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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…

Read more on Consumer Insights: Wine Sensory Symposium
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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…

Read more on FSMA FSVP and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
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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 Sensory Evaluation for Quality Control
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Sensory Evaluation for Quality Control

A look into sensory evaluation methods for the quality control of food and beverages. The sensory quality of food and beverages is an important aspect of overall quality. Sensory science ensures products meet quality specifications and customer expectations. Fraud management, product development, product identity-preservation and consumer insight are among the applications of sensory analysis. The…

Read more on Karine Lawrence to Teach Okanagan College Wine Course
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Karine Lawrence to Teach Okanagan College Wine Course

Karine Lawrence, Sirocco Principal, has been working for the Canadian and US wine and food industry for over sixteen years. Now, she's sharing her extensive working knowledge with aspiring winery assistant students at Okanagan College's Penticton campus. Karine will be co-teaching one module of the Winery Assistant Certificate Program: WINE24, Quality Control and Public Relations. This…