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Stay up to date on the latest food industry news from AIB International in Asia Pacific.

COVID-19 Outlook & Impacts on the Food & Beverages Industry
The coronavirus pandemic came as a huge surprise for many, but it really shouldn’t have. Public health experts have been sounding the alarm for years.
Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing
Today’s conscious consumers are making more informed, ethical buying choices. There is also an emergence of regulation that places accountability onto businesses to ensure that workers’ rights and ethical performance is managed in their operations and supply chains. BRCGS has responded to these changes with the launch of its Global Standard for Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing (ETRS).
FSSC 22000 Version 5.1-Key Updates
To strengthen the requirements for certification body performance, adapt to the evolution of food safety auditing, and comply with the latest benchmarking GFSI requirements, the FSSC 22000 foundation published scheme sub-version 5.1 on November 3rd, 2020. The new version became effective on April 1st, 2021 and all sites must be audited against Version 5.1 by March 31st, 2022.
How Can You Prepare Now For The Next Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic may not be over but public health and emergency management experts are already preparing for the next one. We believe that organizations should start to do the same to ensure that your business, people, and supply chains are protected before the next eventuality.
Crisis and Pandemic Preparedness for Supply Chains
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on food supply chains and brought into light related ethical trade issues globally.
Top 5 Food Safety Issues in the Beverage Industry
Based on inspections data we’ve gathered in 2020, AIB International shares the top 5 food safety issues in the beverage industry.
GMP Inspections in the time of Corona – Virtual Solutions
More than ever facilities need to limit exposure yet keep up with these possible food safety issues. AIB International has pivoted to provide Hybrid GMP Inspections and fully Virtual GMP Inspections, each of which save you time onsite, possible exposure, and money.
GMP Inspections: How to & Why
GMP inspections and audits raises the food safety standard of your facilities and help demonstrate your dedication to providing safe, high quality food products. Before elaborating on how to conduct an inspection let’s first get clear on the differences between and inspection and an audit
Raising the Food Safety Standards for Your Food Production Facility
Though Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audits are distinctly different, they can also be complementary in a way that will benefit your food production facility.
Building Business Resilience to Pandemics and Crises - 7 Pitfalls of Pandemic Preparedness Even Top Companies Make
AIB International has created the first Pandemic Preparedness Certification Standard to identify key supply chain challenges, while offering a blueprint for designing the steps needed to proactively plan and prepare for the next inevitable event or crisis.
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