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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 Answer: The PAS 220 is now withdrawn and replaced by TS 22002-1.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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How to become an SQF Practitioner

An SQF Certified company must have an SQF Practitioner; to become that practitioner you will need to get training on SQF and HACCP. There are no specific training courses required, but you will need to show your understanding of the SQF code and of HACCP when the auditor is at your facility. The auditor will [...]

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules are overdue

A Federal Court ruled that the final rules must be promulgated by June 30, 2015. This includes the preventative rules for: • Hazard analysis and preventative controls for human food • Preventative controls for animal feed • Produce safety standards • Foreign supplier verification • Accredited third party certification The good news is that food companies can [...]

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Prerequisite Programs (PRPs)

Prerequisite Programs What are prerequisite programs? Prerequisite programs (PRPs) are programs and practices that are put in place to maintain a sanitary environment and minimize the risk of introducing a food safety hazard. Provide suitable building and equipment design and construction Plan and Implement Pre-requisite programs Address statutory, regulatory and customer requirements as well as [...]

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FSSC 22000 is GFSI Recognized and Growing Rapidly

FSSC 22000 is growing quickly Over 5000 certificates have already been issued for FSSC 22000, and interest in the standard is growing worldwide. With many multinational food companies asking their suppliers for GFSI recognized certification, companies across the globe are pursuing FSSC 22000 certification. Read more   Recent changes include expanding the scope to include [...]

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Creating a Certification Project Plan

Creating a Project Plan Once you make the decision to implement a Food Safety Management System and  achieve certification you will need to plan your project. Start with a Gap Analysis. A Gap Analysis is an audit of your current system against the requirements of the standard that you have chosen.Use a checklist prepared for [...]

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Guided Small Group SQF Implementation Program

We are starting a Guided Small Group Implementation on September 1, 2013. Space is limited, call us soon to discuss how this can help your organization be prepared for a certification audit in early 2014. Your group will be led through the 5 Month SQF implementation project by our experienced consultant. You will get started [...]

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Resources for Food Safety Certification

What resources does a company need to build a certified Food Safety Management System (FSMS)? Resource #1: Gap Analysis Audit First it is important to recognize the systems that may already be in place to manage food safety. Identify processes you have in place, including: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) HACCP You will [...]

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The food safety modernization act and GFSI Certification

FSMA and GFSI Can a GFSI recognized certification help your organization meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act? Take a look at the 5 proposed rules under FSMA, and you will see a significant relationship between what is being considered and the current approach of GFSI recognized food safety certification requirements. FSMA Proposed rules [...]

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