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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) issues the first edition of its Food Safety Auditor Competencies on its website. Available for download, the framework is the culmination of three years of work by the multidisciplinary GFSI Auditor Competence Working Group, mandated to define generic food-safety auditor competencies underpinning GFSI benchmarked schemes, and the mechanisms by which they can be assessed and verified.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now accepting comments on the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Human and Animals” and “Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications” rules until Jan. 27, 2014.
IDDBA, IDFA and GS1 US issue new traceability implementation guideline for dairy, deli and bakery industries
The Traceability for Dairy, Deli & Bakery US Implementation Guideline was developed in collaboration with the food industry to offer best practices for improving traceability and food safety.
In bakeries and snack plants, packaging operations are becoming more automated, sophisticated and complex due to new food-safety regulations. We uncover a few advances in metal detection and x-ray technology that are helping to facilitate these food producers’ inspection/detection processes.
On Sept. 26, the two owners of Jensen Farms, were arrested for shipping adulterated food in 2011. The charge was shipping contaminated cantaloupe, which resulted in the death of 33 people and sickened 147 people. The two brothers were arrested on misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into commerce.
From humble beginnings 40+ years ago in a small bakery near Boston to a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant today in Chelsea, Mass., outfitted with four production lines, Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. now generates more than 100,000 cannoli shells each day. The more spacious plant is also allowing the bakery to significantly increase its capacity.
Attendees can now take advantage of additional savings and discounted registration packages for the 2014 Food Safety Summit, to be held April 8-10 in Baltimore.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association releases the prepared foods portion of the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY educational program taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place from Nov. 3-6.
Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.Read More
On-Demand: Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.Read More
On-Demand: SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.Read More