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What are the Benefits of Obtaining GFSI Certification?

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 10:16:00 AM

The advantages of becoming certified in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme span far and wide for food and beverage companies. Not only can maintaining GFSI compliance boost your company’s performance, but the initiative also benefits consumers and the food system as a whole. Here are just a few of the most noteworthy ways in which your company can benefit from GFSI certification.

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Topics: GFSI, Compliance, Profitability

5 Challenges of Meeting GFSI Compliance Standards

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 5:50:00 AM

While Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification has far-reaching benefits for food manufacturers and processors, aligning your entire food safety management program with rigorous GFSI compliance standards can be challenging. Whether you’re considering certification for your facility or you’re simply looking to brush up on some best practices, here are the five most noteworthy challenges of GFSI compliance to consider.

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Topics: GFSI, Quality, Compliance, Supply Chain

Cannabis Edibles and the Evolving Compliance Landscape – How Technology Can Help

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 12:02:31 PM

Blog post courtesy of Eric Hansen, Director of Technical Solutions, SafetyChain Software.

The Food and Drug Administration does not currently recognize cannabis as legal, so no federal standard exists for regulation of cannabis edibles. And yet, it is safe to assume that if you are running a cannabis edibles operation, your business will be subject to regulation sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Compliance, GFSI, Supply Chain

How Does Food Safety Technology Support GFSI Management?

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 9:40:00 AM

GFSI certification helps companies achieve better food safety outcomes, and it can also boost competitiveness and support better overall performance. Yet, effective GFSI management poses certain obstacles for food and beverage companies, such as achieving ongoing compliance and being audit-ready on demand – using only the existing resources they have at their disposal. With automated tools and powerful analytics, food safety technology can help.

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Topics: GFSI, Analytics, Productivity

4 Ways to Leverage Food Safety Technology to Manage GFSI Requirements

Posted on Sep 26, 2018 9:07:00 AM

GFSI certification can help your company improve its food safety and quality outcomes, secure a competitive place in the market, and maintain a positive brand reputation. Yet, effectively managing GFSI requirements using your company’s existing resources can add new challenges. To combat these challenges, many companies are implementing food safety technology.

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Topics: GFSI, Supply Chain, Audit

SQF, GMP, and Analytics: How They Work Together

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 11:00:21 AM

SQF, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and analytics are tied together in ways in which companies are becoming more aware. But for many food manufacturers, how they are linked is unclear. Here, we demystify the connection by breaking down the individual components.

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Topics: GFSI, Safety, Analytics

A Guide to GFSI Compliance and Certification

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 10:04:16 AM

The Global Food Safety Initiative, or GFSI, represents the work of a private, collaborative organization overseen by the Consumer Goods Forum. Its purpose is to maintain a scheme for benchmarking food safety standards for manufacturers and farmers. While becoming GFSI certified is a voluntary practice, many food and beverage companies seek the accreditation as a demonstration of their commitment to proactive risk mitigation. GFSI schemes are a universally-recognized standard by which food companies are judged for food safety during third-party inspections.

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Topics: GFSI

Why Using Paper-Based Systems for Tracking SQF Quality Metrics Won’t Work

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Food and beverage companies that are SQF certified must maintain up-to-date, legible records for their food safety programs. When the quality element is introduced, recordkeeping requirements become even more robust. If your facility is certified in the SQF quality code, using a cloud-based quality management system is the best way to maintain compliance and achieve better quality outcomes.

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Topics: GFSI, Analytics, Quality

4 Steps for Developing an Allergen Program SOP

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 2:31:00 PM

Many food companies are required by regulation, customer requirements, or their GFSI scheme to develop an allergen program SOP. With more than 15 million people having food allergies in the U.S. alone, it is more important than ever for the food industry to proactively address risks. Below is a brief guide for developing plans and procedures to minimize allergen-related risks in your facility.

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Topics: Compliance, GFSI, Safety, Analytics

Using SQF Analytics to Support Compliance

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 9:08:00 AM

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) code is the most popular GFSI scheme in North America. Becoming certified helps food manufacturing and processing facilities stay competitive, as the code requires covered sites to implement and follow stringent food safety processes. It also has a voluntary quality element, which further supports strong outcomes in food companies. Yet, complying with the code is not a simple feat. For this reason, many facilities deploy SQF analytics to make GFSI compliance faster, easier, and more effective than ever.

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Topics: GFSI, Compliance, Analytics

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