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Introduction to Sensory Science

What is sensory science? According to the Institute of Food Technologists1 (1975), sensory science is “the scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyze, and interpret those reactions to characteristics of foods and materials as perceived through the sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.”  Koehl et al. (2007) offered an alternative definition: “Under predefined…

Read more on FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)
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FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)

The goal of an Environmental Monitoring Program, or EMP, is to reduce food safety risks by testing the food processing environment for harmful bacterial contaminants. Such a program aims to identify pathogen “niches” (harbourage sites) as well as cross-contamination points. It is a critical activity that is used to verify food safety plans, sanitation practices…

Read more on SQF Food Safety Code Update: v8.1 to be Implemented September 2nd, 2019
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SQF Food Safety Code Update: v8.1 to be Implemented September 2nd, 2019

NEWS UPDATE: * Edition 8.0 Audits will continue to be in effect until September 30, 2019. ** From October 01 on, audits will be conducted under the SQF Code, Edition 8.1 Learn more at sqfi.com SQF Institute Professional Update SQFI just announced in their July newsletter that the SQF Food Safety Code Manufacturing version 8.1…

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Consumer Insights: Wine Sensory Symposium

Blog post contributed by Wine Researcher Darcen Esau from Terroir Wine Consulting A sold-out crowd attended the inaugural Sensory Symposium, sponsored by Okanagan College, and created by Terroir Consulting, Silk & Coupe, and Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting. This unique one-day event included three sessions where attendees listened to winemakers discuss hot topics in the…

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FSMA FSVP and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Free Food Import Seminar – Are You compliant? Vancouver, BC, Canada – June 5th, 2019 1:30PM to 5PM Limited seats available Priority seating will be given to attendees who register for 1.5 day FSVP Training (June 4-5, 2019) Event Details Time and place: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm on June 5th 2019, Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport- Richmond…

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SFCR Compliance – Food Safety Funding Now Available In BC

The Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019.1  The new food safety regulations target food for human consumption including ingredients. Requirements are established for food that is imported, exported, or traded between Canadian provinces and territories. Other requirements pertaining to food traceability, labelling and advertising also apply to…

Read more on Is Your Food Manufacturing or Storage Facility Compliant with FSMA? You Should Consider SQF Certification
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Is Your Food Manufacturing or Storage Facility Compliant with FSMA? You Should Consider SQF Certification

The global food certification market was estimated at USD 8.45 billion in 2017. It is projected to reach USD 11.45 billion by 2023. Food certification is a process that allows a business to demonstrate compliance to food safety and quality standards. Certification is achieved through independent and reliable third-party audits of manufacturing or storage sites.…

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Consumer Research & You: Wine Industry Help from Sirocco Insights

Last month, Sirocco food and wine consulting launched Sirocco Insights, a new consumer behaviour and trends research service, to help wineries and wine retailers collect reliable consumer preference data and effectively engage their customer base. Why Consumer Research? The United States consumes more wine in total than any other country according to the Wine Institute,…