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Risk/Hazard: Redefining Existing Practices
Risk/Hazard:  Redefining Existing Practices

It is useful to understand the background of the incorporation of risk analysis into food safety systems.

Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1
Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1

The basic principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) have been recognized since the 1970s, and more formalized HACCP programs have been continually evolving since then.

HACCP vs. HARPC: A Comparison
HACCP vs. HARPC:  A Comparison

Understanding how Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) fit together is the first step toward implementing both as preventive food safety plans.

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.

Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?
Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?

Increased consumer interest in food safety and quality issues, combined with expanding regulatory initiatives, are increasing the importance of testing.

The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules, New Challenges
The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules,  New Challenges

Processors throughout the U.S. voice concerns about their sanitation programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global

FDA recognized the importance of facilitating the development of industry training, and, in cooperation with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health, created the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.

 

IICA’s Role in Improving Global Food Safety
IICA’s Role in Improving Global Food Safety

Food safety is of central importance to all countries in the Americas, regardless of their level of development. Beyond threats associated with any specific product or contaminant, the most pressing challenge is to establish, promote and support a food safety culture, one in which all consumers both expect and have access to healthy food, regardless of where or by whom it is produced.  

 

Pet Food and Treat Safety: It’s Time for Facts, Not Fearmongering
Pet Food and Treat Safety: It’s Time for Facts, Not Fearmongering

As the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat industry, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) is talking about the manufacturing process, the regulatory environment and the companies that feed America’s dogs and cats. It’s important and our responsibility to provide those facts.

Small or Very Small: New Rules from FSMA Create Unique Challenges
Small or Very Small: New Rules from FSMA Create Unique Challenges

Since the new rules for FSMA were developed, food manufacturers of all sizes have been working to determine how to implement them into their culture and new food safety plans.

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.

Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety
Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety

 There is a real need for risk-based preventive controls to pinpoint food safety issues along the food supply chain.

Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements
Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements

 The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.

Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety
Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety

Interview with the Association of Public Health Laboratories on why a lab might join the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program

 

The Produce Safety Rule: Be Prepared for a Food Regulatory Inspection
The Produce Safety Rule: Be Prepared for a Food Regulatory Inspection

It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities during a food regulatory inspection.

Six-Step Program for the Alcoholic Beverage Industry to Comply with FSMA
Six-Step Program for the Alcoholic Beverage Industry to Comply with FSMA

Here we decipher the FSMA regulations as they apply to winemakers, brewers and distillers. Are you compliant?

Validation 2.0
Validation 2.0

Food safety is ensured by developing, implementing, managing and improving processes used to produce safe food.

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation

We look at whether the food industry is aligned with the FDA on FSMA.

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.

Top 10 Questions When Hiring for the Food Safety Modernization Act
Top 10 Questions When Hiring for the Food Safety Modernization Act

The FSMA rules require that personnel understand how to perform their work and make supervisors and managers accountable. Here’s how to add value to the hiring process.

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