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How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?
How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?

Does packaging pose a risk, and how should it be addressed in your food safety management system?

GFSI’s Global Markets Program: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
GFSI’s Global Markets Program: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The Sustainable Supplier Development Program operates as an inclusive development scheme that integrates food safety into business objectives and sustainability.

Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture – Sector Leaders Sharing Their Challenges and Recommended Practices
Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture – Sector Leaders Sharing Their Challenges and Recommended Practices

Leaders come and go in companies, and it is an ongoing challenge for food safety professionals to educate and engage senior leaders to take ownership of food safety.

Leveraging Food Safety: The Cross-Functional Food Safety Committee
Leveraging Food Safety:  The Cross-Functional  Food Safety Committee

 Many companies struggle with the transformation from food safety compliance to food safety culture. One great strategic tool is the food safety committee.

What to Expect from SQF Modifications
What to Expect from SQF Modifications

Safe Quality Food (SQF) audits are undergoing modifications. Food facilities should take note of SQF revisions and how these changes may affect your business.

Tackling Food Fraud on a Global Level
Tackling Food Fraud on a Global Level

Food fraud vulnerabilities can be assessed using a free, industry-led solution to help meet new requirements for food fraud mitigation set out in the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Food Safety Management Systems: Internal Audits
Food Safety Management Systems: Internal Audits

Development and implementation of a food safety management system require assessment by a robust internal auditing program.

New Food Safety Auditing Credentials
New Food Safety Auditing Credentials

The National Environmental Health Association has released new auditor credentials that will help meet the new food safety auditing requirements mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act.

 

New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement
New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement

With new regulations for the use of ammonia for refrigeration or chlorine for food processing, there are steps your facility can employ to decrease your risk of noncompliance.

 

Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness
Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness

Document and information protocols often are one of the more difficult challenges food companies face when designing and implementing a food safety program.

 

Food Safety Auditor Training Is in Demand
Food Safety Auditor Training Is in Demand

NEHA’s food safety auditor training prepares industry professionals for a career track in auditing.

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.

Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative Update
Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative Update

A summary of surveys undertaken by the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative, commissioned by the Global Food Safety Partnership and facilitated by the World Bank, reveals both challenges and opportunities in food safety programming.

It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration
It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration

Registration allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond quickly and efficiently to food-safety related issues and incidents. Is your company in compliance?

Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations
Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations

Why are there fewer food facilities with valid U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registrations than expected? What could this trend mean to the food industry?

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.
 

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