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.
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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.
Are you ready for BRC Issue 8? The new BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is coming soon! Learn more about how to prepare and what it means for you.
The food industry has seen significant fallout amid recent widely publicized foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls related to romaine lettuce and shell eggs. Companies should invest time and money now to validate their food safety systems.
Statistical Process Control (SPC) is top of mind for the food industry. The recent changes to the SQF Quality Code have prompted new interest since additional requirements for SPC training and applications have been added to the code.