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Easing Compliance with GFSI Scheme FSSC 22000

Becoming certified with a GFSI scheme is an impressive accomplishment for any company, the amount of effort that goes into achieving compliance is staggering. Gathering the required documentation alone can be a daunting task. 

Top 5 Reasons Companies Fail Audits and How to Avoid Them

Passing audits is no easy task. Whether for GFSI, the FDA, or a customer-required check - the consequences of failing can be costly. When companies pass their audits, they celebrate the entire staff, but failure tends to rest solely on the...

Behind the Scenes as a Food Safety Auditor

TraceGains has proudly partnered with Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director for FSMA International for over five years. Nancy is a Lead Instructor for FSMA Rule Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and FSPCA Preventive...

Preparing for an FDA Audit

As a result of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food inspections are on the rise.

2019’s Top 10 Version 8 SQF Non-conformities

Today's consumers are more demanding than ever. They want detailed information about the food they consume and are savvy enough to find alternatives if a product doesn't meet their standards. The pressure to provide information trickles from the...

5 Best and Worst Things To Do When Preparing for GFSI Certification

Although the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is considered the gold standard among companies in the food industry, it’s always evolving. On Feb. 26, 2020, GFSI rolled out the latest update of its benchmarking requirements.

5 Ways to Make Audits Easier

Audits are serious business, wrought with regulations to remember, policies and procedures to follow, and documents to organize and analyze. Traditionally, food, beverage, and supplement manufacturers and distributors endured months of pre-audit...

The New Lean State at Berner Foods Driven by Technology

Berner Food & Beverage Inc. is best known as “a private label supplier of quality food and beverage products to most of the top retail chains across all trade channels.”