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Food Safety Certification: Common Pitfalls

Vinca, LLC is passionate about food safety and know that you are too. Our goal is to make your company’s food safety certification a success! Today we are going to share some tips with you so that you can avoid some common pitfalls that can get in the way of achieving your certification. As a food […]

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How to Create Your Food Safety Certification Project Plan

Having a detailed project plan in place at the beginning of your SQF/FSSC 22000 or ISO 22000 project will help you meet your goals efficiently and keep the project on track for a successful completion. A good project plan will include Your overall goal tasks to be completed responsibilities timeline training plan We recommend using […]

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Use Gap Analysis Results to Create Project Plan

How can I use the information from the Gap Analysis for my project plan? Evaluate the information from the Gap Analysis. For each process, determine whether: The process is documented and meets the requirements The process is documented but needs modifications to become compliant with the standard requirements The process meets requirements but must be […]

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How to become an SQF Practitioner

If you are wondering how to become an SQF Practitioner, you are not alone. There is no shortage of confusion around this question. There used to be an Certified SQF Practitioner. However, SQF does not certify practitioners or require certification of practitioners. There are 3 requirements that you need to meet to be qualified to be […]

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Training your Practitioner & HACCP: Affordable Options

Employees are the key to producing safe food. How can you meet the requirements for training without breaking your training budget? You will find affordable online options for you to choose from at 22000-tools.com, by Vinca, LLC. Training your SQF Practitioner Learn how to implement a food safety certification system from start to finish—all online! […]

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How hard is it for someone with little food safety background to become PCQI certified?

A person does not actually become certified as a PCQI, although you will see many incorrect references to begin “certified”. Anyone can attend a recognized training course for the Preventive controls qualified individual and meet the training requirements for a PCQI. There are no prerequisites, although a food safety background is useful. The course will […]

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What is the difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000?

What is the difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000? ISO 22000 is not recognized by GFSI. (what is GFSI?) ISO 22000 is broad in scope. FSSC 22000 is recognized by GFSI. FSSC has a more limited scope. Current scopes included are: farming, perishable animal products, food processing, feed production, food ingredients and food packaging material manufacturing. […]

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FSMA and PCQI

What is a PCQI? A Preventive controls qualified individual “means a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food […]

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What happened to the PAS 220 and PAS 223?

The PAS 220 and 223 documents were originally used along with ISO 22000 to make up the requirements for FSSC 22000 certification. They have both been replaced with ISO Technical Specifications. The PAS documents played an important role in GFSI recognition for an ISO based certification scheme. The PAS documents contained prerequisite program requirements for […]

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In the latest ISO 22000:2005 will (or SHOULD) we replace the old PAS220 with TS 22002-1:2009?

FAQ:In the latest ISO 22000:2005 will (or SHOULD) we replace the old PAS220 with TS 22002-1:2009? Answer: The PAS 220 is now withdrawn and replaced by TS 22002-1. To understand how it is used it is important to recognize the difference between ISO 22000 Certification and FSSC 22000 Certification; they are two different certification schemes. ISO […]

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