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Member of the Month (MOTM) in association with Safefood 360.

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Post Your Food Safety Project

If you need expert support for your food safety project post your job specification in this forum. Consultants who wish to apply and post contact details must have an active listing in the supplier’s directory.

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Food Safety Consultants Forum

Consultants may use this forum for discussing general issues relating to consulting.

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AIB Consolidated Standards

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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

Discuss the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program.

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BRC Global Standard - Food Safety

Discuss the latest version of the BRC “Global Standard for Food Safety”.

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BRC Global Standard - Agents and Brokers

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IFS Food

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FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing

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Discuss the PrimusGFS standard.

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

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General Food Safety Standards

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Food Defense & Security (TACCP)

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Food Microbiology

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Food Safety Culture & Employee Behavior

Food safety culture is recognized as a key factor to achieving sustained food safety success. The day-to-day behavior of an organization's employees and management both defines and reflects a company's food safety culture. Discuss related issues here.

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Foreign Body Prevention

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HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

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Discuss the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) system.

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Health, Safety & Environmental Management

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Discussion and information on labeling rules and best practice.

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Lab Management & Testing

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Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection & Sieving

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Nonconformance & Corrective Action

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Personal Hygiene

Discussion issues relating to personal hygiene.

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Senior Management Commitment

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Specifications Management

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Supplier Management

Discuss supplier assessment, approval and monitoring.

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Training & Development

Discuss all aspects of Education, Training & Development.

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Weight & Volume Control

Discuss weight and volume control in the food industry.

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Cannabis Industry Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Discuss Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and procedures in the growing, extracting and manufacturing of cannabis to ensure it is safe for human consumption.

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Animal Food & Pet Food Manufacturing

Discuss Animal Food & Pet Food Manufacturing and product safety related issues.

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Student Talk

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