Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

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
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

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