ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.
Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.
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.
The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.
Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.
Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.
This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.
All audit schemes require an initial certification and ongoing recertification, which includes annual site audits at a minimum.
Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.
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.