Read more on Food Defense and Safety: Keeping Food Manufacturing Plants Open While Aligning with the Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database (FDMSD)  
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Food Defense and Safety: Keeping Food Manufacturing Plants Open While Aligning with the Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database (FDMSD)  

Back in March, when many of us made the shift to working from home and social distancing, consumers rushed to the grocery stores and stocked up on food and essentials. With this surge in demand came increased pressure on food manufacturing plants to provide goods quickly and safely. But when it comes to safety protocols…

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The importance of Food Product Traceability

What is Traceability? The Codex Alimentarius Commission defines traceability as “the ability to follow the movement of a food through specified stage(s) of production, processing and distribution”.1 For the Canadian Food Inspection agency, traceability is the ability to follow an item or a group of items - be it animal, plant, food product or ingredient…

Read more on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements
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Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration Last February, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) released the third and last installment of the draft guidance for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The FSMA IA rule is aimed at identifying and controlling significant hazards intentionally…

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Support Local by Drinking Local Wine: Sensory Symposium Salon Series

  Contact Information Sirocco Consulting Karine Lawrence 778-821-1392 [email protected]   Release Date For Immediate Release   Support Local by Drinking Local Wine: Sensory Symposium Salon Series Did you know there are over 30 wineries in the lower mainland and more than 30 wineries scattered across the islands? That means there are over 60 local wineries right…

Read more on Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Compliance Date Looming – 15 July 2020 Deadline to develop and maintain your Preventive Control Plan (PCP)
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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Compliance Date Looming – 15 July 2020 Deadline to develop and maintain your Preventive Control Plan (PCP)

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations came into effect. The scope of the SFCR requirements is food that is imported, exported, and inter-provincially traded in Canada. Regulatory compliance with SFCR ensures that “anyone who is importing, exporting, manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, grading, packaging, or labelling food has not compromised…