Why FoodReady Food Safety Software is Necessary for FSMA rule 204

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I wrote an earlier article about FSMA rule 204 which is all about FOOD TRACEABILITY. And here I am again telling you why FoodReady’s food safety software is what you need, especially for FSMA. Having all your documents in one place makes mock recalls and food traceability easier. FoodReady is a cloud-based solution for food […]

What is GFSI Certification?

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Have you been told by a potential buyer that your product needs to be GFSI certified?  Well, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) in itself is NOT a certification program.  However you can become certified to a food safety standard (certification scheme) that is recognized by GFSI by meeting their stringent benchmarking standards. GFSI is coordinated by […]

What is SQF Certification?

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A SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiate) system of food safety requirements created and managed by the SQF Institute.  SQF is accredited by ANSI and provides a food safety and quality program recognized world wide.  SQF certification is used to manage the food safety risks that inherently happen with […]

What is BRC Certification?

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A BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standard) or BRC (British Retail Consortium) food safety audit is an international standard, implemented as a questionnaire, to check for compliance in food production. BRC Certification is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked standard. It’s used by food manufacturers, retailers and service providers around the world to assess […]

2023 FDA Food Recalls

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2023 FDA Food Recalls Does something in your fridge seem “not quite right”?  Or maybe you are you a food manufacturer and want to see if any recent recalls are affecting your suppliers or competition? Either way, please check out our list of 2023 FDA food recalls. FDA Food Recalls Happen For Several Reasons 1. […]

What’s the Difference Between SQF and BRC?

Croissants produced at a facility that is BRC certified.

SQF Certification and BRC Certification are both GFSI Standards SQF (Safe Quality Food) and BRC (British Retail Consortium) are both internationally recognized food safety management systems that aim to provide assurance to customers about the quality and safety of food products. Both SQF and BRC are benchmarked standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).  […]

What is a BRC audit? How to pass a BRC audit?

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A BRC (British Retail Consortium) food safety audit is an international standard, implemented as a questionnaire, to check for compliance in food production. BRC audits help businesses meet the latest requirements of the BRC standard #8. The audits can be announced or unannounced which ensures that the companies producing food follow good practices every day, not […]

What Are The 8 Major Steps to Prepare For An SQF Audit?

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What does SQF stand for? What is an SQF audit? Before I get to the 8 major steps, let’s talk SQF basics. An SQF audit is the process you must follow to attain SQF certification. SQF (Safe Quality Food) is a food safety management system certification process created by the SQF Institute. A SQF Certification […]

Should I have Food Safety Management Software?

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Food safety is a critical aspect of any organization involved in the production, distribution, or preparation of food. A food safety management system can help ensure that you adhere to regulations and standards while meeting your company goals. Regulatory compliance and certification standards can be challenging to meet. Food safety regulations are changing all the […]

How Does FSMA Affect Food Packaging?

Beverage producer that follows FDA FSMA rule 204 and also uses food safety software.

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act is changing how food processing companies and food packaging companies do business. What does this mean for your own food food safety process? The new law will require any business doing food packaging to implement a Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) system. This system is designed to […]

What are Critical Control Points in a HACCP Plan?

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HACCP stands for hazard analysis and critical control points. A food safety plan helps you identify potential hazards in your operation, determine the controls you need to prevent or minimize those hazards, and verify that those controls are working as intended. Using a HACCP plan makes it easier for your food business to identify, prevent […]