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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…

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Automate Supplier Approvals to Meet FDA FSVP Requirements

Under FSMA, food importers are responsible for the safety of the food they bring into the country. FSVP or Foreign Supplier Verification Program protects the consumer from unsafe imported products. This is achieved by approving suppliers and their raw materials and taking corrective actions where applicable. Importers covered by the FSVP rule must verify that…

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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…

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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...

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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…