Do You Need GFSI to Sell Pet Food at Walmart?

Do you want to get your dog food, cat food, dog treats, or cat treats sold at Walmart? Let’s pretend Walmart wants to sell your dog or cat food at their stores. Besides having a good product, what do you need to get your pet food on their shelves? You need to make sure your […]

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 […]

What is a BRC audit? How to pass a BRC audit?

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 […]

What are TCS Foods?

What are TCS Foods? Or Why Time and Temperature Controls are Important for Food Safety By Luke Duffy Foods that grow bacteria and pathogens quickly and easily and require Time and Temperature Controls to prevent spoilage and contamination are known in the food safety business as TCS foods. They are also known as Potentially Hazardous Foods […]