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Almarai is First in the World to Achieve Pandemic Prepared Certification
Almarai is First in the World to Achieve Pandemic Prepared Certification
Almarai Company, a leading food and beverage company and the world’s largest vertically integrated dairy operation, has become the first company in the world to achieve Pandemic Prepared Certification. This proactive measure is testimony to how their operation prepares for the future with this best-in-class protocol benchmark. Even during the ongoing pandemic, Certification provides assurance to their employees, supply chain and consumers that they are committed to establishing and maintaining best practices.
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How Does a Virtual GMP Inspection Work?
How Does a Virtual GMP Inspection Work?
AIB International food safety professionals are no strangers to travel. They're used to flying thousands of miles every year to deliver the thorough and rigorous audits your facility requires.

Well this year travel and audits look a little different! To gain some perspective on how Virtual GMP Inspections have changed auditing and what common concerns our auditors have been running into, we spoke with our Megan Coy Moran, Manager, Quality Assurance, North America.
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3 Issues Your Intermittent Operations Plan Should Address
3 Issues Your Intermittent Operations Plan Should Address
Everyone recognizes that it’s better to plan for the worst than to make it up as you go in the middle of a crisis.
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13 Pitfalls of Pandemic Preparedness Even Top Companies Make And How You Can Fix Them
13 Pitfalls of Pandemic Preparedness Even Top Companies Make And How You Can Fix Them
You’ll be surprised at what even the best food and beverage companies are missing from their pandemic preparedness plans. We were.
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FDA Proposes Additional Food Traceability Requirements
FDA Proposes Additional Food Traceability Requirements
Does your operation produce or use ingredients like cheese, shell eggs, nut butter, various produce, fin fish, and ready-to-eat deli salads?
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Earn Employee Confidence and Customer Business by Being Prepared
Earn Employee Confidence and Customer Business by Being Prepared
It's no surprise that in the midst of the pandemic, employee complaints are on the rise. Data from the Department of Labor shows that in April, May and June of this year, they were seeing an average of more than 20 whistleblower complaints per day related to COVID-19. We can assume that because these complaints are COVID-related, many of them were spurred by situations where employees felt unsafe in their job duties. Maybe they were without proper PPE or knew of an employee who was at work while running a fever, or believed that worker safety protocols were being compromised due to increased product demand or a workforce shortage.
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Did the Pandemic Break Your Supply Chain?
Did the Pandemic Break Your Supply Chain?
Never in recent memory has supply chain management been so challenged as it has through the current pandemic. As suppliers have been impacted, manufacturers have been taxed with keeping the supplies coming in and maintaining production.
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Are You Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Food Safety? You May Be Surprised.
Are You Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Food Safety? You May Be Surprised.
The fruit and vegetable industry is challenging, in part because so many factors are simply beyond your control. With so much out of your hands, it’s critical to ensure that your production window is best utilized. One of the aspects you can control during this time is your water wash.
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Are You a Leader or a Follower? Take Charge with Pandemic Prepared Certification
Are You a Leader or a Follower? Take Charge with Pandemic Prepared Certification
It’s only been a month since the launch of our Pandemic Prepared Certification, but there has already been a strong, positive response from top companies across the global food and beverage supply chain. This level of interest is undoubtedly an indication of the need for proactive measures that help establish best-in-class planning and protocols, while also decreasing risk as it relates to the pandemic.
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Is Your Food a Fraud? Has the Pandemic Made Food Fraud More Attractive?
Is Your Food a Fraud? Has the Pandemic Made Food Fraud More Attractive?
With supply chain disruptions and economic factors at play during and following the pandemic, opportunities for food fraud may be on the rise. That means products and ingredients, like alcoholic beverages, oils and fats, honey, maple syrup, coffee and many others that are historically known to be at an increased risk for fraud, may be even more susceptible. During a recent webinar and blog, we asked “How Do I Assess Whether My Supply Chain is at Risk of Food Fraud?”
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