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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

How to Prepare for an SQF Audit

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Have you been wondering why you should have your food processing facility SQF certified and how to go about it? How important is record keeping and how will a digital food safety software system help you stay compliant with SQF? SQF certification can be a requirement for many food retailers. SQF is considered a higher […]

How Does FSMA Affect Food Packaging?

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The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act is changing how food processing companies and food packaging companies do business. What does this mean for your own food food safety process? The new law will require any business doing food packaging to implement a Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) system. This system is designed to […]