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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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2020 is changing how food manufacturers see crises. Is your plant prepared?
2020 is changing how food manufacturers see crises. Is your plant prepared?
The past few months have – or should have - changed the way we look at our day-to-day operations and maybe you’ve learned a bit about how prepared or unprepared you were for a crisis as the pandemic has unfolded. New updates, new recommendations, new scientific findings, and so forth kept us all working in a dynamic mode to offer the best solutions. The industry has learned a lot while pivoting and thinking on its feet. It should also change the way each of us looks at Crisis Management forever.
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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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Resources from the May 18 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Resources from the May 18 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Watch our May 18 Top 10 Most-Asked Questions webinar recording now or download the accompanying PDF. Please share these resources with your colleagues – you never know when that shared expertise will be beneficial.
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Tip of the Week: What’s the #1 Thing You Should Do in Your Facility?
Tip of the Week: What’s the #1 Thing You Should Do in Your Facility?
During our Monday webinar we highlighted the Top 5 Actionable Recommendations to help convey priorities for what you should be doing in your facility right now. So what is the #1 thing you should be doing?
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Resources from the May 11 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Resources from the May 11 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Watch our May 11 Top 5 Actionable Recommendations webinar recording now or download the accompanying PDF. Please share these resources with your colleagues – you never know when that shared expertise will be beneficial.
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Tip of the Week: If My Product Has Never Been Recalled, Why Do I Need a Recall Plan?
Tip of the Week: If My Product Has Never Been Recalled, Why Do I Need a Recall Plan?
Recalls in the U.S. are increasing at a rate of approximately 10 percent per year. So it is safe to say that most companies will be impacted by a recall at some point. During the COVID-19 crisis, the risk of mistakes due to increased production and decreased staffing make a strong traceability and recall plan essential.
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