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 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 […]

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 […]

What are Critical Control Points in a HACCP Plan?

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HACCP stands for hazard analysis and critical control points. A food safety plan helps you identify potential hazards in your operation, determine the controls you need to prevent or minimize those hazards, and verify that those controls are working as intended. Using a HACCP plan makes it easier for your food business to identify, prevent […]