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  • Probability of Detection with X-ray Inspection Technology 01 December 2023 - 06:19 PM   xray, x-ray, x-ray inspection and 3 more...
    What is probability of detection? If you aren’t sure, join our webcast to learn the parameters of detection within a variety of applications. Learn what factors affect the ability to detect foreign body contaminants within packaged or unpackaged products and the questions you need to ask yourself before investing in an x-ray inspection machine.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/499-probability-of-detection-with-x-ray-inspection-technology


  • Learning and Behaviour Science in Food Safety 17 November 2023 - 05:22 PM   food safety fridayswebinar and 5 more...
    The importance of training food handlers is critical to effective food hygiene; however, there have been limited studies on the effectiveness of such training. Food safety training courses are administered worldwide in attempts to reduce outbreaks in food service, retail and temporary food service establishments. However, food handlers often exhibit a poor understanding of microbial or chemical contamination of food and the measures necessary to correct them. Studies suggest that the provision of a hands-on format of training embedded in behavioral sciences would be more beneficial than traditional classroom-based programs. The delivery of such a program will assist in changing ones’ food safety behaviors and aid in the retention of knowledge that are necessary to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. I will discuss a new innovative approach to food safety training that is hands-on, interactive and heavily rooted in the behavioral sciences. The talk will also cover innovative solutions to increase food safety retention and behavioral change for foodservice workers including proven scientific methods in learning and development such as the “spacing effect”.

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  • What is GFSI and How Does It Apply to Compressed Air? 20 October 2023 - 04:38 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 4 more...
    Learn more about what The Global Food Safety Initiative certification schemes say about compressed air in food and beverage manufacturing processes. Because these schemes are often vague, it can be helpful to reference common languages like ISO 8573 and employ individualized risk assessments for determining limits. Erin Zimmerman, the Trace Analytics’ customer service manager, will lead a discussion on food safety and quality certification bodies, how to determine purity requirements, and explain how to test your compressed air or gas.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/497-what-is-gfsi-and-how-does-it-apply-to-compressed-air


  • Implementing an SQF Code Edition 9 compliant Food Safety Management System 13 October 2023 - 06:34 PM   food safety fridays, webinar, sqf and 3 more...
    This video provides a step by step guide to developing a SQF Code Edition 9 compliant Food Safety Management System. There are practical examples demonstrated and a question and answer session to discuss any difficulties that you may have with complying with the requirements of the standard.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/496-implementing-an-sqf-code-edition-9-compliant-food-safety-management-system


  • 100% Label Inspection 06 October 2023 - 04:31 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 4 more...
    Production lines often see multiple product change-overs in a single day. Unfortunately in an imperfect world mistakes can be made. The sooner those mistakes are identified the better. Machine vision inspection systems to inspect 100% of the products, quickly identify an incorrect label alerting the operator to the error. Avoiding costly rework or fines due to improper labeled items reaching the end customer. We will discuss key considerations of 100% label inspection.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/495-100-label-inspection/


  • Stored Product Pests 08 September 2023 - 06:39 PM   ifsqn, webinars and 3 more...
    Stored product pests want what you have! These pests are after many of the raw ingredients you might have, the foods you are producing, and storing once they are finished. Find out which of the most common species are after what "foods" and what you can do about it.

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  • Sustainability in the Food Industry 08 September 2023 - 04:45 PM   ifsqn, webinar, sustainability
    Leaders of organizations across the food supply chain are becoming increasingly aware of the industry’s impact on all aspects of sustainability: solid and waste, carbon emissions, land and water utilization, food waste, supporting local farms and much more.

    In this webinar we’ll hear about some of the food industry's exciting sustainability initiatives and get an idea of how any establishment can approach this pressing issue.

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  • Tips on having an FDA Inspection 25 August 2023 - 04:26 PM   food safety fridays, webinar, fda and 3 more...
    Employee shortages and supply chain disruption pose great challenges for food manufacturers, and, with the increase in regulatory scrutiny, many are struggling to get ready for their next FDA regulatory inspection. Earl Arnold, Manager at AIB, will share some tips that will help you assess if your regulatory inspection team is prepared to answer all the questions posed by an FDA investigator.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/492-tips-on-having-an-fda-inspection/


  • Pure Gases in Food Manufacturing - how to test for contaminants and purity 18 August 2023 - 03:54 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 4 more...
    Many food and beverage manufacturers use pure gases in their processes. The purity levels of these gases can greatly impact the end product. The best way to ensure your gases are of appropriate quality is to regularly test. Join Erin Zimmerman, Trace Analytics’ customer service manager, as she outlines the uses of pure gases, common sources of contamination, and the best ways to test for contamination and purity in gases like Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Pure Gas Mixtures.

    Download the Presentation Slides and Certificate of Attendance in the files library: https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/491-pure-gases-in-food-manufacturing-how-to-test-for-contaminants-and-purity


  • Where to find resources for detailed Food Fraud vulnerability assessment 18 August 2023 - 03:36 PM   food safety fridays, food fraud and 3 more...
    Food Fraud activities are increased in previous years due to the fact that numerous crisis situations happened or are ongoing in the world, starting from Covid 19 through the wars. These crisis situations affected the fluctuations and increase in food ingredient prices which has a correlation with the increase in fraudulent activities. This specifically affects the food business operators and they have to straighten their food fraud prevention systems. In this webinar, we will discuss resources needed to perform fast, useful, and easily applicable Food Fraud vulnerability assessment.

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  • Pesticide Residues - A global food safety and Food Security challenge 18 August 2023 - 03:35 PM   pestcide, pesticides and 4 more...
    Pesticides are used to protect crops against insects, weeds, fungi and other pests. Pesticide residue refers to the pesticides that may remain on or in food after they are applied to food crops. As they may have adverse effects on human health, most of the countries have set or are in the process of setting Maximum Residue Limits(MRLs) to be allowed in specific food, which result into rejection of specific food commodities whenever specific pesticide residues are exceeding MRLs. Wasi Asghar, Assistant Director (Technical), will lead a discussion on the presence of Pesticide Residues in food items as a challenge to Food Safety and Food Security. He will be also discussing the variation in MRLs of different countries/ ISSBs which has become a challenge to the trade.

    Download the Presentation Slides and Certificate of Attendance in the files library: https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/490-pesticide-residues-a-global-food-safety-and-food-security-challenge/


  • Version 6 of FSSC 22000: Changes and Improvements 28 July 2023 - 04:22 PM   food safety fridays, webinars and 4 more...
    Version 6 of FSSC 22000 is expected to be published in April 2023. This presentation covers the changes and improvements based on a survey conducted among the users and stakeholders of FSSC 22000. The new version also incorporates the changes in the new version of ISO 22003-1:2022 (Part 1: requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems).

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  • Accessing Sources of Food Safety Validation 21 July 2023 - 05:04 PM   food safety fridays, webinars and 1 more...
    Food safety validation is an important part of any HACCP-based food safety program. It provides the confidence that your food products will be safe to consume, and your systems will achieve the desired outcomes. Join Amanda Evans-Lara in this webinar to learn more about different types of validation and what processes within your business need to be validated. Amanda will also provide examples of validation sources for common food safety critical limits and control measures.

    Download the Presentation Slides and Certificate of Attendance in the files library: https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/487-accessing-sources-of-food-safety-validation


  • Ins and Outs of Dual Energy for Enhanced Contaminant Detection 14 July 2023 - 05:00 PM   food safety fridays, webinars and 4 more...
    In this webcast we learn the difference between single energy also known as traditional x-ray inspection technology compared to dual energy inspection. Get the ins and outs of dual energy inspection and find out which application types are better suited for dual energy technology. Learn how this technology helps find hard-to-find contaminants in busy images and how it further improves food safety with superior contaminant detection.

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  • Indicator Organisms and Food Grade Air 30 June 2023 - 05:19 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 1 more...
    Microbial contamination of food grade air is a great concern to many food and beverage manufacturers. Because microorganisms are ubiquitous, it can be helpful to identify the types of organisms are that detected in compressed air samples. Indicator organisms can help point to the source of contamination and provide manufacturers the opportunity to remediate the issue. Maria Sandoval, Trace Analytics laboratory director, will explain the types of microorganisms that are the most concerning and how testing and identification can help manufacturers further ensure end-product quality.

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  • Missing Links in Developing a Food Safety Culture in Food Companies 05 May 2023 - 04:18 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 1 more...
    Food Safety Culture has been always a requirement to be developed in the Food Companies. Further, this is now a compliance requirement for the companies implementing standards such as BRCGS, FSSC 22000, SQF, Global GAP and IFS. Recently, EU adopted commission regulation (EU) 2021/382 which reads Food business operators shall establish, maintain and provide evidence of an appropriate food safety culture. Wasi Asghar, Assistant Director(Technical), will lead a discussion on the Missing Links in developing a food safety culture in the food companies. He will be further explaining the Key requirements to ensure existence of Food Safety Culture and will also discuss the key tools to measure it.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/483-missing-links-in-developing-a-food-safety-culture-in-food-companies


  • Top unsatisfactory findings in a GMP inspection and how to avoid them 05 May 2023 - 03:56 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 1 more...
    GMP inspections are critical to understanding what is happening in your facility at any given time. A food manufacturer can identify food safety hazards, program failures, and deviations from GMPs through these inspections. In this video Katelee Lehew, Quality Assurance Regional Manager at AIB International, shares the top unsatisfactory findings found by AIB International experts during GMP inspections and how to avoid them.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/482-top-unsatisfactory-findings-in-a-gmp-inspection-and-how-to-avoid-them/


  • GFSI Requirements for Transport 14 April 2023 - 05:27 PM   food safety fridays, webinar and 8 more...
    All GFSI benchmarked and recognized food safety standards have those requirements for purchasing of services in connection with food safety. One of the important services is the transport of raw materials, ingredients, or finished products. Mainly requirements for transport in food standards are focused on the hygiene of transport vehicles or temperature-respecting requirements in the case of the specific product. In this webinar, we will present more specific details about transport cleaning, cleaning stations, specific HQF certification for cleaning stations, food defense and food fraud in transporting, and many other valuable requirements that you could use in your next purchasing of transport services.

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  • FSSC 22000 v5.1 Environmental Control Requirements 22 March 2023 - 05:13 PM   food safety fridays, webinar
    In October 2022, FSSC 22000 published the Guideline for Environmental Monitoring. The purpose of this Guidance is to give certified organizations inputs on how to implement environmental monitoring in their food safety management systems. In this webinar, we will talk about Environmental Monitoring FSSC requirements, Guidance, and easy steps to implement this requirement into your existing operations and planning in the company.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/479-fssc-22000-v51-environmental-control-requirements

    CLARIFICATION:

    For clarity, Foundation FSSC revised their requirement on Environmental Monitoring (Part 2, Section 2.5.7 of the Scheme V5.1) in September 2022. This revision was included within the Board of Stakeholders (BoS) Decision List that was updated based on the decision made by the BoS on 27th of September 2022. The revised requirement removed the term “Allergens”, and the following is indicated in the latest BoS Decision List:

    In Part 2 of the Scheme, clause 2.5.7, the current wording shall be replaced with the following:

    The organization shall have in place:

    a) A risk-based environmental monitoring program;
    b) A documented procedure for the evaluation of the effectiveness of all controls on preventing contamination from the manufacturing environment and this shall include, at a minimum, the evaluation of microbiological controls present;
    c) Data of the monitoring activities including regular trend analysis.

    This updated requirement took effect from 1st of November 2022.

    As per the Scheme V5.1, Part 2, Section 2.1: The Board of Stakeholders (BoS) Decision list is a document which contains decisions applicable to the FSSC 22000 Scheme. The decisions overrule or provide further clarification on existing Scheme rules and have to be implemented and applied within the defined transition period. The decision list is dynamic and can be adjusted by the BoS when deemed necessary.

    The latest version of the Board of Stakeholders Decision List was published in December 2022, and is available for download from the FSSC website:

    https://www.fssc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/BoS-list-FSSC-22000-V5.1_December-2022.pdf

    The Foundations requirement for allergen management is addressed under FSSC 22000 Additional Requirement 2.5.6, and therefore, although the reference to allergens was removed from 2.5.7, the Scheme still addresses allergen management and control measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of cross-contamination.


  • Updated Metal Detection or X-ray 17 March 2023 - 05:40 PM   food safety fridays, webinar
    When determining the best physical contamination detection system there is the age old question Metal Detection, X-ray or both? There have been many advancements in both metal detection and x-ray inspection systems. How do those advancements impact the decision of metal detection, x-ray inspection or both? We will discuss the latest technologies and look at the impact of improved technology for your inspection program.

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    https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/files/file/480-updated-metal-detection-or-x-ray


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