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Hazards and Risk Assessments | Part 2

By Mike Morrison on 02 October 2017

This article is the second in a series on Hazard and Risk Assessments, and addresses the requirements of a contractor’s Health and Safety file, which is legally required when a contractor works on a customer’s site.

Raw Materials: Raw Materials: Selection, Specifications, and Certificate of Analysis Part 4

By Quality Assurance & Food Safety Mag on 27 September 2017

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

Hazards and Risk Assessments | Part 1

By Mike Morrison on 24 September 2017

This article addresses the requirements of a contractor’s Health and Safety file, which is legally required when a contractor works on a customer’s site. I will describe the Hazard and Risk Assessment process, but you can use the same format for the Environmental Aspects and ...

Does the food industry need ISO 9001?

By Linda Jackson on 22 August 2017

Why do we need ISO 9001? Doesn’t FSSC 22000 replace ISO 9001 in the food industry? Why do I need to maintain two certifications? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this article discusses the answers.

Protecting your maintenance crew in a food facility

By Linda Jackson on 21 August 2017

Maintenance is a workplace activities that can affect health and safety not only of the workers directly involved, but also of other workers if safe procedures are not followed. When we consider health and safety hazards in a food facility we often only think about the production

Raw Materials: Raw Materials: Selection, Specifications, and Certificate of Analysis Part 3

By Quality Assurance & Food Safety Mag on 17 August 2017

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

Cleaning chemicals safety checklist - avoiding accidents

By Linda Jackson on 16 August 2017

Looking for a safety checklist for cleaning chemicals, that will help you and your staff handle them safely to avoid unnecessary accidents? This will help.

Interview questions for your pest control provider

By Linda Jackson on 14 August 2017

Engaging with a pest control provider is the same as engaging with any other professional service provider. You need to do your homework. Don’t rush into it. Ask a few companies for information and check out trade references.Your checklist should include the following considerati

Using technology as your due diligence defence

By Linda Jackson on 02 August 2017

It only takes one slip to cause a food safety problem and your ability to show you’ve done everything within your power to be safe may be your only defence. Using technology can be a cost-effective solution to ensure you have all the right records to prove due diligence

Hepatitis A and the Food Industry

By Linda Jackson on 28 July 2017

Frozen tuna recalled due to hepatitis A | Another frozen berry recall over Hepatitis A fear | Scallops recalled after hundreds of people contract hepatitis A. Alarming headlines like these are a stark reminder of the need for an international focus on this preventable disease

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