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5 Free Resources for Food Defense Training

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 11:41:40 AM

The Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires every employee of facilities that fall under it to receive food defense training. Additionally, a Food Defense Qualified Individual (FDQI) must also be appointed to oversee certain activities, such as the creation and implementation of a Food Defense Plan. If your facility has yet to pursue food defense training, be sure to explore the following free resources for food defense training soon.

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What Is FDQI and How Do I Become FDQI Certified?

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 11:36:13 AM

FDQI stands for Food Defense Qualified Individual. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule set forth by the FDA, food companies that fall under the rule’s governance must appoint an FDQI. Here, we explore what that means for your company and how you can ensure you have a FDQI in place to achieve compliance.

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FSMA Friday - May 2019: IA Rule Summary and Options for Writing a Food Defense Plan

Posted on Jun 6, 2019 8:53:25 AM

As we head into summer, a primary focus for large food and beverage companies is the FSMA Food Defense Plan, which must be written by July 26, 2019. Find a high-level overview of what you need to know about Food Defense Plans and the IA Rule below.

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Topics: Compliance

Six Questions IT Managers Should Ask When Choosing FSQA Software

Posted on Jun 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to choosing food safety and quality assurance software, it’s important to know that no two software solutions are the same. We’ve assembled a list of top questions asked by seasoned IT professionals from some of the leading food companies in North America. To make it easy to identify the best FSQA software solution for your plant and compare solutions, be sure to ask the following:

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Topics: Safety, Technology

How I.T. Departments Are Helping FSQA Leaders Transform Operations

Posted on Jun 5, 2019 2:45:51 PM

The role that technology leaders hold in F&B operations is changing. Here’s why, and what it means for IT and the future of food companies.

Trend: IT Is Now Innovating Operations

IT’s role in food manufacturing companies has always been critical, but not always directly connected to operational strategy. Even though IT leaders and managers are highly-valued and skilled problem-solvers, their roles in the past have often been tied to business infrastructure. But now, the emergence of technology in food safety, compliance, and operations is changing that. A new, innovative trend is connecting IT and FSQA leaders as they work together to completely transform their operations with technology.

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Topics: Safety, Food&Beverage, Technology

Top 10 Industry Articles on Food Safety & Quality – May 2019

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 11:03:36 AM

 

Check out our favorite articles on food quality and safety from May 2019!

Each month, we follow the latest trends and news in food safety and quality to bring you insights and updates from thought leaders in the food and beverage industry. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite articles and blog posts from around the web in May 2019.

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Topics: Safety, Quality

Continuous Improvement Is Not Just for Manufacturers

Posted on May 24, 2019 6:16:05 PM

SafetyChain Consistently Delivers Increasing Value to Its Customers with a Strong Pipeline of New Features

What do Direct Observation, PIN Verification, and Task Scheduling all have in common? They were all included in our late May, 2019 release for the purpose of making your day a whole lot easier. 

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Important KPIs Your Food Plant Might Be Missing

Posted on May 23, 2019 6:56:42 PM

On paper, “operational excellence” sounds great. Certainly, it’s something food and beverage manufacturers strive for, but how is it quantified, then achieved? To effectively spur continuous improvement in your facility, you must start with a clear, defined path and have a system in place to measure results. At the heart of that system are your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

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Topics: Analytics

SafetyChain Answers the FDA’s Call For a New Era of Food Safety

Posted on May 3, 2019 3:28:10 PM

This week, the FDA issued a statement calling for “a new era of smarter food safety” detailing how technology will play a key role in supporting the safe food initiatives set forth by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Issued by Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas, the statement could not have come at a more appropriate time.

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Topics: Safety, fsma

Top 10 Industry Articles on Food Safety & Quality – April 2019

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 6:39:14 PM

 

Check out our favorite articles on food quality and safety from April 2019!

Each month, we follow the latest trends and news in food safety and quality to bring you insights and updates from thought leaders in the food and beverage industry. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite articles and blog posts from around the web in April 2019.

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Topics: Safety, Quality

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