BRCGS Issue 9 audits begin in February. Our VP of Consulting Jeff Chilton shares how you can get ready now.
Posts by Jeff Chilton
Abbott Nutrition will forever be tied to this year’s baby formula shortage disaster because it fell short on so many levels to keep products safe at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan. Jeff Chilton shares 10 lessons every food manufacturer should take away from this event.
Food defense has become a major responsibility for everyone involved in producing or preparing food products. Every team member has a role to play. Find out how to train employees to protect foods from intentional adulteration.
In this blog, I’ll cover six new requirements under Edition 9, Section 2.1.1, that address senior management’s role in leading and supporting a proper food safety culture, and implementation processes.
Recently updated GFSI benchmarking standards prompted the update to SQF Edition 9 to demonstrate a food safety culture throughout an entire organization as one of the requirements.
SQF Edition 9 has now been published in draft form and the final code will be published by October 2020. Edition 9 will go into effect in May 202.
The true purpose of an audit isn’t to “catch” you red-handed.
Verification and Validation assure food safety plans are being followed properly and they are written accurately. Verification and Validation have specific regulatory requirements defined by the USDA, FDA, and GFSI schemes.
Effective environmental monitoring programs are imperative to protect your facility. EMPs are designed to detect, eliminate, and exclude pathogens.
The new SQF Fundamentals Code outlines 6 common causes of food safety hazards to watch out for and account for in your food safety plan. Learn how to spot if they apply to you, and how to implement a solution before you risk failing an audit, or worse, compromising consumers’ safety.
From major foodborne illness outbreaks and product recalls to GFSI standard updates and regulatory advancement, 2018 has been a turbulent year for the food industry. Let’s take a moment to review the past year and discuss what to expect in 2019.
It’s time to get excited about the SQF Conference 2018 in Atlanta on October 23-25, an industry leading event with great educational programs by talented speakers.
September 17th is the final date for all facilities to meet PCQI requirements in order to fulfill FSMA’s Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food. Get PCQI training online or in the classroom from Alchemy Academy.