Getting Started with GFSI: The Roadmap to GFSI Certification

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
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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