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Read more on What is Codex HACCP?
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What is Codex HACCP?

On September 25, 2020, the Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted the revised Code of Practice (General Principles of Food Hygiene and its HACCP annex). The Codex Alimentarius regroups internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, recommendations, and guidelines published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO). Generally referred to as “Codex HACCP”…

Read more on SQF Compliance: How Root Cause Analysis and CAPA Can Improve Your Certification Audit Scores
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SQF Compliance: How Root Cause Analysis and CAPA Can Improve Your Certification Audit Scores

Root cause analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) are known quality management processes that drive continuous improvement and help your site correct audit non-conformities. When deviations from SQF requirements are identified, a systematic process must be followed to determine the root cause of a deviation so that corrections can be applied to prevent…

Read more on [Updated] The New Generation of Paperless Food Safety Systems – Introducing Provision Software
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[Updated] The New Generation of Paperless Food Safety Systems – Introducing Provision Software

Food safety specialists working in the industry know that developing and maintaining a food safety management system requires a significant amount of administrative paperwork. With pressures to go paperless, coupled with increasing regulatory and industry requirements, more and more food manufacturers and importers are turning to computer software to manage food safety and automate document…

Read more on Sensory Profiling of Triple-SEC and Amaro Liqueurs Using Pivot® Profile Test
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Sensory Profiling of Triple-SEC and Amaro Liqueurs Using Pivot® Profile Test

Description of Project This project consisted of profiling four commercial orange liqueurs (Triple-sec and Amaro) and one prototype to capture qualitative and quantitative sensory descriptors. The R&D team was interested in locating a new product prototype in the sensory space for the Triple-sec/Amaro product category. Based on the sensory results, the prototype may be re-formulated…

Read more on How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?
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How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?

As food manufacturers are actively implementing the SQF code Edition 9, here is a review of the most important changes and how to prepare for them. Most of the key changes concern the certification process and the system element requirements which are common to all certified facilities. As the resident SQF practitioner(s) for your business,…