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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.

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.

Food Safety through a Global Lens
Food Safety through a Global Lens

Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.

Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety
Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety

The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding
Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding

This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards
GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards

Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.

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