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Features: Third-Party Auditors Rule: Are You Left Out of the Reporting Loop?

In addition to direct reporting, the FDA’s proposed rule would require auditors to report to the FDA before they report to the facilities

Features: Food Allergies on the Rise

Allergens--the challenge for business and the opportunity to build trust

Features: Handy Contract Labs: Not Just For Testing Anymore

Contract labs serve as multifaceted verification tools, technical resources, and partners in the quality and food safety management system  

Features: Specialized Materials Analysis Training

Specialized materials analysis training programs can meet the requirements for possible forthcoming FDA training mandates

Departments: GFSI Compliance and the Integrated Management System

The GFSI food safety standards have become so prevalent in the food and beverage industry that many major food chain stakeholders will only maintain a relationship with suppliers who are GFSI compliant. The standards serve as a “quality stamp” for these stakeholders. They are often the sign of a supplier who has made it a priority to incorporate quality initiatives into its processes, ensuring a product that is of the highest caliber of safety and quality.

Columns: Pump Up Your Prerequisite Programs

This column is the first of two parts. Part two, which will run in our June/July issue, will discuss understanding and applying effective tools to ensure that your prerequisite programs are well defined and effective.

Departments: A Formula For Flavor

Nearly all frozen bread dough products use chemicals like oxidizers, emulsifiers, and reducing agents to maintain strength after being frozen, thawed, and baked. The few frozen bread doughs that have been introduced with all natural ingredients have not been successful; consumers were not happy with product quality, and the doughs suffered from short frozen shelf life.

Departments: Create a “Closed Loop” to Ensure Quality

It was time for the plant’s yearly audit. The auditor was inspecting the plant along with the sanitation manager. After they were done with the walk-though, they went to the sanitation manager’s office to review the records.

Departments: Effective Audits Not Just for the Big Boys

Success stories abound about quality assurance, food safety and sanitation at major companies like Jack in the Box, Tyson, General Mills and Darden.

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