Read more on SCFR (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations) – An Overview
TagsRegulatory Changes

SCFR (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations) – An Overview

As mentioned in a previous post (see Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan – Latest developments), the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are designed to strengthen food safety in Canada. The proposed regulations consist of 4 key elements: Licensing, Preventive Controls, Traceability and Preventive Control Plans (PCP). A public consultation is currently under...

Read more on US FOOD IMPORTERS – Are You Ready?
TagsFood Safety, Importers, News, Regulatory Changes

US FOOD IMPORTERS – Are You Ready?

Are you a US Food Importer who requires assistance with the development & implementation of a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) under FSMA? The new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that US importers be responsible for the safety of imported food products. Under the new FSVP – Foreign Supplier Verification Program – requirements, US importers must ensure…

Read more on Implementing SQF 8.0 Systems – Effective CAPA and Root Cause Analysis
TagsNews, Regulatory Changes

Implementing SQF 8.0 Systems – Effective CAPA and Root Cause Analysis

Corrective Action and Preventive Action (“CAPA” for short) has always been a best practice requirement in the manufacturing sector. In the food industry, corrective action may not have been as vigorously enforced as in other regulated industries.1 Borrowing from the tenets of ISO business standards, the most advanced food safety quality management systems such...

Read more on What is your PCQI training strategy?
TagsFood Safety, News

What is your PCQI training strategy?

The US Congress passed FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) on December 20th, 2010 and President Obama signed it into law on January 4th, 2011. Implementing Preventive Controls for Food Safety Section 103 of the act is about implementing Preventive Controls for food safety. The “rule” ---cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule (“PCHF” rule, 21 CFR Parts 1, 16, 106, 110, 114, 114. 117, 120, 123,129, 179 and 211) --- requires registered facilities, unless exempt, to: Have a written food safety plan Perform a hazard analysis…

Read more on How to develop an effective internal audit program to meet SQF requirements
TagsFood Safety

How to develop an effective internal audit program to meet SQF requirements

The SQF code requires that an internal audit program be developed and implemented. An internal audit procedure must therefore be created identifying the scope and frequency of the audits as well as assigned responsibilities. The procedure must reference an internal audit schedule which is approved by the senior site manager, who provides support and resources…

Read more on When to pitch the potato salad
TagsNews

When to pitch the potato salad

In Southern BC, we can take our fridges for granted—well, most of the time. There are times when weather, wildlife and wear can take a toll on the 7,200 kilometres of poles and wires we maintain, so it’s important to be prepared for unexpected power outages.