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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]