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#1 Simon

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

10 years ago, January 2003 our website was born. Initially we were called the SaferPak Discussion Forums (The SDF), but we relaunched as the International Food Safety & Quality Network in the summer of 2006.

I won't deny at times it's been extremely hard work, stressful and tiring, but at the same time it’s very rewarding and an absolute privilege to be the administrator of such a vibrant, friendly and educational discussion forums.

The thing that gives me most pride is the way members from different countries and cultures and levels of competence come together to help each other in a courteous and professional manner. This is why we have over 18,000 members with hundreds more joining every week.

Here’s to the members of the IFSQN – wishing you all a Healthy & Happy 2013 - let’s hope we’re here in another 10 years time.

Special mention to Charles C. - IFSQN Super Moderator. :clap:


Best Regards,
Simon


IFSQN - 10 Years Online Limited Edition T-Shirt Giveaway

In celebration of what is a significant milestone in our industry Safefood 360 is kindly sponsoring this limited edition t-shirt for 100 lucky IFSQN members.

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To qualify for a free t-shirt you must:

1. Have registered with the forum before 31st of December 2012
2. Have made at least 3 previous posts on the discussion forum
3. Be one of the first 100 members to reply to this discussion thread:

Most of the stuffy rules relaxed - if you want a t-shirt just ask for one in this thread...but be quick!

What happens next?

Once we have validated your claim we will send you a unique code that you can use to order your free t-shirt on the following website: ***link expired***

Psst...there's more!

The 100 lucky t-shirt winners will also be eligible to enter a secondary prize competition to be announced in the near future.


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Best Regards,

Simon Timperley
IFSQN Administrator
 
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Need food safety advice?
Relax, you've come to the right place…

The IFSQN is a helpful network of volunteers providing answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts on food safety management systems and a wide range of food safety topics.

 
We could make a huge list of rules, terms and conditions, but you probably wouldn’t read them.

All that we ask is that you observe the following:


1. No spam, profanity, pornography, trolling or personal attacks

2. Topics and posts should be “on topic” and related to site content
3. No (unpaid) advertising
4. You may have one account on the board at any one time
5. Enjoy your stay!


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#2 Setanta

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Oh, how things may have been easier for me, had I discovered this site a few years ago. Regardless, I am so glad to be a part of it now.!

Hats off to Simon, Charles C, and many of the other helpful people I have come across since joining!

S
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#3 chip

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

10 years online is some achievement.
Best wishes, happy birthday and thanks to you all.

Chip.
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#4 George @ Safefood 360°

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Congratulations Simon to you and all concerned on your 10 year anniversary.

Looking forward to many more years...

George
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#5 Zeeshan

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Dear IFSQN.

I have no words to express my feelings of thankfulness to you and personalities associated with.

I always feel proud to be a part of you.

Congratulations and happy anniversary :smile:!

Regards.
Muhammad Zeeshan Zaki.
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#6 Anish

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Very happy to know about the age of IFSQN. Its been a very pleasure to be part of IFSQN. :thumbup: Thumps up to IFSQN TEAM.


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#7 cazyncymru

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

10 years ago, January 2003 our website was born. Initially we were called the SaferPak Discussion Forums (The SDF), but we relaunched as the International Food Safety & Quality Network in the summer of 2006.

I won't deny at times it's been extremely hard work, stressful and tiring, but at the same time it’s very rewarding and an absolute privilege to be the administrator of such a vibrant, friendly and educational discussion forums.

The thing that gives me most pride is the way members from different countries and cultures and levels of competence come together to help each other in a courteous and professional manner.
This is why we have over 18,000 members with hundreds more joining every week.

Here’s to the members of the IFSQN – wishing you all a Healthy & Happy 2013 - let’s hope we’re here in another 10 years time.

Special mention to Charles C. - IFSQN Super Moderator. :clap:

Best Regards,
Simon




Simon, I've found this forum invaluable over the years that I've been using it. It has at times helped me to get out of a sticky situation, only because the members here are ready to pass on the information that they've gleaned. I actually record in my HACCP documentatin that i am a member of IFSQN, and i'm sure there are a few auditors who will have looked us up. It's amazing that there are 18,000 members, you're obviously doing something right. Look out Facebook!! And to see that these members are spread from all over the world. I find it extremley interesting to see how things are done in other countries, and to be fair i've adopted a few processes and procedures from other countries systems.

Here's to the next 10 years!

Caz xx
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#8 esquef

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thanks so much for all you, Charles and everyone who contributes to the IFSQN do to make this site such a great resource to the food safety and quality world! Here's wishing you and everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

esquef
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#9 Esther

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Dear Simon

This professional networking website would not be possible without you so

Thank YOU

Perseverance + a good idea + passion = success

Congratulations

Regards
Esther
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#10 qtryst

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

Congratulations on this milestone attained, although I'm new here I have found this site to be of immense help to me in my role... and to think you've been doing this for 10 years, that's just awesome! Posted ImagePosted Image
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#11 Simon

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words it means a lot. Some of the longstanding members here will remember I was a prolific poster on the forums in the early days, unfortunately these day’s I’m forced more and more to take a back seat maintaining the website (the boring stuff). Some would say that’s a good thing. :smile: Even though I don't contribute as much as I’d like to, I can tell you that I read every single topic and post made and the levels of knowledge are remarkable. I don’t bask in the glory ever. However, when I do sit and reflect I am proud and sincerely honored to be a part of the most important food safety networking website in the world.

I will say again without you the loyal members the IFSQN is nothing.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

Regards,
Simon
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Best Regards,

Simon Timperley
IFSQN Administrator
 
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Need food safety advice?
Relax, you've come to the right place…

The IFSQN is a helpful network of volunteers providing answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts on food safety management systems and a wide range of food safety topics.

 
We could make a huge list of rules, terms and conditions, but you probably wouldn’t read them.

All that we ask is that you observe the following:


1. No spam, profanity, pornography, trolling or personal attacks

2. Topics and posts should be “on topic” and related to site content
3. No (unpaid) advertising
4. You may have one account on the board at any one time
5. Enjoy your stay!


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#12 Simon

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

The IFSQN - 10 Years Online Limited Edition T-Shirt Giveaway is now open.

Please check the top of this thread for details >>Click Here<<

Regards,
Simon
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Best Regards,

Simon Timperley
IFSQN Administrator
 
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Need food safety advice?
Relax, you've come to the right place…

The IFSQN is a helpful network of volunteers providing answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts on food safety management systems and a wide range of food safety topics.

 
We could make a huge list of rules, terms and conditions, but you probably wouldn’t read them.

All that we ask is that you observe the following:


1. No spam, profanity, pornography, trolling or personal attacks

2. Topics and posts should be “on topic” and related to site content
3. No (unpaid) advertising
4. You may have one account on the board at any one time
5. Enjoy your stay!


#13 Claudia_QP

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Posted Image Congratulations! Posted Image This site is really one of a kind! very helpful and a place to be in touch with high level professionals around the world!
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#14 Mendeljev

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Congratulations from Belgium ! keep up the good work !
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#15 Rodriguez-Gonzalez

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Congratulations!
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#16 SaltSafety

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Congratulations! The site has been very helpful to me over the past two years of BRC certification. It's like having extra staff!


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#17 oronogirl

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

IFSQN will DEFINITELY be here still in 10 years. Food Safety has only nicked the top of the iceberg. And for a safe international food supply ... we have a ways to go yet.

And this website and its forums and information exchange will be right there with it!
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#18 Mr. Incognito

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Congratulations IFSQN on your accomplishments.

We have a good network that helps people make safe food and that is a really great for the people who enjoy it not just us who make it.

Thank you for the promotion it's a nice start for a new year.

Good luck in your future endeavors.

FoodManu
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#19 pranav

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Congratulations. Keep up the spirit and keep going. Wish you all the best.
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#20 Jelena C

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Congratulation!!! I am with you for several years and it is really helping my career!!! I was also a winner of football world contest in the previous years with three of five possible guesses of winners in various categories Posted Image

Kind regards,


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#21 newbalance55

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Thank you Simon and all the users for spreading some light and helping so many people like me.

When I have a doubt about something related to sake packaging, I know the place where I have to go: this forum.

A must for everyone involved in Food Safety
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#22 Simao Monteiro

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hello everyone on the Forum,

Congratulations to Simon and his entire team. It is a pleasure to be part of IFSQN. I always learn so much in here!

Congratulations.

kamandru


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#23 kmbauman

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Congrats on 10 years!!!!
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#24 infoiqc

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Congratulations and thanks for a job well done.
I always learn something from the discussions.


Regards,
Gail
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#25 hchristopher

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Dear IFSQN staff and members,

Thank you for your continued dedication to making our lives easier. This is a valuable resource that has benefited myself and my company greatly.
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