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 […]

Which Food Products Fall Under USDA Jurisdiction?

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Here at FoodReady food safety software we get a lot of requests for businesses to prepare for USDA approval. And we also get asked if people’s products should be approved or certified by the USDA or the FDA.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for the safety and integrity of meat, poultry and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]