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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Verify your food labels with this simple check

Completing verification checks of your food labels can save your business thousands of dollars along with avoiding a food product recall. In this post, find out one of the simplest checks that you can

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What you should include in your Maintenance Program

Implementing a preventative maintenance program in your food business helps to keep your equipment and production running. But what elements should you include? In this post, discover six (6) key elements

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How to complete record verification in your food business

Record verification is an essential component of any robust HACCP or food safety program. Without it, food safety issues may go unnoticed which can lead to jeopardizing the health of your consumer and

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What is a contract service provider?

In the context of food safety and HACCP, a contract service provider can be defined as any person or organisation that provides a service to your organisation that can have an impact on your food safety

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Easy ways to provide HACCP information to your customer

Providing HACCP information to your customers is essential in maintaining a good relationship. In this context, your customers could be food retailers, food manufacturers or food brokers / importers. This

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How to handle food contaminated with blood

Food contaminated with blood is in the media this week after it was reported that a family is suing Starbucks. Two years ago, they allegedly found a barista’s blood smeared on a cup containing their

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