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GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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TECH FLASH

The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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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.
By Mikell Knights
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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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Food Safety

Automated cleaning and sanitation saves time, produces better results

CIP and COP systems benefit from automated washing systems that make use of spraying equipment matched to the right chemical media.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With FSMA in place and many processors seeking GFSI certifications, effective cleaning and sanitation are more important than ever.
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Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Procedures should be explained and performance evaluated according to an objective, predefined measurement system.  


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GFSI releases Food Safety Auditor Competencies

The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance. 


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Food Safety

Are your ingredients and raw materials safe?

Risk assessment is an essential element for protecting a company’s good name, its products and its customers
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Today, processors must ensure what they order is safe, high quality and wholesome, and vendors must be able to prove all of these.


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GFSI invites comment on Seafood Processing Standard

The period for comment runs until April 19.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The period for comment runs until April 19.
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TECH FLASH

Don't bring pathogens into your plant

There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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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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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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