Food Safety Magazine

Audits/Certification/GFSI

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.

Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny
Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny

Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.

Results of a New National Survey
Results of a New National Survey

While the U.S. food supply is considered generally safe, a steady stream of high profile food-related illness outbreaks undermines that idea.

Moving Forward with ISO 22000
Moving Forward with ISO 22000

ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.

Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee
Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee

Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

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.
 

Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety
Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety

The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.

Food Safety through a Global Lens
Food Safety through a Global Lens

Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.

GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards
GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards

Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.

NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors
NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors

Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture
Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture

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.

 

Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements
Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and  Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements

Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.

Sanitation and the Food Safety Audit
Sanitation and the Food Safety Audit

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.
 

Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs
Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs

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.

What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?
What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?

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.

 

The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System
The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System

For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.

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