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75% of Businesses Miss These COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
75% of Businesses Miss These COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
Ask yourself this: before this year, did your Business Continuity Plan include workforce health measures related to pandemic preparedness? If you were like most operations, COVID-19 caught you off guard and you’ve spent the year trying to address its many pitfalls.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tip of the Week: What is FDA’s Temporary Flexibility Policy for Labeling?
Tip of the Week: What is FDA’s Temporary Flexibility Policy for Labeling?
FDA recognizes that supply chain disruptions, including ingredient shortages, can lead to stoppages in food production. Some manufacturers may choose to substitute an alternate ingredient in an effort to continue producing. Because alternate ingredients may differ slightly in composition, substituting ingredients can be a challenge, as this change would most likely not be reflected in the ingredient list on the package label.
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