Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

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
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 food safety plan in
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
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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
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
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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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April Industry Updates

Almond Board 5/8 CASP In the Orchard Workshop – Integrated Pest Management – Madera – View agenda here. RSVP to Ann Friedrich at afriedrich@almondboard.com 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
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