Proposed FSMA rules are putting new demands on food and beverage companies for prevention-based risk controls especially focused on the supply chain. Two speakers at the upcoming Food Safety Consortium will talk about how companies are struggling with managing up-stream supplier and ingredient risk and how tools like desk audits can help.
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.
While industry is racing to develop several promising anti-spoilage technologies, active managerial control of the various components of an effective food safety and quality assurance system remains the best practice against food spoilage and associated food losses in retail food operations.
Start preparing today for FSMA compliance. And SQF can help, says Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President, Safe Quality Food Institute.
Continuous verification of supplier qualification and compliance is as important for food manufacturers and food processors, as it is for food retailers.
Greater visibility of your product, through the supply and processing chain is needed, says Katie Moore, global industry manager, Food & Beverage, GE Intelligent Platforms.
New Food Fraud mitigation elements will be added to the next revision of the GFSI Guidance Document.
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.