ISO 22000: A how to guide – Step 5

Step 5: Train employees and an internal audit team In order to complete the implementation of the system, employees must be trained, both any new processes that have been implemented and on the requirements of the standard. For ISO 22000 we recommend our computer based training program. Introduction to 22000: Purchase and download our computer-training program […]

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Video Podcasts on the PAS 220 Requirements for FSSC 22000

View a collection of podcasts to learn about the requirements of the PAS 220. For more detail on the requirements of PAS 220, see these great videos provided by LRQA and presented by Cor Groenveld. LRQA Food Safety Webinar, PART 9, TECHNICAL from Alex Briggs on Vimeo. LRQA Food Safety Webinar, PART 10 TECHNICAL from Alex […]

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Tools for your ISO or FSSC 22000 Food Safety Team

Food Safety Team Tasks The food safety team has important responsibilities throughout the implementation of your ISO or FSSC 22000 food safety management system. For a successful project it is important that they have the tools they need to collect preliminary information, carry out hazard analysis and implement the HACCP and PRP programs. The ISO […]

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FDA food safety inspections and enforcement declining, auditors say

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had inspected fewer than half of the 51,229 domestic food facilities subject to inspection from 2004 to 2008. Less than a quarter were inspected each year, and the number of inspections declined during the period, even as the […]

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New Report emphasizes need for Food Safety Reform Now

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today regarding a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) inspections of domestic food facilities. “This new report shows what we have feared for too long: that that our domestic food facilities are […]

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FDA Seeks Comments on Fresh Produce Standards

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the opening of a docket to obtain information about current practices and conditions for the production and packing of fresh produce. FDA is establishing this docket in order to provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide information and share views that will inform the development of […]

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Pending Food Safety Bill to require regular inspections

A major food-safety bill pending on Capitol Hill would require regular inspections for all food facilities and give the FDA significant new enforcement powers. The bill easily passed the House in July but has been stuck in the Senate. Food-safety laws have not changed markedly since 1938, when Congress gave the FDA the power to […]

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IDDBA Offers Members Food Safety Certification Reimbursement – PerishableNews

Reimbursement program for certifying employees: To promote food safety certification for members, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has developed the Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program. This IDDBA program will reimburse IDDBA retail members for their cost for food safety certification exams. Eligible employees are supermarket dairy, deli, and bakery managers and associates at store-level who […]

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SAI Global: FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 FSSC 22000, Food Safety System Certification standard, is the latest certification scheme for food manufacturers. The scheme is based on the integration of ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems standard and Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 220. Supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union (CIAA), FSSC 22000 […]

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SGS: ISO 22000 Certification for Food Safety

In 2001, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) started the development of an auditable food standard building on HACCP’s role in food safety management systems in the food industry. This resulted in the ISO 22000 standard, which defines food safety management system requirements for companies that need to meet and exceed global food safety regulations. […]

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