Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

An MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) or a food tolerance, as it is known in the USA, is the maximum amount of a pesticide residue that can be found in or
If you are a farmer, manufacturer, or food producer, you probably have your product tested for pesticides. You take a sample, you send it in, and then you wait for

Pesticides 101

Pesticides can be confusing. Companies create new ones every day, the rules are ever-changing, and to top it all off, every country has its own set of standards. How can
Safe Food California is thrilled to announce the 2020 academy courses. These courses round out the now complete offering for the Monday and Tuesday events at the conference. For the
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Does GFSI certification confuse you? Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification has started to become the industry standard for food processors. That doesn’t mean that all understand what the platform
“We will need a copy of your GFSI Audit Certificate for your file to continue doing business.” A communication like this is one that food processors and manufacturers are hearing
Written by Kim Ray and Sam Greenlee Do you know what fees are included in your Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit program? Is your company new to the world
So you’ve started the process of becoming GFSI certified. You’ve chosen your platform and taken the training course. Now you are setting up your system and realize that you need
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Safe Food Alliance is happy to announce the Safe Food California 2020 all-day workshops. For the 2020 conference which takes place March 30-April 2, 2020, Safe Food Alliance focused on
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One of the most common gaps identified in GFSI audits and one of the most preventable is when a new edition of the SQF standard is issued, and companies don’t
Wow, there are so many audit schemes out there these days. I know what you are thinking, “Why would a company even submit themselves to an audit?” Reality is that
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It isn’t often that issues of food safety go viral on social media, but in early July the stomachs of the nation collectively turned after learning about the #IceCreamChallenge. Understanding
Safe Food Alliance would like to give a heartfelt congratulations to Blue Diamond Growers -Salida for becoming the 2019 Pinnacle Club “Plant of the Year”! Thank you for your unwavering
 The INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has elected Australian Mr. Michael Waring, Chairman for the next four years. Waring succeeds Mr. Mark Mariani, Executive Chairman of Mariani Packing
Written by Katie Edwards With the busy season for Central Valley agriculture just around the corner, it’s essential to keep in mind some key concepts to help you keep your
Blockchain Fundamentals The easiest way to understand blockchain technology is to think of it as an electronic notary. A notary protects the integrity of a document by verifying the signer’s
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The need for a third party or contract laboratory is almost a must in today’s marketplace. The word laboratory, first used in the 1600’s, comes from the Latin laboratorium, aplace
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Written by Anila Mehmood As of April 2019, routine Produce Safety Rule inspections started on large farms, by CDFA if you are in California. Are you Ready? Before inspections began,
BRCGS has issued a new clause regarding Food Safety Culture Clause 1.1.2  This new clause Define and maintain a clear plan for the development and continuing improvement of food safety
Draft Concept Note from the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations On 7 June 2019, the world will celebrate the first ever World Food Safety Day, an international

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