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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…

Read more on SFCR Compliance – Food Safety Funding Now Available In BC
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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.…

Read more on Consumer Research & You: Wine Industry Help from Sirocco Insights
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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,…

Read more on Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)
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Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)

Continuous improvement is a requirement of SQF and all food safety quality management systems. When demonstrating process improvements, the CAPA process is followed. This is a diagnostic procedure aimed at identifying the root cause(s) of system non-conformities. The objective of a CAPA investigation is the development and implementation of an action plan designed to prevent…

Read more on Safe Food for Canadian Regulations: Developing Your Preventive Control Plan
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Safe Food for Canadian Regulations: Developing Your Preventive Control Plan

UPDATE: It was just announced that the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will come into force on January 15, 2019. Are you up-to-date on the new Canadian Food Safety regulations? Implementation timetables for food manufacturers (including alcoholic beverages) and food importers can be found here.    Some businesses listed under “All Other Foods” (this category may…

Read more on An Update on the New SQF Code 8.0 Manufacturing Food Safety Certification
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An Update on the New SQF Code 8.0 Manufacturing Food Safety Certification

  The SQF Institute rolled out an updated SQF certification scheme in July 2017. Suppliers wishing to retain their SQF food safety certificate in 2018 were first audited against the revised standard on January 1, 2018. SQF professionals who attended the SQFI Professional Update last July got a chance to receive up-to-date information on the…