A Guide to the Food Safety Modernization Act FSMA

As Director of Quality Assurance at FoodReady, I many times make site visits to our enterprise clients so I can prepare them for a safety certification or food safety audit, while there I am often asked the question – What is FSMA? Why is it necessary for our food supply?  FSMA is the federal Food […]

FDA Announces Food Safety Month

Hello, food safety enthusiasts! I am not sure if you know this, but September is National Food Safety Education Month here in the United States. Here at FoodReady food safety software and food safety consulting, our food safety consultants are super excited about this! We want everyone to have safe healthy food. Thank you, FDA, […]

How to Prepare for a Costco Audit

Wouldn’t it be great to get your food products into Costco? Costco has close to 800 stores and over 200 locations outside the United States. Costco is the third largest retailer in the United States and is still growing! Just think of the income, yikes! But getting your product into Costco can be difficult. After […]

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 […]

Is Having a HACCP Plan Mandatory or Voluntary?

Is Having a HACCP Plan a Voluntary Process or is it Mandatory? HACCP Plan Basics Do you ever wonder how a restaurant or food manufacturer keeps food safe to eat for their customers? They keep food safe because they follow a customized HACCP plan. Does the government mandate that a food business follow a HACCP […]

Environmental Monitoring in Food Safety

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 […]

FSMA Proposes New Rule for Food Traceability

There are additional food traceability requirements coming in November 2022. These requirements affect businesses that manufacture, pack, process or hold foods that the FDA has included on the Food Traceability List (FTL). As a business that works with foods on the traceability list, you must maintain records containing Key Data Elements (KDEs) that are associated […]