Global Food Safety Initiative: Over the last 17 years the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements have evolved considerably. As the food industry adapts and changes, we’re always looking to keep up to date and reflect best practices. If I had to sum up the key additions to this latest version in a few words, I’d say “improved auditor competency” and “covering the supply chain from farm to fork”.
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FoodSafetyTech: Your next audit is already on its way. Now that many regulatory bodies and certification agencies are no longer required to give you a heads-up about upcoming audits, it’s completely up to you to stay on top of compliance, recordkeeping, and a myriad of other tasks on a day-to-day basis.
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Food Engineering: Third-party auditors rarely come into food plants during night shifts, which really is a mistake, as this is when many conduct cleanup.
The Packer: Audit fatigue may be close to ending. Growers and packers participating in food safety training at the Florida Joint Tomato Conference heard some good news about the ending multiple audits.
International Food Safety and Quality Network: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) an industry-driven global collaborative platform to advance food safety and their GFSI Standards are something that is respected by those that work in the food industry. But even though they have the respect of many, it does not mean that their unannounced audits come welcomed. This web seminar to help you always be prepared for the surprise auditors and what you can do to have your food business maintain good food safety practices.
Food and Drink Manufacturing News: Unannounced hygiene audits of supermarkets? food and drink suppliers are becoming increasingly common, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Professor Chris Elliott, who carried out the investigation into the 2013 horsemeat contamination scandal.