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Top 5 Document Control Errors Made in GFSI-Benchmarked Audits
Top 5 Document Control Errors Made in GFSI-Benchmarked Audits
Document control is arguably the most common requirement to receive a non-conformance during a GFSI-benchmarked audit (BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, and SQF). It is estimated that approximately 25% of all audits have a non-conformance for this requirement
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Tip of the Week- Undeclared Allergens
Tip of the Week- Undeclared Allergens
Undeclared allergens or incorrect allergen labeling is the number one reason for recalls globally
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Automated Warehouse
Automated Warehouse
Do you have an automated system in your warehouse? Automated warehouses, operated by robots and computer software, are getting more and more popular due to time and labor restrictions in facilities. These systems can be tailored to specific requirements and provide enhanced efficiency of operations for a warehouse or distribution center.
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Food Safety in China
Food Safety in China
Check out David Acheson’s thoughts on how food safety is changing in China! It helps demystify the Chinese political and legal landscape!
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Tip of the Week - Checking Air Pressure Differentials
Tip of the Week - Checking Air Pressure Differentials
Have you thought about the design of your facility? In a food plant, materials and products need to move from the raw to the cooked/clean areas. Equipment or people movement has to be the exact opposite pattern, from the less soiled to the more soiled parts of the plant. This is also necessary for air movement in your facility, especially if you handle sensitive Ready-to-Eat (RTE) products.
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7 Warning Signs that You Won't Pass a Certification Audit
7 Warning Signs that You Won't Pass a Certification Audit
As the demand for certification audits increases around the globe, food manufacturers along the supply chain are wondering what they can do to achieve certification and reduce shortcomings along the way. GFSI certification requires several key elements that are reflected in each of the approved certification standards. Check out these 7 warning signs that you won’t pass a certification audit to eliminate deficiencies in your own plant before the big audit day arrives.
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Tip of the Week - FSMA Are you ready?
Tip of the Week - FSMA Are you ready?
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will be issuing Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) for human and animal food on August 30, 2015. The FDA has indicated that companies will have approximately one year to develop and implement HARPC requirements to prevent unsafe food in the marketplace. So what has changed?
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Egg Substitutes
Egg Substitutes
Question: Do you know someone at AIB that can help us with the egg issue? We’re wondering if there is a particular egg substitute that works better than others and how the baking industry is dealing the egg crisis.
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FDA issues Guidance for Allergen Exemptions
FDA issues Guidance for Allergen Exemptions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance to help food manufacturers provide adequate data to support exemptions from the labeling requirements for ingredients derived from major food allergens.
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General Guidance for Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program
General Guidance for Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program
Environmental monitoring has always been an important program for food plants, especially those that handle microbiologically sensitive foods. With the recent regulatory focus on identifying and controlling food hazards, more and more food facilities, including those that handle products that have not historically been associated with microbiological hazards, are establishing and improving their environmental monitoring programs.
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