ISO 22000: A how to guide – Step 2

Step 2: Compare your current system to the requirements. In order to be able to plan your project, you will need to know exactly what needs to be done in your organization to meet the requirements of the standard. Identify what requirements you already meet, and list the ones that need to be addressed. To […]

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ISO 22000: A how to guide – Step 1

Step 1: Learn about 22000 Food Safety Management Systems The first step in your progress towards building your Food Safety Management System is to understand what the ISO 22000 requires and how it will affect your organization. If you need to learn about the standard, I recommend these resources: What is ISO 22000: Read an […]

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New two-in-one test for E. coli and its toxins

Currently food processors have to employ two separate tests because the toxins that E. coli produces, which actually cause food poisoning, can be present in food even after the bacteria is dead and gone. This testing can be time consuming with results taking three to five days to come through. via www.foodqualitynews.com

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Drinks Media Wire – 22000-Tools.com Helps Food Companies Prepare for the Newly Approved FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System

(Drinks Media Wire). New package released to help food companies meet the requirements of the recently approved FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System. A new Food Safety Standard, FSSC 22000, has received approval from the Global Food Safety Initiative, and will soon begin influencing food manufacturers all over the globe. With food safety problems making […]

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USDA seeking comments on proposed food safety measures

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is seeking comment on proposed measures to enhance food safety. The proposed rule would implement a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill and is a priority for the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG). via www.usda.gov

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Georgia State House approves food safety bill

The bill was introduced in the state last year in response to the salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut processor in South Georgia. More than 700 people became sick and nine died as a result of the outbreak that was traced to peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely. The nuts had […]

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FSIS Re-testing Carcass Pathogen Baselines   Pork – Industry News

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is running a series of tests on cattle, hog, chicken and turkey carcasses with the objective of resetting pathogen testing baselines. Among the specific baselines that need to be addressed are those for beef trim, other beef components, bench trim, ground beef and chicken parts, say USDA officials. These […]

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Getting your Project Started: ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000

Once you have determined that implementing a Food Safety Management System is right for your company, what next? Drawing from years of experience with Management Systems implementation, the experts at 22000-Tools recommend starting by evaluating your current system against the requirements of the standard. This evaluation, typically called a "gap analysis" will give you important […]

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