What are the Benefits of BRC Certification?

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If you’re in the food industry, chances are that you’ve heard about BRC certification. But what does BRC stand for? What does it mean? Why should I have my company certified? These are all valid questions—and ones we’ll answer in this article. BRC was developed by the British Retail Consortium BRC was developed by the […]

FSMA Proposes New Rule for Food Traceability

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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 […]

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 […]

Is Having a HACCP Plan Mandatory or Voluntary?

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]