Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
As a third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and/or competency, certification is attractive to employers since it can be used during audits and inspections to attest the abilities of their staff.
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.
Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.
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.
What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.
Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.
The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.
If auditors and auditees are prepared, audits can be relatively painless and result in valuable information that sets the stage for continuing process improvement.
The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.
The Certified Angus Beef brand was founded by Angus cattle rancher members of the American Angus Association.
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.
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.
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.
This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.
Third-party audits have played, and by necessity will continue to play, a very important role in assuring the safety of the food supply.
Manufacturers should be able to verify the products obtained from their sanitation chemical supplier.
Here we summarize the perspectives of industry leaders and practitioners in the primary production sector of the global food supply chain.