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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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You’re Shorting Your Team and Food Safety
You’re Shorting Your Team and Food Safety
There is a lack of trained and qualified personnel in today’s food manufacturing workforce. By not providing your team with the training they need to succeed in their careers, you’re shorting them and food safety. AIB International’s Bret Zaher offered insight into expertise and services that can help stem that gap in the short- and long-term and assist you in prioritizing your commitment to training.
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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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