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 10,000 certificates have already been issued for FSSC 22000 (end of 2016), 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 […]

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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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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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What is the difference between SQF and GFSI Certification?

There is often confusion about the relationship between GFSI and SQF or FSSC 22000 Certification. We will try to clear that up. GFSI is a global food network made up of hundreds of retailers and manufacturers worldwide. The GFSI organization determined which set of requirements would be essential to a good food safety management system. […]

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SQF and FDA

If one is compliant with SQF, is it safe to say that one is also compliant with the FDA? Not necessarily. The requirements emphasize different aspects. The FDA is regulatory, the SQF code emphasizes food safety management. SQF does require that you comply with all applicable regulations, such as FDA. So a certified company is […]

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What is the difference between HACCP and SQF?

SQF and HACCP both address food safety, so what is the difference between them? SQF is a food safety management system and requires that a HACCP program is used as part of the food safety management program. SQF also requires food safety management system processes and procedures to manage all aspects of food safety throughout […]

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