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FDA Food Recalls: Are you prepared?

FDA Food Recalls

FDA Food Recalls: Are you prepared? FDA Food Recalls: Are you prepared? What is a FDA Recall? Why do they happen? Food recalls can be triggered for a variety of reasons, from mislabeling to contaminated products. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for monitoring food safety and issuing […]

How to Write a HACCP Plan? Step-by-Step Guide with Examples

How to develop a haccp plan

Are you wondering how to develop or write a HACCP plan? If so, then this article is for you. A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan is the core element of most food safety systems. Chances are if you are reading this article it’s because you have been told that you need to […]

Why Do You Need a HACCP Plan for GFSI Certification?

Why HACCP Plan for GFSI Certification

Why is a HACCP Necessary for GFSI Certification? A HACCP plan is always necessary for GFSI certification, as GFSI requires that all certified sites have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system in place. This ensures safety and quality of the food produced by these certified sites. While having a HACCP plan may not […]

What is an SQF Audit? How Do I Pass an SQF Audit?

What is an SQF Audit How Do I Pass an SQF Audit

An SQF (Safe Quality Food) audit is a system of food safety requirements created and managed by the SQF Institute and is a Food Safety Management Certification program. SQF is used to control the food safety risks that inherently happen with various types of food processing, packaging, and storage.  There are many benefits that come […]

Why Should My Business Become GFSI Certified?

why should my business become GFSI Certified

As a food manufacturer, you know that food safety is a top priority. The consequences of not following food safety protocols can be severe, including product recalls, lawsuits, damage to your brand’s reputation and harm to the end consumer. That’s why it’s a great idea to have your business become GFSI certified.  One of the […]

What is GFSI Certification?

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?

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?

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?

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).  […]