Food Safety Magazine

Audits/Certification/GFSI

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.

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.

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.

Are Food Plant Audits Overrated?
Are Food Plant Audits Overrated?

Third-party audits have played, and by necessity will continue to play, a very important role in assuring the safety of the food supply.

Vendor Certification Programs: Improving Food Safety Through Performance Tracking
Vendor Certification Programs: Improving Food Safety Through Performance Tracking

Manufacturers should be able to verify the products obtained from their sanitation chemical supplier.

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.

Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny
Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny

Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs
Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs

There are many different audit formats being used within the food industry, but regardless of which one you choose, the best reason to have an audit is the genuine desire to improve.

The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System
The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System

For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.

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.

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