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Discussion on the wide range of food safety topics, issues and challenges faced by food safety practitioners.


Food Safety Talk

General forum for food safety and quality news, views and discussion.

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Magnets in the Food Industry - last post by Liliana Moreno

Allergen Management

Discuss Food Allergen Management.

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Allergen testing to validat... - last post by Charles.C


Discuss Internal, Customer, Supplier, 3rd Party Audits and Auditing.

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GMP Internal Audit Template - last post by TimG

Buildings Design & Construction

Forum for discussing site and factory, design, layout and construction to enable hygienic production.

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Alternative to Polyurethane... - last post by Ryan M.


Discuss calibration and related topics.

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Thermometer Calibration - h... - last post by beautiophile

Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management

Discuss cleaning, sanitation and waste management issues.

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Best practices for purging... - last post by Ryan M.

Customer Complaints & Customer Relations

Discuss customer complaints, customer feedback, customer focus and customer relations management issues.

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Consumer Complaint Reportin... - last post by kkokoski

Documentation & Document Control

Discuss reference materials, policies, manuals procedures, forms, work instructions and checklists.

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Template for GMO hazard ana... - last post by moskito

Food Fraud (VACCP)

Discuss food fraud risks such as product substitution, unapproved product enhancement, counterfeiting etc. and the prevention of economically motivated adulteration of food by systems such as TACCP - Threat Assessment and Critical Control Points.

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Adding food fraud assurance... - last post by SQFconsultant

Food Defense & Security (TACCP)

Discuss how to protect food products from intentional adulteration by biological, chemical, physical, or radiological agents. TACCP - Threat Assessment and Critical Control Points.

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Food Defense - last post by Lisa Nicely

Food Microbiology

Discuss food pathogens and food spoilage organisms as well as organisms involved in food production.

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How to control salmonella i... - last post by Charles.C

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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Food Safety Culture Test Co... - last post by kingstudruler1

Food Safety Tools & Equipment

Discuss food safety tools, equipment and services.

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Program Platforms for Suppl... - last post by Kara

Food Technology

Discuss foods, ingredients, manufacturing processes and related technologies.

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How to increase the shelf l... - last post by Ryan M.

Foreign Body Prevention

Discuss issues relating to foreign body prevention and detection.

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Glass and Brittle Plastics... - last post by bifidogen

HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients

Discuss the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system as it relates to food products and food ingredients.

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No CCPs in a HACCP Plan - C... - last post by Olive

HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

Discuss the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system as it relates to Packaging & Other Non-Food products.

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Co-packing soup from non HA... - last post by El Molino


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

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Is a Preventive Control the... - last post by Charles.C

Health, Safety & Environmental Management

Discuss occupational safety, health and environmental management.

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I need guidance documents f... - last post by SAEED AFZAL


Discussion and information on labeling rules and best practice.

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Can I make a negative claim... - last post by Mária

Lab Management & Testing

Discuss lab management, product testing, test equipment and test methods.

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Testing % of Nylon In Film - last post by GPER


Discuss building and machine maintenance.

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Not sure how to define and... - last post by Timwoodbag

Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection, Magnets & Sieving

Discuss Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection, Magnets and Sieving Systems, Standards and Procedures.

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Missed annual Metal Detecto... - last post by Charles.C

Nonconformance & Corrective Action

Discuss your nonconformances and get help closing them.

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What to write in a Root Cau... - last post by Charles.C

Packaging Technology

Discuss packaging materials, machinery, manufacturing processes and related technologies.

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What analysis of packaging... - last post by Sharon (Dewsbury)

Personal Hygiene

Discussion issues relating to personal hygiene.

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Aprons, smocks, or other op... - last post by wtheriot

Pest Control

Discuss Pest Management in the food industry.

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How long is a Pesticide App... - last post by Hoosiersmoker

Product Identification & Traceability

Discuss product identification & traceability issues.

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What are the best practices... - last post by kingstudruler1

Product Recall & Withdrawal

Discuss Product Recall & Withdrawal.

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Costco Recall Coordinator c... - last post by QualityKel

Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

Discuss QA / QC and Continuous Improvement.

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Employee utilization matrix... - last post by Ryan M.

Senior Management Commitment

Discuss issues relating to policy, senior management commitment and management review.

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CEO not supportive on SQF p... - last post by MMQA

Specifications Management

Discuss customer, internal, supplier product and process specifications.

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Requirements for finished p... - last post by Sarahb3339

Supplier Management

Discuss supplier assessment, approval and monitoring.

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Testing and regulation 1881... - last post by agnes

Training & Development

Discuss all aspects of Education, Training & Development.

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Do we need competency tests... - last post by Juan Flores

Validation & Verification

Discuss validation and verification activities in the food industry.

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Thawing (poultry) Validation - last post by vingal

Weight & Volume Control

Discuss weight and volume control in the food industry.

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Is Net Weight required on G... - last post by SQFconsultant