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Raw Materials: Selection, Specifications, Certificate of Analysis Part 1
Raw materials (ingredients, processing aids, and packaging materials) are the foundation of finished food products. As such, they must meet regulatory requirements (safe and legal for your intended use) and your specifications (contribute to the functionality and quality of your
What are Ten Common Ways to Improve Your QMS
For any QMS to improve, it is essential that everyone is committed to seeking problems, evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of processes and implementing better and improved ideas. Management should be the first to make this commitment and if management “walks the talk” then
What should a Quality Control Manager be doing?
A recent discussion prompted a thorough investigation of the differences between quality control and quality assurance. According to the American Society for Quality, Quality assurance and quality control are two aspects of quality management
Exploring Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Quality Control and Quality Assurance are both aspects of an organization’s quality management system (QMS), and even though they are closely related concepts, they are different in many ways. Understanding their differences is fundamental for any organization to effectively mana
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 4)
Most people take water for granted. But it is a valuable asset, particularly within the food processing industry and Part 4 of this article considers how to interpret your water quality results
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 3)
How ice is manufactured, stored and used is another issue that should be part of a processor’s water management program. There is a sense that plant workers and their managers believe that frozen water cannot be a source of contamination.
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 2)
Most people take water for granted. In the United States, Japan and in Western Europe, all that an individual needs to do is turn on the tap at any time in the day or night to get clean, potable water. Part 2 of this article considers the uses of water.
Top Five Tips to Ensure Effective Procedures in Your QMS
The ISO 9001 quality management system requires for organizations to write different procedures to prevent non-conformances and to guaranty that specific jobs and processes are carried out correctly. Here are some tips for writing effective procedures
Exploring Lean Systems in an ISO 9001 Management System
One of the main objectives of an ISO 9001 management system is “continuous improvement”; however ISO 9001 provides little information on how organizations can reach and maintain it. In this specific aspect is where a lean system will provide the biggest benefit to any quality man
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 1)
Most people take water for granted. In the United States, Japan and in Western Europe, all that an individual needs to do is turn on the tap at any time in the day or night to get clean, potable water. Water is used for drinking, cooking, washing and myriad other tasks.
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