Articles Tagged with ''audits''

Food Safety

Is preparing for third-party audits an oxymoron?

April 8, 2014

 It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures. 


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TECH FLASH

Food safety and auditing scholarships available now

The Food Marketing Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
March 26, 2014

Students majoring in food and agricultural science are welcome to apply.


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Audits

Plant audits: Minimizing food safety risk

A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.
March 8, 2014

A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.


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Integrated Pest Management

Pest Control: The best defense? A good offense

Integrated pest management protects profits by relying on maintenance and sanitation for pest control, rather than chemical treatments that may require plant downtime.
February 7, 2014
Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
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Field Reports

Dock doors get some needed attention

Updated shipping and receiving doors prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
January 10, 2014
Shipping and receiving doors at this ice cream maker needed specialized treatment to prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
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FSIS audit calls for better sanitation controls at Canadian meat facilities

The audit awarded the Canadian Food Inspection Agency an "adequate" rating, the lowest acceptable rating for countries exporting food to the US.
January 7, 2014
The audit awarded the Canadian Food Inspection Agency an "adequate" rating, the lowest acceptable rating for countries exporting food to the US.
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GFSI releases Food Safety Auditor Competencies

The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
November 19, 2013
The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
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Packaging

Top shelf test

New package audit shows how design helps or hinders spirits makers.
October 9, 2013

 Many consumers are attached to a vodka brand based on marketing and advertising instead of the actual product. 


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Food Safety

What GFSI can do for you

GFSI scheme owners are extending coverage to animal feeds and packaging while processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance.
October 9, 2013

Processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance. 


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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
September 11, 2013

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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