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Top Three Tips for Remote or Blended BRCGS Audits

Vaccinations are on the rise, restaurants are opening back up, and mask mandates are lifting. It seems like the world is finally returning to something that resembled the old normal. But for many auditing bodies, remote audits are still available...

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

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) rule relies heavily upon tasks performed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).

Top 5 Reasons to Attend NEXT

This year’s annual TraceGains user conference doesn’t just have a new name, NEXT. It features the most robust speaker lineup in the event’s eight-year history.

NEXT Conference Honors the Best of the Industry

TraceGains is getting the CPG industry back together again, including regulators, industry experts, prominent brands, big-name retailers, suppliers, for two days for what we’re calling NEXT. The past year-and-a-half upended the CPG business,...

Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Every CPG manufacturer follows a basic set of guidelines during the production process. For U.S. food, beverage, and dietary supplements manufacturers, those rules are known as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) – or Current Good Manufacturing...

HACCP and HARPC: Key Differences and Definitions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

Food Contact Packaging: Quality and Safety Considerations

Ask any company in the food manufacturing industry, and they’ll tell you food safety is their top priority. Achieving proper food safety requires a commitment to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure food products meet the appropriate...

TraceGains Community Award Nominations Now Open

Every year, we honor the best in the industry with the TraceGains Community Awards, which recognize customers and suppliers who drive innovation with TraceGains solutions.

Recipe for a Successful PCQI Team

One of the biggest problems I see right now is that the Food Safety Plan development is there, but for some reason, the definitive team and the execution are weak. I don’t see a lot of good cross-functional participation in the actual...

Digital Transformation Can Accelerate Innovation

There’s no time for manual processes in today’s dynamic CPG marketplace. Consumers have already embraced a digital future, from how they research products to how they make their final purchase. The pandemic didn’t start this migration; it just...