How to develop your product testing requirements

Product testing is an integral part of your food safety management system and serves to verify that your food business is producing food safely. In this post find out what you should include in your product

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Beyond Food Labelling: Educating consumers on maintaining food product safety

Food manufacturers and retailers can spend a lot of time, money and resources to make sure that the food they produce is safe to eat. In today’s global marketplace, this is a basic consumer expectation.

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Bits and Bites – October 2018

Quick NavigationThe Pros and Cons of Visual InspectionStrawberries hit the headlinesBRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8What records should you keep for food traceability?Internal Auditor Online

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The Pros and Cons of Visual Inspection

Completing a visual inspection is one of the most common verification methods used the assess the level of cleaning in a food business. It cost effective when compared to laboratory swab analysis and can

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What records should you keep for food traceability?

The quality of your food traceability records can impact the ability of your food business to quickly and correctly recall product from the marketplace. During a recent audit I was required to complete

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Bits and Bites – September 2018

Quick NavigationWorking Holiday – What a fantastic opportunityHACCP Mentor website now multilingualAllergen Control Group PartnershipFood Traceability Principles and Implementation – Course DiscountFood

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5 things you must do after every food compliance audit

A food compliance audit can be undertaken for many reasons. Primarily, they are completed to assess the compliance aspects of a food safety management system. These audits can be preformed internally,

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5 ways to prevent foreign matter in your food

One of the aims of every food business should be to prevent foreign matter. It is also basic legal requirement that food does not contain any foreign matter or physical hazards. This post covers seven

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Preventing the introduction of unintended allergens

Unintended allergens can be introduced into your food business through many ways. This can become a major issue especially if your food production or retail site does not handle allergenic materials or

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How to challenge your food defense plan

The aim of a food defense plan is to identify how your food business is going to protect food from acts of intentional adulteration. However, like most contingency planning, the identification of potential

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How to manage social media during a recall

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:53 — 22.3MB)Have you ever had to manage social media during a food recall? Even though you may not have experienced a food recall, it may only

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How to develop your foreign object register

A foreign matter register can help your food business manage potential physical hazards. Like any type of hazard control, when you can identify where potential problems may occur, you can put sufficient

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How to set up an integrated food safety system

In a perfect world we would just have one food safety standard for compliance. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of standards ranging from local and export food law, GFSI recognised standards and additional

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How to stop product being packed into incorrect food packaging

It seems like a pretty easy concept but unfortunately packing food product into incorrect food packaging is an all to common practice within the food industry. This error of judgement, can have the potential

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How to schedule your internal food safety audits

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. This is no different when it comes to scheduling your internal food safety audits. From my experience, I have

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