Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

March 17, 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to communicate FDA’s intention to temporarily not enforce supplier verification onsite audit requirements for receiving facilities and importers under the  FDA
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In the wake of the current COVID-19 virus outbreak and response measures being implemented globally, Safe Food Alliance felt it was important to do our part in supporting the food
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Statement From:Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration Stephen M. Hahn M.D. Today, we are providing an update on the status of U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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This update was originally posted by the Consumer Goods Forum on March 16, 2020. The original post can be accessed here The GFSI team and Board are monitoring the Covid-19 situation on
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This update was originally posted by BRCGS on March 12, 2020. The original post can be accessed here Important update: Due to restrictions in movement within some regions imposed by governments and site biosecurity
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This update was originally posted by the SQF Institute on March 6, 2020. The original post can be accessed here Dear SQF Stakeholder: We are deeply concerned by the impact
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Sacramento, CA – On April 6 the period of comment on the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods Proposed Rule ends. Although this specific rule sounds like it does not
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Understanding each new piece of the Food Safety Modernization Act can be challenging and time-consuming. With these worksheets, you will be able to begin the process of implementing the Intentional
In the third piece of the GMP Checklist Template Series, we focus on training, education, allergens, and traceability. In order to be in compliance with FSMA, all registered processors need
This article was submitted by our friend Zach Sheely – President of Agworld As we are entering a new decade, and Agworld is entering into its 10th year of conducting

Sanitation Templates

Whether you are a small or large food manufacturer, sanitation is always an important Good Manufacturing Practice to pay attention to. But what is the best way to do that?
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We can all agree that handwashing is important. We know that washing your hands prevents you from getting sick, helps prevent the spread of germs, and helps keep our food
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Top 6 Sanitation Non-Conformities

Food processing facilities know that a good sanitation program is essential to food safety. But, it can be easy to miss crucial considerations when developing sanitation policies. As an auditor,
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In order to be in compliance with FSMA, all registered processors need to comply with GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). To help ensure your GMPs are up to speed, we have
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Dear DFA of California, Safe Food Alliance, and Safe Food Certification members, customers, business associates, and employees, On December 20, 2019, I will officially retire from my position as President/CEO.
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This month, we begin the Good Manufacturing Practices Template Series. Over the next few months, we will be publishing templates to help you validate the GMPs you have in place
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Need help understanding SQF Certification? Get the full guide on how to properly achieve it! This guide includes: An introduction to SQF An overview of the process Specific links to
If you conduct an annual GFSI audit in your facility or are preparing for such an audit, you already know the stakes. You work all year to uphold your chosen
In recent years you’ve almost certainly heard the term “food safety culture” used. The only caveat, however, is that for many of us, it’s not clear how the term applies
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Every day, people struggle to understand how exactly to handle pesticides. Let us help you. The Managing Pests and Pesticides Infographic covers everything from storage and disposal to planing your

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