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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

Discuss the range of 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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Discuss the “Global Standard for Storage & Distribution.

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Discuss the latest version of the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers.

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Customer & Retailer Specific Standards

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General Food Safety Standards

Discuss food safety standards including Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP, Global Red Meat Standard, Synergy 22000, PrimusGFS, CanadaGAP, GlobalGAP AIB, FDA, EFSIS.

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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 - Food Products & Ingredients

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HACCP - Packaging & Other Non-Food Products

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Discussion and information on labeling rules and best practice.

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Personal Hygiene

Discussion issues relating to personal hygiene.

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Supplier Management

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

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