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The double food safety standard in organic food production

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 16 September 2019 - - - - - - · 798 views
organic food, organic food safety
The double food safety standard in organic food production Most people would agree that electric cars are more environmentally-friendly than normal cars, but what if suddenly the traffic-lights didn’t apply for electric cars and they didn’t have to stop when the light turns red? Would people be comfortable driving in the traffic then? As a food safety auditor with more than 20 years in the industry, this is...


5 Reasons Why Your Customer Complaint Program May Not be Working for You

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 12 September 2019 - - - - - - · 996 views
Customer complaints, complaint
5 Reasons Why Your Customer Complaint Program May Not be Working for You Why are customer complaint programs so essential in today’s food industry? While it is always better to catch and prevent hazards in-house than to deal with customer backlash later (or even find yourself sorting out a recall), most food professionals find that complaints are unavoidable. Whether your “customer” is the actual consumer or a client company,...


Top 5 Things for a Successful Audit by a Food Safety Auditor

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 25 July 2019 - * * * * * · 2,027 views
food safety, audit
Top 5 Things for a Successful Audit by a Food Safety Auditor I work as a food safety auditor since more than 20 years. I started my career in Latin-America, and for the last 10 years I work in Europe. I have a scientific background with a PhD in Chemistry and over the years I worked with most standards and categories in the food industry. As a reader of IFSQN you are probably an auditee which means that you are on...


Friday's Webinar Training: Nurturing a Behavioral Based Food Safety Culture

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 24 July 2019 - - - - - - · 2,989 views

Taking place:  
26 Jul 2019 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UK Time Zone), 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern 
Over and over again out industry faces food safety incidents that, in hindsight, were 100% preventable. This occurs in organizations certified to high level standards which include an in-depth HACCP program. 
Root cause analysis most often uncovers...


The Most Important Food Safety Document

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 11 July 2019 - * * * * * · 2,418 views
Food Safety Plan, FSP, FSMA and 1 more...
The Most Important Food Safety Document As a consultant, I am often asked “what is the most important document I need to have?” Some will say “they are all important”, some will say “HACCP, is the most important”. I could argue that the Food Safety Plan (FSP) is now your most important document for any Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification. The FSP or in some cases “The Human Rule”...


Traceability: What’s Now, What’s Next, and What You Need to Know

Posted by Simon, in Food Safety 30 June 2019 - - - - - - · 3,998 views
traceability
Traceability: What’s Now, What’s Next, and What You Need to Know As countries all over the world are pushing for stricter regulations on food products and food systems are becoming increasingly globalized, a noticeable trend has come to the forefront of new criteria for auditing. As many in the industry have noticed, food safety auditors are asking facilities to perform progressively more demanding traceability drills....


Free Food Safety Videos

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 14 March 2019 - * * * * * · 8,091 views
free food safety videos
IFSQN hold regular free webinar training sessions on a wide variety of food safety topics.  For your convenience we’ve compiled the video recordings into a handy Excel to make it easy for you to find what you need. The videos are free to access 24/7/365 days a year to watch at your leisure and share with your colleagues.  Happy viewing!
Simon...


Webinar Traning Monday, How to identify and solve your nonconformances!

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 11 November 2018 - - - - - - · 1,692 views

Taking place: November 12, 2018 - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM (9:00 AM EST Start)  
This 4 hour training webinar will demonstrate the practical use of tools for risk analyzing, root cause identification and problem solving in every day food safety. P ractical worksheets and templates are provided in the documents pack. Includes exam, training certificate a...


Food Safety Live 2018, Recording and Slides now available

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 23 October 2018 - - - - - - · 4,660 views

Food Safety Live 2018, Recording and Slides now available 2,092 food safety folks registered for the IFSQN online conference last week with well over 1,000 joining us live. The recording and slides are now available at the links below.  Webinar Recording >>
Presentation Slides >>


Effective food safety training in the digital age – we aren't robots yet

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 08 June 2018 - - - - - - · 2,949 views

Effective food safety training in the digital age – we aren't robots yet Effective food safety training in the digital age – we aren't robots yet  Taking place:
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM UK Time
This is a 10.00 AM Eastern US Start    Presenter:  David Rosenblatt, Director of Training and Veterinary Consultant, Sher Consulting and Training Webinar Overview:  The internationa...






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