Document, document, document! If it is not documented, it is not done!

There are several key reasons why documentation is essential. Well-written programs help to ensure continuity of best practices, which in turn, lead to a safe and consistent product. In addition, accurate and complete records will help to demonstrate compliance with[…..]

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Conducting a Risk Assessment to Assess Your Environmental Needs

With the release of the SQF Code Edition 8, we made some important changes to strengthen and improve our program.  One of the major changes we made was to the environmental monitoring requirement.  In our May Newsletter, we explore the[…..]

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The Plan is Always Progress and Continuous Improvement

The Plan is Always Progress and Continuous Improvement At SQFI our mission and vision of protecting the food supply chain from farm to fork is again exemplified with the addition of our NEW SQF Food Safety Fundamentals programs.   In this[…..]

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The phrase “fake it ’till you make it” should hold no place in the food industry

Food fraud costs the global food industry approximately $49 billion per year. But what is food fraud and how can you protect your business from it? Food fraud is a collective term encompassing the intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation[…..]

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Using Teamwork to Achieve the Gold Standards of Food Safety

Putting together a successful food safety and quality program can seem like you’re preparing for the Olympics.  It takes commitment, dedication, resources and skills.  Whether you’re training for an individual or a team sport in the Olympics, there are multiple[…..]

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New year, new you! What are your Resolutions?

It’s 2018…and we’d like to take this opportunity to officially wish all of our stakeholders a Happy and Prosperous New Year! It’s a new year…this is a perfect time for a fresh start and to reset some habits and behaviors[…..]

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Don’t Count the Days – Make the Days Count

Food safety has always been a passion and concern of the professionals whose jobs center on the protection of the food manufactured or grown for consumer consumption. As we reflect on our experiences from this past year, we wanted to[…..]

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Food Safety Has No Borders

With the 2017 SQF International Conference right around the corner this is a good time to reflect on the fact that food safety has no borders.  In today’s world people are migrating rapidly, requiring more diverse products in their diet,[…..]

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“Audit Ready All the Time” – What it means to become an SQF Select Site

It’s essential to be audit ready. Hence the phrase: “Being audit ready all the time.” In fact, good food safety and quality practices should be adhered to and practiced on a consistent basis. Not just when your auditor or inspector[…..]

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How to Send the Message you are Committed to Food Safety and Quality

In the latest report of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017, when asked the question: Where do shoppers believe food safety problems are most likely to occur along the supply chain, 49% of consumers believe that[…..]

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