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#1 Lisa_MG

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 05:02 AM

Hello,

 

I am new to this forum and wanted to introduce myself.

 

My name is Lisa, and I work in a small candy factory.  We make mostly handmade items with limited forms of automation (auto baggers, mold injection).  We currently are BRC certifiied but it has been challenging considering we are a small family owned business with old habits.  With the business we have acquired, it has become mandatory that we remain certified to a GFSI standard.

 

The extent of my education consists of google searches, skimming the FDA website, as well as reviewing some standards like BRC and TESCO.  However, i feel I have learned the most from others in the food safety field that have been generous, king and patient enough to share their knowledge and expertise with me.

 

I am thrilled that I have found this forum and hope to learn tons from others in the forum.  I will apologize in advance if some of my questions are amateur as I am still, and will always be in the learning process.

 

Great to be here, and i look forward to interacting with you all.

 

Thank You,

 

Lisa


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#2 angegenet

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:28 AM

Hi Welcome :)


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#3 Mr. Incognito

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

:welcome: to IFSQN Lisa!


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#4 Setanta

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

Welcome, Lisa! I hope you find this as informative as I have!  :welcome:


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#5 it_rains_inside

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

Its a great community with lots of experience, (There are a lot of members in the confectionery industry here!)

 

:welcome:


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hello,

 

I am new to this forum and wanted to introduce myself.

 

My name is Lisa, and I work in a small candy factory.  We make mostly handmade items with limited forms of automation (auto baggers, mold injection).  We currently are BRC certifiied but it has been challenging considering we are a small family owned business with old habits.  With the business we have acquired, it has become mandatory that we remain certified to a GFSI standard.

 

The extent of my education consists of google searches, skimming the FDA website, as well as reviewing some standards like BRC and TESCO.  However, i feel I have learned the most from others in the food safety field that have been generous, king and patient enough to share their knowledge and expertise with me.

 

I am thrilled that I have found this forum and hope to learn tons from others in the forum.  I will apologize in advance if some of my questions are amateur as I am still, and will always be in the learning process.

 

Great to be here, and i look forward to interacting with you all.

 

Thank You,

 

Lisa

You're welcome. I'm from México and I'm sure you'll find in this forum many partners willing to share their knowledge and information with you


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#7 Lisa_MG

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:18 AM

Thank you to all that have welcomed me!  I can see there is a wealth of information here. 


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#8 Snookie

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:40 AM

:welcome:    If you search the website you will find tons of threads with a wealth of information, but don't hesitate to jump in with questions--we all continue to learn. 


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#9 Lisa_MG

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:44 AM

Thanks Snookie, I have been reading some interesting threads already.  I can easily pull an all nighter here.


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#10 Snookie

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:52 AM

Thanks Snookie, I have been reading some interesting threads already.  I can easily pull an all nighter here.

 

Yep its a cool place and lots of sweet people who also happen to do candy as well  :roflmao: !


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#11 JKRed

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

Hello Lisa!

 

I work for a small Gourmet Chocolate Company here on the East Coast so and we're in the process of pursuing SQF Level 2 Certification so I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about at some point.

 

All The Best,

 

Jeff


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:05 PM

I am thrilled that I have found this forum and hope to learn tons from others in the forum.  I will apologize in advance if some of my questions are amateur as I am still, and will always be in the learning process.

 

Great to be here, and i look forward to interacting with you all.

 

Thank You,

 

Lisa

 

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself Lisa.  We're pleased you joined us too.

 

All questions are welcome, so need for any apologies.  

 

You will find all members are very friendly and welcoming.

 

:welcome:


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

Hey, welcome and enjoy!


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:10 PM

:welcome: Lisa, I may be entering the realm of the confectionary industry in California very soon.


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#15 Lisa_MG

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:03 AM

Thank you all for the warm welcome!  Jeff & RG3, I'm sure we i will be bouncing questions and ideas off of you two. 
 


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Candy manufacturer?
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