The psychological well being of employees has become a key factor in performance and productivity at work. To assist organizations with best practices in addressing employee well being, the ISO 45003 standard has been developed.
For the PCQI, quality food production is a complex and often inquiry-based process where habits of mind can be a pro or con. Are you asking the right questions of your suppliers? Is your food safety team confident that your receiving facility is properly verifying that each supplier is effectively controlling each hazard you have identified that requires a control? What can you do when suppliers have not provided sufficient evidence for you to be satisfied with supply chain verification?
Auditing is a critical piece of creating a safe food supply, but traditional auditing methods leave suppliers and processors open to higher risk as supply chains become more complex. Kari Hensien, RizePoint President, talks about how to augment or adapt auditing processes to create a safer, more effective program.
Kathleen Wybourn, DNV Director, Food & Beverage Supply Chain and Product Assurance, North America, discusses maturity levels of food safety culture, along with how organizations can further develop their culture.
Angela Morgan, Ph.D. of Aptar discusses the role that material science technology plays in a pathogen mitigation strategy.
Beginning the procurement process and selecting a vendor for enterprise quality management software is a time-consuming, high-stakes choice for most companies. Bryce Romney, RizePoint Director of Product, talks about how companies can make the most of their investment and successfully navigate the process of finding a software vendor that is a good business fit.
There are many common pitfalls resulting in non-conformances during a typical audit. Don Milne, DNV’s Food and Beverage Sector Manager and Senior Lead Auditor qualified in FSSC 22000, BRC, ISO 9001, RSPO and formerly an executive manager with extensive experience in the TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) and years in the food industry at multinationals talks about his observations at the companies he audits.
Membrane filtration is a key method for determining the microbial load of filterable raw materials, products, and water.
Welcome to our eighth weekly HorizonScan Hazard Challenge! The answer to last week’s question is show at the bottom of this article.
Broad adoption of electronic rodent monitoring (ERM) will be essential to moving food safety and pest management forward, and language specific to remote rodent monitoring systems is currently being incorporated into international food safety program standards.