useful too. We are dealing with RSVP, and we would really appreciate...
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    • Charles.C

      Hi all, Lighthouse Trade, Inc. is a cheese, seafood and meat/cured meats import company. Very interesting topics and posts here, useful too.

      We are dealing with RSVP, and we would really appreciate any kind of example for an RSVP plan for cheese importation.

      Cheers

       

      Hi LT,

       

      Sorry for ignorance but RSVP = ? (defeated my Google)(i presume not = respondez s'il vous plait)

    • Lighthouse Trade

      Hi Charles, sorry I misspelled it, it's FSVP, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. Thanks

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    Charles.C has posted in Food Processing clothing in Information & Support.
    I work for a small facility that manufactures sauces and fudge, I am fairly new here but have been in the big industry for over 15 years. The employees currently wear cotton aprons, the keep the...
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    Charles.C has posted in Is 70% alcohol accepted as a sanitiser during sampling? in Food Safety Talk.
    Thank you Charles. We are a distribution company. We sample our frozen meat products for microbiology testing. The alcohol will be used for our sampling tools.   Hi rosanna,   Sorry i...
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    Charles.C has posted in Compressed Air Sample Policy in SQF Storage & Distribution.
    Sorry, Didn't see the attachment on my post   Hi HS,   Thks yr useful input. I anticipate that yr SOP is based on protocol material supplied with Petrifilm Plates ?   I deduce yr...
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    Randy1003 has posted in Shelf Life of HDPE Plastic Bottles in Packaging Technology.
    Hi Daphne,   5 years sounds like a convenient  interpretation of the "unlimited" i also saw quoted for HDPE in another table.  This one is only 2 years but If you are merely seekin...
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    arlynrhea547 has started Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Information & Support.
    Hi everyone! This is my first time to post in this forum. Any inputs on the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance? As far as I know from my research, QA is basically more on the...
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    • Charles.C

      Hi everyone! This is my first time to post in this forum. Any inputs on the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance? As far as I know from my research, QA is basically more on the process, while QC is on the product. Currently, we only have QC department. But upon evaluation on the job description that our company has, it basically has a "mixed-up" of the duties and responsibilities of a QA/QC. A clear definition on QA/QC in the food industry will be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thank you.

       

      Arlyn

       

      Hi Arlyn,

       

      I think this topic was originally generated by the appearance of ISO9000 and its terminologies.

       

      Subsequently many, many more "interested parties" have added their own 2 cents.

       

      Just for one example -

       

      http://www.iso9001consultant.com.au/QA.html

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    Vinodhini has posted in Recall Procedures For Food Distributor/Broker in Product Recall & Withdrawal.
    Hi zowie,   If you are directly procuring from manufacturer, you may assess the traceability / recall system of your manufacturer through questionnaire. At times you shall test...
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    Randy1003 has posted in Hello Everyone in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Dear Randy,   Here is a link to a discussion on this forum, with a nice example of a cross-reference table:   http://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/topic/315-cross-referencing-iso-9...
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    AverageJoe has started Microfiber rags vs Paper Towels vs Wypall in Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management.
    What is the best option for cleaning food contact surfaces in a dry facility using a spray and wipe procedure?   We process walnuts and all equipment is blown off and then sprayed with a clean...
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    AverageJoe has posted in Is 70% alcohol accepted as a sanitiser during sampling? in Food Safety Talk.
    I'd suggest a product like Alpet D2. It is alcohol and a 200ppm quat that is great as a sanitizer.
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    AverageJoe has posted in Disinfectant Wipes-Organic Production Runs in Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management.
    Get the dry wipes and replaceable containers from Best Sanitizer's and instead of using the D2 product solution, use their new Quat-Free D2 solution which I believe is organic approved. 
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    Charles.C has posted in Is it possible to combine FSMA-HACCP and BRC-HACCP? in The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
    That was only half of the picture Charles.  The first sheet in our hazard analysis workbook deals with the measuring of the hazard significance and frequency of occurrence.  This is ass...
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    staci mccarvey has started Food Processing clothing in Information & Support.
    I work for a small facility that manufactures sauces and fudge, I am fairly new here but have been in the big industry for over 15 years. The employees currently wear cotton aprons, the keep the sa...
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      I work for a small facility that manufactures sauces and fudge, I am fairly new here but have been in the big industry for over 15 years. The employees currently wear cotton aprons, the keep the same one all day(another issue in itself) but then they are laundered at the facility with regular laundry soap. They are wanting to go through SQF, is there a REQUIREMENT regarding this? Previously, the manufactures I worked for used a service that decontaminated the clothing. I work at a small plant with only 15 employees so money is a huge factor. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

       

      Hi staci,

       

      This looks to be (about to be ?) relevant to the same SQF clause as referred in yr previous thread on hairnets, ie -

       

      http://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/topic/30527-sqf-audit-gmp-question/#entry117299

       

      Whether similarly required in current SQF 7.2 Code (and thereby likely having Guidance material) i haven't checked. (For BRC the use of in-house laundering can be distinctly complicated and is frequently avoided).

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    Hoosiersmoker has posted in Compressed Air Sample Policy in SQF Storage & Distribution.
    Sorry, Didn't see the attachment on my post
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    FurFarmandFork has posted in Lead levels in Spices in Food Microbiology.
    When FDA hasn't set a limit, I tend to go with EU recommendations as a source, since many of them are Codex based.   EU regs for lead content here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
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    FurFarmandFork has posted in COOKED HAM : How to determine % of meat in final product in Labeling.
    USDA has a helpful table and associated study/methods for calucating cooking yields that may be helpful as you figure out what math makes the most sense for your product.   https://www.google....
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    John Moreton has posted in SQF Audit GMP Question in SQF Food.
    I would challenge you as well..like everyone else said its based on the risk you want to assume. But I would say that if you don't require employees to wash their face or shoes after entering/lea...
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    FurFarmandFork has posted in Transportation Verification in Documentation & Document Control.
    I just started using these. They're less than $2 each so one per load is reasonable. They provide all the info you're looking for if you just want to make sure your food stays below a relevant temp.
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    FurFarmandFork has posted in SQF Audit GMP Question in SQF Food.
    I would challenge you as well..like everyone else said its based on the risk you want to assume. But I would say that if you don't require employees to wash their face or shoes after entering/leavi...
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    Jelena has posted in Compressed Air Sample Policy in SQF Storage & Distribution.
    We also received a minor NC the last year for not specifying the limits and performing the tests (even though our point of use filters would satisfy all requirements). As a result we developed...
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    Hoosiersmoker has posted in Compressed Air Sample Policy in SQF Storage & Distribution.
    Hi all, First time here. Have been administering compliance programs for 25 years and just inherited another program assurance again this month.   I developed a compressed air quality assuranc...
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    Peaches has posted in SQF Audit GMP Question in SQF Food.
    With smaller companies, the bottom line is usually cost, meaning the more times you change the hairnets, the more you'll use, the more that will cost, and where is the benefit?(devils advocate with...
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    ntheobold84 has posted in SQF Audit GMP Question in SQF Food.
    It is based on your own risk assessment.  My opinion about hair nets in food plants is that it's best to keep them on even outside of production because it keeps the hair up and limits the ris...
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    John Moreton has posted in Dow we need to be BRC Iop Certified for reworking labels? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    Hi   yes thanks. What re work is going to be considered. Re Pallet, Re package, Opening product to re pot, or replace labels ( If replace labels how will this happen) have you conducted a risk...
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    djammur has posted in Dow we need to be BRC Iop Certified for reworking labels? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    We have multiple sites.  Building 1 is BRC certified, building 2 is not.  All returned product is shipped to building 2.  We would like to allow #2 to perform reworks but some of the...
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    John Moreton has posted in Dow we need to be BRC Iop Certified for reworking labels? in BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging.
    detail is a little confusing....You are a label printer for direct/indirect food packaging........but do not ever print labels ?   Do you mean you have multiple Buildings on 1 site and the bui...
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    John Moreton has posted in SQF Audit GMP Question in SQF Food.
    BRC Packaging   Its mostly on your own risk assessment.   6.5.6 In production and packing areas, hazard and risk analysis shall be used to determine the need for:  ...
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