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 […]

What is Validation in a HACCP Plan?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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 […]

Food Safety Software for Food Recall Management

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An important part of FSMA, FSMA rule 204, and food safety management is the ability to easily prepare for mock and real-life food recalls.  FoodReady is a food safety software solution for all sizes of food businesses. With FoodReady, you can manage your preventive controls, track critical control points (CCPs), and even run mock recalls […]

What is a HACCP plan? Why do you need one?

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A HACCP plan is a system for identifying, monitoring and controlling hazards that could cause foodborne illness. A well written and tested plan helps companies understand, control and reduce the risk of food safety hazards in their business. What is HACCP? HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. A HACCP plan is a […]

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 […]

FDA Ushers in a “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”

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Because I work for FoodReady.ai, I took a special interest in this webinar and packet released by the FDA in December of 2021. This information is part of new streamlining and accountability added to the FDA’s plans to keep our nation’s food supply safe. The FDA is emphasizing a need for food safety software implementation, […]

Environmental Monitoring in Food Safety

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At FoodReady food safety software and consulting we get many emails asking about environmental monitoring, what it is and how we can help food businesses perform environmental monitoring. Lucky for you, FoodReady is coming out with an Environmental Monitoring App to help you with these tasks. I will be writing a more in-depth article regarding our Environmental […]