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Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: The What, Who, and How

FDA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) rule relies heavily on tasks performed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). This is a new term in the final rule as compared to just "Qualified Individual" in the...

Food Contact Packaging: Quality and Safety Considerations

As we all know, producing safe food is job number one in the food manufacturing industry. Food safety is critical to not only protect your customers, but also to gain trust from your customers and potential customers. This plays a major role in...

Testing New Ingredients with Your Current BRC HACCP Plan: What Do You Do?

HACCP’s principles are prevalent across all segments of food production and are primarily concerned with raw materials, products, and processes, and often are mandated by large brands to their suppliers, and suppliers’ suppliers. Additionally,...

Food Safety: Making an Impact Behind the Scenes

This interview was originally published by SmartBrief.

Wendy White had long been interested in the public health sector when she decided to pursue a career in food safety and quality.

As the director of corporate food safety and quality at Golden...

E.&J. Gallo Winery Talks Food Safety

This interview was originally published by SmartBrief.

Anne Kraus knows the importance of a good education.

Kraus, the VP of quality at E.&J. Gallo Winery, and the daughter of a university professor and a kindergarten teacher, believes that to...

The Impact of BRC Food 7

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 20,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited Certification Bodies. The BRC Food Safety...

It's Time for Proactive Supply Chain Management

With the evolution and increase in global supply chains, the risks associated with these global suppliers are greater than ever before, as one's network overall becomes inherently more vulnerable when scaled to a global size. And with the...

Food Safety on the Fourth of July

Independence Day is right around the corner and with the national holiday comes fireworks, picnics, and grilling galore. In fact, according to IBISWorld, it predicts Americans will spend roughly $6.7 billion on food for the holiday, up from $6.3...

Calls for Participation in GFSI Technical Working Groups

This is exciting news for anyone who would like to participate in the advancement of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Late last week, GFSI opened up applications for participation in two Technical Working Groups, one geared towards Food...

The Importance of Supplier Scorecarding When It Comes to FSMA

With the final rules for FSMA quickly approaching, it's important to start prepping your organization now rather than later. And while the prep work involved in becoming fully compliant with FSMA can seem like a mountain to climb, one way to...