Food Safety Audits Needed to Sell at Whole Foods

Whole Foods grocery stores seem to be everywhere now. It’s no wonder most vendors want their food products to be sold at Whole Foods. Whole Foods is known for carrying high-quality food products and they want their vendors to supply their stores with safe food as well.  So, what food safety requirements do you need […]

Salmonella a Food Safety Bad Guy

Sometimes it’s more fun to learn about the villains of food safety – Listeria, E-coli, insects, metal shards, Botulism (this one is really scary), and of course Salmonella which is everybody’s favorite. Haha, just kidding. But Salmonella is probably the most well-known food toxin that many people have had experience with. (More about this later, but […]

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, […]

What is a GMP Certification and Audit?

Has a business such as Whole Foods, Costco, Publix, Kroger, Trader Joe’s or Aldi told you that you need a CGMP aka GMP  certification (Good Manufacturing Practices) before they will sell your product in their stores? GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices and is a set of standards and requirements set by the FDA that […]

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 […]