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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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Ozone Meters - last post by Brendan Triplett

Allergen Management

Discuss Food Allergen Management.

  • 468 topics
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Gluten Testing - last post by Scampi


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

  • 364 topics
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Sedex Members Ethical Trade... - last post by AggieD

Buildings Design & Construction

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

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Are electric forklifts allo... - last post by Scampi


Discuss calibration and related topics.

  • 152 topics
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Large Tank Scales Calibration - last post by Gracezy

Cleaning, Sanitation & Waste Management

Discuss cleaning, sanitation and waste management issues.

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UV Handwashing station - last post by QAGB

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion

Forum for discussion and support on the global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) specifically in relation to food supply and the problems we face as well as the policies and procedures we need to keep safe and keep food supply moving.

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Covid-19 which measures hav... - last post by Marloes

Customer Complaints & Customer Relations

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

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Customer Complaint  over FM... - last post by Charles.C

Documentation & Document Control

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

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Please share an example of... - last post by jaiganesh

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.

  • 128 topics
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Food Fraud - ETO - last post by Charles.C

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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Sense check my auditor on n... - last post by Charles.C

Food Microbiology

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

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Colony Count Rule - last post by Brothbro

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 Survey... - last post by Skyhaze

Food Safety Tools & Equipment

Discuss food safety tools, equipment and services.

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Air flow check - last post by Jean-C

Food Technology

Discuss foods, ingredients, manufacturing processes and related technologies.

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Citric Acid & Lemon Add... - last post by pHruit

Foreign Body Prevention

Discuss issues relating to foreign body prevention and detection.

  • 264 topics
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New Optical Sorter - last post by burilini55

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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Freezing in Freezer - last post by Charles.C

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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Sterilizing temps for bottles - last post by Scampi


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

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Optical Sorting to Control... - last post by hpitts

Health, Safety & Environmental Management

Discuss occupational safety, health and environmental management.

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Workplace Safety Incentive... - last post by mgourley


Discussion and information on labeling rules and best practice.

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Allergen Labelling of Sesam... - last post by Kara S.

Lab Management & Testing

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

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Lead and Mercury levels in... - last post by PennyQAManger


Discuss building and machine maintenance.

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Non-food grade lubricant - last post by Hoosiersmoker

Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection, Magnets & Sieving

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

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What Metal Detection Featur... - last post by ArnieTheTerminator

Nonconformance & Corrective Action

Discuss your nonconformances and get help closing them.

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Dietary Supplement Requirem... - last post by jdpaul

Packaging Technology

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

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Semi-automated or fully aut... - last post by Brothbro

Personal Hygiene

Discussion issues relating to personal hygiene.

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Glove color code policy - last post by Rick Reyes

Pest Control

Discuss Pest Management in the food industry.

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Is Fumigation of Tree nuts... - last post by Sam D

Product Identification & Traceability

Discuss product identification & traceability issues.

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Barcoding Software - last post by jtrue

Product Recall & Withdrawal

Discuss Product Recall & Withdrawal.

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Warehouse Traceability and... - last post by Kara S.

Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

Discuss QA / QC and Continuous Improvement.

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Quality Assurance Manager R... - last post by Brothbro

Senior Management Commitment

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

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Food Safety Meetings - last post by ChristinaG

Specifications Management

Discuss customer, internal, supplier product and process specifications.

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Technical considerations to... - last post by pHruit

Supplier Management

Discuss supplier assessment, approval and monitoring.

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NBFDS - last post by Mobideasi

Training & Development

Discuss all aspects of Education, Training & Development.

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Food Handlers Training! - last post by kfromNE

Validation & Verification

Discuss validation and verification activities in the food industry.

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Validation of Pasteurizer - last post by Charles.C

Weight & Volume Control

Discuss weight and volume control in the food industry.

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Validation of weight control - last post by Kara S.