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Playful Cats Quarrel Illogically? What is the New PCQI Online?
Playful Cats Quarrel Illogically? What is the New PCQI Online?
Pretty Controlled Quark Implosion? Pastel Colored Quinoa Ingredients? Prepared Colleagues Quarantine Indefinitely (aka, “2020”)?

While our new PCQI Online course is unique, it’s none of these quirky acronyms. Though it will efficiently and effectively train and prepare your employee to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, overseeing the development and implementation of the food safety plan for your facility, among other critical responsibilities.
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Preparing for impending FSMA regulatory deadlines
Preparing for impending FSMA regulatory deadlines
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition estimates a turnover rate of 33 percent for FDA-regulated facilities. To ensure that personnel perform their jobs well, appropriate training and maintaining food defense records, corrective actions, and verification activities must be evaluated.
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FDA Helps Produce Farmers and Fresh-Cut Produce Processors by Providing Draft FSMA Guidance
FDA Helps Produce Farmers and Fresh-Cut Produce Processors by Providing Draft FSMA Guidance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two draft guidance documents to assist farmers and fresh-cut produce processors understand what they need to do to meet requirements established by FSMA.
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FSMA Refresher?
FSMA Refresher?
As FSMA progresses forward, it’s a good time to review key food safety provisions and compliance dates.
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FSMA and Food Contact Packaging
FSMA and Food Contact Packaging
How are food-contact packaging manufacturing facilities affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act?
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FSMA Chat: Key Takeaways from FDA’s First Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance for Industry
FSMA Chat: Key Takeaways from FDA’s First Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance for Industry
A review of AIB food defense expert, Earl Arnold's notes from the FDA draft guidance
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Everything You Need to Scientifically Validate Baking Process Preventive Controls
Everything You Need to Scientifically Validate Baking Process Preventive Controls
AIB International has paid all the necessary subscription fees to make the research for two peer-reviewed scientific articles on baking process kill step research free to the public.
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From Hamburger Buns to the Recent Launch of Cheesecake
From Hamburger Buns to the Recent Launch of Cheesecake
AIB's Baking Process Kill Step Calculators continue gaining momentum.
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Here’s Why the FDA Wants to Help Importers and Food Producers Meet FSMA Standards
Here’s Why the FDA Wants to Help Importers and Food Producers Meet FSMA Standards
The guidance release from January is a long-awaited answer to effectively implement key food safety provisions.
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