ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.
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.
Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.
To illustrate the importance of assumptions across the supply chain, we look from farming leafy greens to serving customers or selling to consumers through a food retail outlet.
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.
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.
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.
For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.