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    pHruit has posted in private label company, A&B standard? in BRC Global Standard - Agents and Brokers.
    Hi Paula, Apologies, I could have structured those sentences a little better! We supply ingredients to brands and to the retail co-packers, and in general many of the latter now mandate BRC A&B cer...
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    hadtoregister has started How to interpret Issue 8 Clause 3.5.1.2 and 3.5.1.3 in BRC Global Standard - Food Safety.
    Hi,   We are a small private company and performing on-site audit to our suppliers is not an option at all. Under this circumstance, I would like to know what we could do to meet the...
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    Scampi has posted in FSSC Traceability in FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing.
    I looked where I could and did not see a maximum time limit.  SQF does not have one either   I always target 2 hours in my plan.............because really and truly that is all it should...
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    Paula da Silva has posted in private label company, A&B standard? in BRC Global Standard - Agents and Brokers.
      DO you mind clarifying what you mean with it's now mandatory for supply to the manufacturers for manu of the supermarkets? do you mean that you as an ingredient supplier need to have the A...
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    Scampi has posted in Hot Filling a CCP? in HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients.
    Sorry Sarah but hold time IS important.   Let's say you've got vegetative cells that are heat resistant to 164F but die at 165, but they require 2 minutes for a 5 log reduction................
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    Scampi has posted in Food Contact Brush Storage in SQF Food.
    SQF lady.........like PP mentioned..........have the maintenance department fabricate hooks for you for the large round brushes............if they cannot (or you don't have the right equipment onsi...
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    Scampi has posted in Which Micro Tests Required? in Food Microbiology.
    IMHO the FDA has it's hands tied..........it's trying to make a really good set of regulations but each state pushes back hard and says NO we don't want that here or but we've always............
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    sqflady has posted in Food Contact Brush Storage in SQF Food.
    Thanks everyone.   Most of our brushes are okay hanging on the hooks facing out from the wall.  We have a few that the brush head is round-shaped and sticks out about 4" on both side...
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    magnesowka has started FSSC Traceability in FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing.
    Hi guys   Could you please give me a tip an tell me where in FSSC or ISO22k I will find information about time I need to trace my products for example: BRC says I have 4 hours do that. Where c...
    • Scampi

      I looked where I could and did not see a maximum time limit.  SQF does not have one either

       

      I always target 2 hours in my plan.............because really and truly that is all it should take 

       

      I've never understood why on earth it would take 4 hours to figure out where your stuff is??????????????  Maybe the very first time with new software maybe

       

      Have you performed one already and how long did it take?

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    jfox1 has posted in FSSC 22000 training in FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing.
    Thank you Brendan! Those are a great start! Are you FSSC 22000 certified? Just getting into all of this. 
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    Charles.C has posted in Hot Filling a CCP? in HACCP - Food Products & Ingredients.
    Perhaps also see this thread for some more context -   https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/topic/32457-hot-fill-invert-validation/
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    Charles.C has posted in Which Micro Tests Required? in Food Microbiology.
    Andy   You're predecessor was right particularly for the juices........in the USA you cannot produce juice without pasteurizing as pH alone has proven to not be enough.   https://www.fd...
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    Charles.C has posted in BISPHENOL-A in Information & Support.
    Dear all,     My company produces plastic containers for food manufactures ans I would like to ask you the following : The Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 of 12...
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    Charles.C has posted in Microbiological criteria for wheat flour? in Food Microbiology.
    if the E.coli limit is
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    smart17 has started BISPHENOL-A in Information & Support.
    Dear all,     My company produces plastic containers for food manufactures ans I would like to ask you the following : The Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 of 12 Fe...
    • Charles.C

      Dear all, 

       

       My company produces plastic containers for food manufactures ans I would like to ask you the following : The Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 of 12 February 2018 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the use of that substance in plastic food contact materials has been published.

      It sets a specific migration limit of 0.05 mg of BPA per kg of food from plastic materials, varnishes and coatings. 

       

      My supplier send me a declaration that the material is free from Bisphenol-A 

       

      Do I need to send my final product for Bisphenol-A free form test  or the declaration from my supplier is enough ?

       

      Best Regards 

      Themix 

       

      Hi smart,

       

      Packaging not my area of expertise but IMO "free from" is quantitatively meaningless unless other interpretive data was attached.

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    Charles.C has posted in "contains" statement for fresh/frozen fish in Allergen Management.
    Hi   I have a label question. If we are processing fish- for example- smelt- and want to sell to the US- do we have to label the box with "contains fish". The labels we make always declare t...
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    Ismene has posted in Air quality - Mould in Food Microbiology.
    Thank you for your answer, it was very helpful!
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    Charles.C has posted in Air quality - Mould in Food Microbiology.
    Hello,   We recently did an air quality check on a cheese packaging industry. We tested it for mould and the results varied from 10cfu/cm3 to 140cfu/cm3. Can these numbers affect and infect...
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    Brendan Triplett has posted in Food Defense Issue in Food Defense & Security.
    http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/23/authorities-investigating-needle-found-in-strawberry-in-new-zealand-as-reports-contamination-continue.html   This is wild.  Apparently it is a...
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    gud2ya has posted in Mosquitoes - Using Indoor UV Insect Traps in Information & Support.
    insect light traps. best solution is still to prevent pest entry
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    gud2ya has posted in How do you control the distribution of documents to customers? in Documentation & Document Control.
    letter of guarantee or any certificate will do.   they can see the details on site if they audit you.
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    gud2ya has posted in Online food safety monitoring in Food Safety Talk.
    transmission issues and probably latency?
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    gud2ya has posted in Food Defense Issue in Food Defense & Security.
    the employee must be working after the metal detector...
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    gud2ya has posted in Food Contact Brush Storage in SQF Food.
    how do you use your brush?   food contact - obviously the bristles not touching anything. you can dip this though in a sanitizer or a sanitized pail (cleaned and sanitized after every x hours)...
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    gud2ya has posted in Microbiological criteria for wheat flour? in Food Microbiology.
    try codex: http://www.fao.org/input/download/standards/50/CXS_152e.pdf
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    Brendan Triplett has posted in How do you control the distribution of documents to customers? in Documentation & Document Control.
    Audits are tricky.  I would allow the person, or company, to review the document but if there is any information on that document that you would determine to be sensitive then I would not nece...
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    Brendan Triplett has posted in Online food safety monitoring in Food Safety Talk.
    Nancy,   We use real-time monitoring in our trucks and it has saved out bacon more than a few times.  Regular maintenance of the reefer is key but in the event of a breakdown we need to k...
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    pHruit has posted in How do you control the distribution of documents to customers? in Documentation & Document Control.
    Hi Carine, If they're a good enough customer that you'd decided to let them audit you then I'd not be too concerned about sharing information during the audit - you can just make it clear that they...
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    Brendan Triplett has posted in FSSC 22000 training in FSSC 22000 Food Manufacturing.
    There are a lot of good training programs out there as long as you can get an accredited group that is teaching it.  I have done the majority of my training through the NSF when it comes to fo...
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    carine has posted in How do you control the distribution of documents to customers? in Documentation & Document Control.
    Thanks Brandan and pHruit shed light on me. Ur guys info very useful indeed.    I have one more concern, what if customer request a copy of document from us when audit on-site, are we obl...
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    Brendan Triplett has posted in Hi All, From Gus (Bellingham, WA) in Welcome! Introduce Yourself.
    Welcome to the forums Gus.  This is a great resource to leverage in your company.  Let us know if there is anything that we can help with!   Cheers
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    Ismene has started Air quality - Mould in Food Microbiology.
    Hello,   We recently did an air quality check on a cheese packaging industry. We tested it for mould and the results varied from 10cfu/cm3 to 140cfu/cm3. Can these numbers affect and infect th...
    • Charles.C

      Hello,

       

      We recently did an air quality check on a cheese packaging industry. We tested it for mould and the results varied from 10cfu/cm3 to 140cfu/cm3. Can these numbers affect and infect the final product? Are there any limits for mould in the air, or each industry state their own limits?

       

      Thank you

       

      hi ismene,

       

      It may depend on the specific procedure which you used. I presume this was an impact sampler.

       

      Not sure if up-to-date but APHA suggested some standards for dairy ca 2003 which contained max 90cfu/m3 for both air and Y&M respectively

       

      See the excel( esp.sheet 1) and file sh1 in this post -

       

      https://www.ifsqn.com/forum/index.php/topic/23807-micro-testing-for-compressed-air-used-on-food-equipment/#entry81054

    • Ismene

      Thank you for your answer, it was very helpful!

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    Amireshi has posted in Microbiological criteria for wheat flour? in Food Microbiology.
    if the E.coli limit is
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