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No Planes, Trains or Automobiles – Go Virtual to Complete Your 2020 Training Goals
No Planes, Trains or Automobiles – Go Virtual to Complete Your 2020 Training Goals
We’re well into the second half of the year, and you may be deciding how you or your team will complete remaining annual training goals. Even with travel restrictions or limited budgets, there are a number of virtual training solutions available to meet your needs.
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Inspections are Coming. Is Your Food Defense Plan Ready?
Inspections are Coming. Is Your Food Defense Plan Ready?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that beginning in March, they will start routine inspections of small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) to verify compliance under the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule, which requires facilities to develop and implement a Food Defense Plan. FDA also recently announced that they will resume routine domestic onsite inspections, following a months-long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Are you ready for your next audit?
Are you ready for your next audit?
In this webinar, AIB International’s Dimitra Sandrou offered expertise on how to prepare for the recently introduced FSSC 22000 split audit process using Information & Communication Technologies (ICT).
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Pandemic Prepared? Five Problems You Need to Solve
Pandemic Prepared? Five Problems You Need to Solve
Recent facility shutdowns due to COVID-19 cases and the resulting supply chain disruption has shown the food industry that being prepared for pandemics is increasingly vital to business resiliency. While COVID-19 is certainly the most impactful, it is the third pandemic in 18 years, the others being SARS and H1N1. This history makes it clear these types of diseases and the resulting impacts aren’t going away, so being prepared for them is essential.
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Are Virtual Inspections and Audits an Option?
Are Virtual Inspections and Audits an Option?
Throughout the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, food manufacturers have been pulling double duty to ensure a safe food supply chain, while also prioritizing the health and safety of their food manufacturing teams.
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Do you have what it takes to pass your next inspection?
Do you have what it takes to pass your next inspection?
In this webinar, AIB International’s Earl Arnold defined inspections and audits, along with how they can complement each other. He then discussed the inspection process and resources needed to successfully complete an inspection. Finally, he offered insight into issues that might be observed during an inspection and methods used to correct those issues.
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Our Most Popular Pandemic Takeaways You May Have Missed
Our Most Popular Pandemic Takeaways You May Have Missed
No doubt you may have been inundated with a bevy of new information and best practices during this time, so we’ve compiled our Top 3 Most Popular blogs from the first half of 2020. These blogs help illustrate not only the evolution of information available on Coronavirus, but also how much the industry has learned and implemented in such a short period of time.
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Six Steps to Effective Sanitation– and How Innovation Can Enhance It
Six Steps to Effective Sanitation– and How Innovation Can Enhance It
The goal of any sanitation program is to achieve and maintain a sanitary environment, a vital component for the production of safe and wholesome products. In this webinar, we were joined by Nexcor Food Safety Solutions to discuss the six steps to an effective sanitation program, as they offered insights into how technology and innovation can simplify the sanitation process.
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Food Safety - Is it Critical Right Now?
Food Safety - Is it Critical Right Now?
While a lot of the food supply chain’s focus is on COVID-19, unfortunately, Salmonella, pathogenic E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and other environmental pathogens continue to represent potential public health risks. This makes it increasingly critical that food manufacturers continue to uphold programs and practices to ensure a safe food supply chain and reduce the load on the healthcare system.
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Top 3 Questions about Hybrid Inspections
Top 3 Questions about Hybrid Inspections
With more portions of the U.S. beginning to open for business, we expect a dramatic increase in food manufacturers vying for inspector availability. By scheduling your Hybrid GMP Inspection now and having us complete the document review before the rush, your on-site inspection can be completed quickly once your site is accessible. In this turbulent time, your ability to continue providing safe, high-quality food will build trust with your customers.
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