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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.

 

Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career
Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career

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.

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.
 

Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization

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.
 

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.

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.
 

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.

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications
FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications

The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.

Auditing Mechanics 101: A Guide for Auditors and Auditees
Auditing Mechanics 101: A Guide for Auditors and Auditees

If auditors and auditees are prepared, audits can be relatively painless and result in valuable information that sets the stage for continuing process improvement.

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.

How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture: Primary Production
The Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture: Primary Production

Here we summarize the perspectives of industry leaders and practitioners in the primary production sector of the global food supply chain.

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