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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Adulteration Last February, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) released the third and last installment of the draft guidance for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule.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…

Read more on Support Local by Drinking Local Wine: Sensory Symposium Salon Series
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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…

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.…