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HACCP Issues and Impacts
HACCP Issues and Impacts

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was originally developed based on several key program types.

Let’s Get Serious about Internal Audits
Let’s Get Serious about Internal Audits

The internal audit is an essential element for the proper functioning of any food safety management system.

Dear Supplier, You Must Be Certified; Resistance Is Futile
Dear Supplier, You Must Be Certified; Resistance Is Futile

All audit schemes require an initial certification and ongoing recertification, which includes annual site audits at a minimum.

Are Food Producers and Retailers Taking Enough Due Diligence in Auditing Packaging Suppliers?
Are Food Producers and Retailers Taking Enough Due Diligence in Auditing Packaging Suppliers?

Packaging materials are part of the food processors’ ingredient list, and it only makes common sense that they should be treated the same as any substance when it comes to food safety.

AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety
AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety

 Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.

 

Progress on the ISO 22000 Front
Progress on the  ISO 22000 Front

This article highlights important updates to the ISO 22000 standards.
 

What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?
What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?

Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.

 

Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000
Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000

The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
 

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program
Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program

To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.

Auditing Mechanics 101: A Guide for Auditors and Auditees
Auditing Mechanics 101: A Guide for Auditors and Auditees

If auditors and auditees are prepared, audits can be relatively painless and result in valuable information that sets the stage for continuing process improvement.

Process Auditing for Food Safety
Process Auditing for Food Safety

The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.

Melding Beef Product Quality and Safety
Melding Beef Product Quality and Safety

The Certified Angus Beef brand was founded by Angus cattle rancher members of the American Angus Association.

Guaranteeing a Great Audit
Guaranteeing a Great Audit

Teamwork and preparation are necessary to meet the constant and enormous challenges of producing safe food as well as passing a food safety audit with flying colors.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program
Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program

What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.

Results of a New National Survey
Results of a New National Survey

While the U.S. food supply is considered generally safe, a steady stream of high profile food-related illness outbreaks undermines that idea.

Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee
Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee

Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.

Moving Forward with ISO 22000
Moving Forward with ISO 22000

ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
 

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