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Read more on SQF Edition 9 – Are You Ready for Your Next Audit?
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SQF Edition 9 – Are You Ready for Your Next Audit?

Why SQF? SQF is a food safety certification standard managed and controlled by the SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute). Worldwide Recognition. Promotes Confidence in Food Safety & Quality. Current SQF Code, Key Changes and Updates The SQF codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain.…

Read more on How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?
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How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?

As food manufacturers are actively implementing the SQF code Edition 9, here is a review of the most important changes and how to prepare for them. Most of the key changes concern the certification process and the system element requirements which are common to all certified facilities. As the resident SQF practitioner(s) for your business,…

Read more on FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)
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FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)

The goal of an Environmental Monitoring Program, or EMP, is to reduce food safety risks by testing the food processing environment for harmful bacterial contaminants. Such a program aims to identify pathogen “niches” (harbourage sites) as well as cross-contamination points. It is a critical activity that is used to verify food safety plans, sanitation practices…

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 An Update on the New SQF Code 8.0 Manufacturing Food Safety Certification
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An Update on the New SQF Code 8.0 Manufacturing Food Safety Certification

  The SQF Institute rolled out an updated SQF certification scheme in July 2017. Suppliers wishing to retain their SQF food safety certificate in 2018 were first audited against the revised standard on January 1, 2018. SQF professionals who attended the SQFI Professional Update last July got a chance to receive up-to-date information on the…

Read more on Automate Supplier Approvals to Meet FDA FSVP Requirements
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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…