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Tip of the Week: Your Fitness Tracker Could Violate GMPs
Tip of the Week: Your Fitness Tracker Could Violate GMPs
It seems like everybody is tracking their steps as a way to motivate themselves and improve their fitness. But should fitness trackers be worn by employees in food manufacturing facilities? Historically, all jewelry and watches have been prohibited, so does wearing a fitness tracker violate GMP regulations?
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Tip of the Week: Put the Cell Phone Down
Tip of the Week: Put the Cell Phone Down
This is a reposted Tip of the Week that still applies today. What is your facility's policy on cell phones?
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Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
July’s Tip of the Week series will uncover FSMA’s revised GMPs and how they focus on food allergen cross-contact. FSMA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule recently revised several provisions – 24 to be exact – of the cGMP, Part 110, to address and control potential allergen cross-contact as part of the preventive controls. These new requirements are contained in Part 117 - Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Risk Prevention Controls.
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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. GFSI certification requires several key elements reflected in each of the approved certification standards. Check out these seven warning signs that you won’t pass a certification audit, so you can eliminate deficiencies in your plant before the big audit day arrives.
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Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
July’s Tip of the Week series will uncover FSMA’s revised GMPs and how they focus on food allergen cross-contact. FSMA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule recently revised several provisions – 24 to be exact – of the cGMP, Part 110, to address and control potential allergen cross-contact as part of the preventive controls. These new requirements are contained in Part 117 - Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Risk Prevention Controls.
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Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
July’s Tip of the Week series will uncover FSMA’s revised GMPs and how they focus on food allergen cross contact. FSMA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule recently revised several provisions – 24 to be exact – of the cGMP, Part 110, to address and control potential allergen cross-contact as part of the preventive controls. These new requirements are contained in Part 117 - Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazzard Analysis, and Risk Prevention Controls
812 Views

Tip of the Week - Hand Sanitizer
Tip of the Week - Hand Sanitizer
How do you use hand sanitizers in your plant?
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Tips of the Week - Types of Gloves
Tips of the Week - Types of Gloves
What are you trying to protect when you use gloves?
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Tip of the Week- Hairnets
Tip of the Week- Hairnets
Do you check efficient usage of hairnets in your plant?
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4 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Next GMP Inspection ASAP
4 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Next GMP Inspection ASAP
Seasons are changing and 2016 is quickly approaching. Back-to-school merchandise has been replaced with Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations. Football season has officially kicked off. And before we know it, people in many regions will be dusting off their snow shovels to clear a path. Before you wrap up 2015, have you scheduled your annual GMP Inspection to evaluate how well the prerequisite and food safety programs are working in your facility? We’ve got 4 good reasons why you should schedule your next GMP Inspection ASAP.
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