What is GFSI Certification?
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 BRC Certification?
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 […]
What is SQF Certification?
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’s the Difference Between SQF and BRC?
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). […]
2023 FDA Food Recalls
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 Are The 8 Major Steps to Prepare For An SQF Audit?
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 […]
What is Validation in a HACCP Plan?
Validation in a HACCP plan is the process by which the control measures implemented in a HACCP plan are tested to ensure that they are effective. It is a critical step in the development of a HACCP system because it ensures that the system is properly designed and that all necessary controls have been included. […]
Do You Need a HACCP Plan for Dry Food Operations?
Dry food operations are difficult to manage. They are called dry operations not only because the finished product may indeed be dry, but also because the individual ingredients must be kept dry. Moisture creates a greater risk for the pathogen Salmonella in the environment and in the food. It may be more uncommon for salmonella […]
My Experience With HACCP Plan Food Safety Education
One of my duties here at FoodReady food safety software is to write blog articles about food safety. So I do spend a lot of time researching food safety and different food safety systems and I have learned a lot. As part of my research I learned that a HACCP plan is the center of […]
What Foods are Under FDA Jurisdiction?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating foods except for poultry, certain egg products, most livestock feed, and most pet food. So what does that mean? It means that the FDA oversees $1 trillion in food sales annually—more than half of all food sales in the United States! The FDA’s jurisdiction […]