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Read more on Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)
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Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)

Continuous improvement is a requirement of SQF and all food safety quality management systems. When demonstrating process improvements, the CAPA process is followed. This is a diagnostic procedure aimed at identifying the root cause(s) of system non-conformities. The objective of a CAPA investigation is the development and implementation of an action plan designed to prevent…

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Safe Food for Canadian Regulations: Developing Your Preventive Control Plan

UPDATE: It was just announced that the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will come into force on January 15, 2019. Are you up-to-date on the new Canadian Food Safety regulations? Implementation timetables for food manufacturers (including alcoholic beverages) and food importers can be found here.    On Feb 21st, 2018, an official announcement was made that…

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 SCFR (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations) – An Overview
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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...