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John Kukoly of BRC Global Standards will talk in an upcoming webinar about what’s new with the BRC standard, changes expected in 2015, how you will be affected by these changes, and how you can start preparing today for tomorrow’s BRC. Here’s a preview.
The changes in the revised rule focuses on environmental monitoring, finished product testing, and supplier controls. What do you need to know?
False positive results (in which a sample that does not contain pathogens is incorrectly shown as positive) are a nuisance. But false negative test results—which fail to detect true pathogenic organisms in the sample—are just not unacceptable.
Food companies are finding a substantial non-regulatory push for environmental monitoring from their customers. As a result, firms without environmental monitoring programs will soon find it challenging to escape criticism from inspectors, auditors, and customers. In this Q&A, Eurofins’ Dr. Doug Marshall speaks about his workshop on Environmental Monitoring.
Start preparing today for FSMA compliance. And SQF can help, says Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President, Safe Quality Food Institute.
Greater visibility of your product, through the supply and processing chain is needed, says Katie Moore, global industry manager, Food & Beverage, GE Intelligent Platforms.
“If this rule is a one-way street, where a food can only be moved from low-risk to being designated as ‘high-risk,’ then that would be disappointing and would detract from seeking improvement and rewarding behavior. The rule needs to consider situations such as when a company puts in specific mitigation steps in place, and so food can then be categorized as low risk” – Dr. David Acheson.
Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President of the Safe Quality Food Institute, will talk about what’s new with the SQF standard, unannounced audits and how companies can start preparing today for FSMA compliance in an upcoming webinar on August 22, 2014. We present excerpts from an interview with him.
While basic principles of human food safety apply to pet foods, there are differences and challenges such as testing for allergens and pathogens – both of which, if present, can be serious for pet owners. Pet food safety expert and auditor at Eurofins Alan Baumfalk talks about what the pet food industry is doing to address these challenges.