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 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 […]

FSMA Proposes New Rule for Food Traceability

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 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 […]