Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

In honor of the first inaugural World Food Safety Day, we wanted to reflect on the current challenges facing the food safety industry and a couple of things that make
By: Joseph Nicholl When submitting a sample for testing which option should you choose: Listeria spp. or Listeria monocytogenes? That is a good question. One is very broad (Listeria spp.)
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By Abbie Llanes You have just been audited, by a customer or by a third-party, and are now facing a Corrective Action Request (CAR). What is a Corrective Action Request?
Let’s face it, all of our food comes from farms. When it comes to plant-based food there’s always a grower (or many growers!) involved.  Here at Safe Food Alliance, we
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Almond Board 5/8 CASP In the Orchard Workshop – Integrated Pest Management – Madera – View agenda here. RSVP to Ann Friedrich at For more information: Ashley Correia –
The FDA has issued an announcement regarding the timing of facility inspections for the last of the FSMA rules that many companies in the food supply chain will have to
Dear Safe Food Alliance Family, Thank you for your support in joining us in the beautiful city of Monterey from April 1 -4 for the 2019 Safe Food California conference.
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Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors! Safe Food California could not take place without your support and dedication to food safety and the food industry. This conference acts
On March 5th, 2019, the FDA announced the release of an additional FSMA draft guidance – this time related to its Intentional Adulteration rule. Processors need to be paying attention.
The FDA has announced that an additional 2 year extension has been made final to the Produce Safety Rule. This extension is good news for the grower community. For those

March Industry Updates

Almond Alliance of California 4/30 Almond Alliance 38th Annual Convention The Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way Napa, 94558 United States Almond Board 4/10 CASP In the Orchard Workshop

Global E.Coli Outbreaks

The impact of an E. coli outbreak is far-reaching. It spreads through the entire supply chain, leaving consumers, farmers, and retailers in a bind. Losing 45% of your sales overnight
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Did you know that in 2018 there were about 6000 SQF audits globally? When I read that, I was struck by how many sites are audited to the standard. You
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While every food manufacturing site, big or small, needs to develop strong food safety systems, not every site is ready to meet the full requirements of a GFSI certification audit.
Almond Alliance of California Almond Alliance 38th Annual Convention APRIL 30 – MAY 2 The Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way Napa, 94558 United States American Pistachio Growers Heat
If you farm produce in California, you may have received a letter this week from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The letter, mailed to thousands of produce
Each year roughly 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses according to the CDC. As our food supply becomes progressively more globalized, the
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Salmonella – we all know its bad for us but why? What is it? Where does it come from? Why should we care? Does my company have a plan in
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Every day, Farmers are being asked to do more with less, and to do it faster, safer, with fewer people, and for less money. If you look at these problems
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An Article by the Acheson Group “The way we do things around here” – that is the favorite definition of food safety culture for Frank Yiannas, former Vice-President of Food

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