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Free Webinar: Foreign Supplier Verification Program – FDA is actively auditing!

Posted by Simon, 04 March 2022 - · 1,051 views

Free Webinar: Foreign Supplier Verification Program – FDA is actively auditing! Taking place: Thursday, March 10, 11:00 AM EST
Presenter: Denise Webster, Consultant, SAI Global Assurance Are you responsible for the food safety and regulatory compliance of products being imported into the US, join us for an insightful hour of learning about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). The final FSVP rule requires importers...


Food Safety Live Virtual Conference - Recording

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 08 December 2021 - · 1,439 views

Food Safety Live Virtual Conference - Recording More than 3,000 food safety practitioners registered to join the International Food Safety & Quality Network this week for their annual online conference. The two-day event consisted of a series of Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions with a panel of leading industry experts. If you missed it here are the recordings from both days. 
Day 1: RECORDING...


Free Webinar: Expecting the Unexpected with your Pest Control

Posted by Simon, 21 July 2021 - · 1,540 views

Free Webinar: Expecting the Unexpected with your Pest Control Free Webinar: Expecting the Unexpected with your Pest Control  Taking place: August 04, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM UK, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST.
Presenter: Frank Meek, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC 2020 was a challenging year for many things including regulatory processes for food safety. With impacts on day-to-day operations from...


Allergen Management in Food Production - Training Webinar this Friday

Posted by Simon, 16 June 2021 - · 1,084 views

Allergens are now considered as one of the significant hazards. Steps in production need to be assessed for potential cross-contamination and verification methods need to be developed. All this needs to comply with legislation and food safety standard requirements which brings additional pressure for food operators and managers. 
In this 4-hour train...


The Top 3 non-conformities in food fraud audits and how to fix them

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 12 January 2021 - · 4,072 views
food fraud, gfsi
The Top 3 non-conformities in food fraud audits and how to fix them Since the horse meat food fraud scandal in 2013, the GFSI standards have sharpened several requisites to push facilities to improve mitigation measures. It is well known that meat substitution is not in the top 10 of food products with most risk of adulteration or substitution. The BRC standard, already in V7, created new requisites (under the point...


Yes, Every Food Operation Can Use SPC

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 22 September 2020 - · 4,266 views
SPC, Statistical Process Control
Yes, Every Food Operation Can Use SPC If SPC is not a term used by your quality department, it should be! SPC, or Statistical Process Control, is a data-based methodology for monitoring and adjusting operations in real-time to meet control standards. Not only is it a useful tool for optimizing your process, but it can also be the difference between success or failure in many of today’s audits...


Food Safety Live 2020, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 07 September 2020 - · 3,229 views

Food Safety Live 2020, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Join the International Food Safety & Quality Network on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 for our annual Food Safety Live virtual conference. Register for free and join IFSQN and special guests for 14 educational presentations. Registrants will be provided with the video recording, slide deck and a training certificate for each presentation....


HQTS Live Webinar: The New Global Food Supply Chain: Smart Technologies & Food Safety Post-Covid-19

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 14 August 2020 - · 5,424 views
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HQTS Live Webinar: The New Global Food Supply Chain: Smart Technologies & Food Safety Post-Covid-19 Taking place:
Wednesday August 26, 2020 | 10am BST (9am GMT) 11am CET Event speakers:
Denis Treacy, CEO, Culture Compass; Manuel Machado, Global Head of Blockchain Solutions at Worldline; Ron McNaughton, Head of the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit, Food Standards Scotland Webinar Overview:
This year has seen many challenges for the...


Practical Supplier Auditor Webinar Training, Takes Place: August 28. $97 per person.

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 13 August 2020 - · 3,234 views
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Practical Supplier Auditor Webinar Training, Takes Place: August 28.  $97 per person. This Supplier Auditor Online Training webinar is suitable for those wishing to conduct audits of suppliers either to evaluate a new supplier’s ability to meet your contractual/food safety & quality requirements or to re-evaluate an existing supplier’s performance. In the first part of the training participants will receive instruction on the impl...


Auditing under Covid-19

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 09 August 2020 - · 3,426 views
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Auditing under Covid-19 Finally, in May some food manufacturing facilities in Spain started to receive auditors again after the national lockdown was called off. The firsts audits during the pandemic have been more challenging than normal, both for the auditor and the auditee. Travelling and logistics during a pandemic  Mobility restrictions vary during the pandemic de...