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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.

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.

Save Time, Gain Efficiencies with Automated HACCP Management
Save Time, Gain Efficiencies with Automated HACCP Management

BioControl’s MVP ICON® is a complete Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points management system that allows for fast, accurate environmental monitoring of surfaces after cleaning and sanitizing.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sanitation and the Food Safety Audit
Sanitation and the Food Safety Audit

As you look toward ways to improve your sanitation program, the value of an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow audit provided by your chemical supplier cannot be overstated.
 

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.

What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?
What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?

The publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act and its implementation have identified the third-party food safety auditor as key to the success of a global food safety system.

 

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